Welcome to Blossom class.
Our Nursery Environment
Blossom has two spacious rooms and a large outdoor area. Children are given the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in a stimulating environment that inspires exploration, interaction and discovery. Children have access to many different resources which will encourage the children to be curious little learners.
Blossom class also have access to the school library, the ICT suite and iPads.
P.E. – While Blossom class access daily physical development activities, we also have access to the school hall and have coaching with external P.E coaches. Our P.E. days are on a Monday and Thursday. Our children are expected to wear trainers on these days and earrings should be removed.
By ensuring we form positive relationships with children, parents and carers, we can support all children to become confident and independent learners which will help prepare them for the reception class. We build positive interactions with the children whilst they explore the continuous provision, outside and inside.
Children will become familiar with the Growth Mindset Monsters and our motivational quotes: I can learn anything that I want to, I never give up and mistakes help me learn.
Morning Nursery sessions start at 8.40am until 11.40pm and afternoon sessions begin at 12.30pm finishing at 3.30pm. We also offer lunch sessions from 11.40am- 12.30pm which allows your child to attend the nursery for a full day. Before and after school provision is also available to our nursery children. We are flexible with the sessions we provide our families meaning your child can attend for morning or afternoon sessions, full days or a full week.
Blossom class is organised so that children have time to be involved in adult directed activities and in their own self-initiated activities. Children are encouraged to make decisions and solve problems, to plan, carry out and review their activities. The children become more independent in their learning, and develop skills, which will enable them to become successful students as they grow older. The staff have a great understanding of the children’s development and how to support the children to reach their personal targets. Whilst immersing themselves into the children’s play, the staff differentiate their questioning and input to meet the needs of each child.
There are several elements within the daily routine which help to prepare the children in Blossom class for the transition into their first reception class:-
Children and staff come together for registration time at the start of each nursery session.
Children participate in daily maths, phonics and literacy lessons.
We read and discuss stories, poems and information books. Our stories and books are chosen to focus on children's current interests and reflect the Literacy objectives within the Early Years Framework. Children may stay as one group for story time or split into smaller groups to allow children to receive greater adult interaction; complete engaging activities and provide greater opportunities for the teacher to tailor the lessons to the children’s individual learning needs.
In the Early Years we realise the importance of developing children’s vocabulary. We use a wide range of books and stories to help extend children’s vocabulary. Please help to support this by looking at the vocabulary sheets and help your child to use this vocabulary at home. Children with a wider range of vocabulary often make the best progress at school.
Phonics lessons - Phase 1 of the Letters and Sounds program focuses on developing their speaking and listening skills. They focus on listening to the sounds around them and also begin building on their segmenting and blending skills.
Examples of the Phase 1 Phonics Program
Teaching phonics phase 1 Letters and Sounds activities are broken into seven different aspects:
Aspect 1 - Environmental Sound Discrimination
Aspect 2 - Instrumental Sound Discrimination
Aspect 3 - Body Percussion Sound Discrimination
Aspect 4 - Rhythm and Rhyme
Aspect 5 - Alliteration
Aspect 6 - Voice Sounds
Aspect 7 - Oral Blending and Segmenting
Math lessons are planned to be engaging and active and take place in the indoor and outdoor environment. The teacher provides children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting; understanding and using numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Click on the link to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage framework –
Click on the link to find games and ideas on how to further support your child’s development at home:
If you would like to speak to a member of staff please contact us via Class Dojo or contact the nursery manager via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Stewart, Mrs Nickson and Mrs McCaffery