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Welcome to Nursery

Parent Booklet (2.0MB) Includes information on homework and times tables.

Theme Webs

Magic Moments (28KB) Please share any magic moments from home including your childs interests in and outside of school by completing the Magic Moments form and emailing to eyfs@howwood.herts.sch.uk

 

EYFS Autumn Newsletter 2017 (135KB)


Our Teacher in the Nursery is Mrs Reed and our Nursery Nurse is Mrs Thompson. Our priority is to make sure all the children are happy and settled so that they are able to enjoy Nursery and become active learners. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) is based on the over arching principles that learning and development depends on each unique child having the opportunity to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.


The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum has seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning are important and inter-connected. The three prime areas are; Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These are fundamental in the EYFS, running through and supporting learning in the other four specific areas of; Literacy, Maths, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.


We follow a predictable daily routine which helps the children’s growing awareness of time and sequence as well as providing security. We may adapt this on special occasions but the routine generally includes the following: Busy fingers, adult led activities (whole group or small group), child initiated learning time (including snack time), circle time activities/ story time.


During child initiated play children are encouraged to develop their independence and are given opportunities to make choices, decisions and develop their own learning. We provide a range of interesting and varied resources which motivate the children to learn. The classroom is organised in a way that ensures children can access their learning freely and independently. The adults observe play and seek ways to support and extend children's learning.


Adult led activities include curriculum based activities which may be connected to our theme. They also include stories, number games and rhymes, Letters and Sounds (phonic activities) and singing and movement, to name a few! These activities are in whole class or small groups to suit the needs of the children.


Our P.E. day is Tuesday.

 

The children are welcome to choose a book to take home weekly. Sharing a book is a good habit to get into as it is a fabulous way for children to become interested in reading as well as develop early reading skills.

 

 

 

Here are some useful websites:

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ - for children
www.topmarks.co.uk/Parents/ - for parents