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Nursery

Welcome to Nursery Class


Mrs. King is teaching in nursery class. Welcome!

Welcome to Nursery class! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts their nursery education with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

 In nursery class, our families are invited to share their home learning by sending in photographs and videos of family experiences to their child’s profile, which is set up by Mrs King when they start nursery. Each child has a learning journal in their book bags, they are encouraged to mark make and draw pictures to illustrate the stories they choose each week to read at home. We also set ‘challenges’ related to our topics for children to complete at home with their families.

Trips

This term we would like to invite visitors into Nursery to share their experiences with the children. If you feel you could come in and talk to the children about your job, family, a talent or hobby please do let Mrs King know. We are happy to facilitate you in any way that we can, and help to provide activities linked to your topic. It is a wonderful experience for all children, and will help us to get to know our friends and families.

Inspire Workshops

The topic of the inspire workshop this term will be spelling and grammar. We would welcome parent involvement in this, and look forward to seeing you then.

Key Times

The nursery school gates open at 8:30 in the morning and close at 8:55.

The children going home at lunchtime are collected from the nursery gate at 11:25, please be there to collect them promptly.

The nursery school gates open at 12:30 in the afternoon and close at 12:55.

All children are collected from nursery class in the afternoon.

The gates are open by 3:15 and close at 3:30.

 

 What are we learning?

This term’s topic is, ‘All about me!

We will be exploring our nursery resources and equipment and learn how to select resources for ourselves to encourage independent learning. The children will be learning about themselves and what makes them unique, as well as learning about our new friends and families in the nursery. We will be reading stories related to this topic such as ‘Anna Hibiscus’ Song’, ‘Tiger talk series: my body and my senses’ and ‘What I like about me!’

 

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. We also encourage the nursery children to be independent when changing shoes and putting on coats for outdoor learning, please support them at home with their dressing skills.   Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that you read stories and enjoy songs and rhymes at home. It is the most effective way of ensuring that your child makes progress in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Additional Information

 We welcome all families to use our reading corner each day before the gates close, the children love to sit with their families and hear them read in school. The children are also encouraged to bring in a chatterbox item to talk about at school with their peers. Look out for chatterbox challenge stickers in your child’s learning journal.

Our outdoor learning and allotments are open every day. Please remember a waterproof coat as we are outside in all weathers exploring the world around us as much as we can. If any parents can donate plants or seeds for the allotment, or help us care for the raised beds please speak to Mrs King.

Throughout the school year, your child’s profile will be sent home at regular intervals so you may celebrate their achievements at home and at school. We do hope you enjoy looking at and contributing to them while your child is in Nursery class.

 

 

 

 

 

Bromley Pre-School Provider Local Offer 2016-17

 

Harris Primary Academy Kent Nursery is an inclusive early years setting and offers the following range of provision to support children with SEND to meet their individual needs.

 

Who should I contact to discuss the concerns or needs of my child?

Inclusion Manager

 

 

 

 

Name: Mrs E Minas

 

Contact details:

Harris Primary Academy Kent House

High Street

Penge

London SE20 7QR

 

She is responsible for: Inclusion

 

Assessment, Planning and Review:

How can I find out how well my child is doing?

  • Request a meeting with the class teacher
  • Termly parents evening meetings
  • Online tracking and monitoring used to record progress, teacher can share these with parents
  • Regular informal feedback on a weekly basis as required

 

 

How will my child be supported with their development/medical/physical needs?

(e.g. staff training for medical needs, teaching programmes)

  • Training by external medical professionals as required
  • T.A. staff have attended the annual AEN conference days run by Harris Federation
  • Staff attendance at professional feedback meetings in school
  • Implementation of recommendations by external professionals as appropriate
  • EYFS Foundation stage curriculum followed
  • Provision map details support in place and documents specialist advice and recommendations for all Nursery staff to access and use

 

What additional facilities are provided for my child with special educational needs and disabilities? (e.g. wheelchair access, clinical care)

  • Sloped Access

 

Partnership:

What support from outside agencies does the setting currently use to support my child?

Referrals to the following agencies as appropriate:

  • Early Years Pre School Panel
  • SIPS
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Eyes outreach service
  • Behaviour support outreach service

 

Information shared with/from:

  • Health visitors
  • Portage
  • Area SENCO
  • School Nurses

 

Advice/Recommendations received will be considered and applied as appropriate.

 

Transition:

How will my child’s transition into school be supported?

Transition will be supported on an individual basis

A transition meeting will be requested with the receiving school of pupils transferring with higher level of additional needs, parents will be fully involved in this.