A Day in Nursery

Every morning once the children have arrived and settled in we do the register and begin our day. Throughout the day the children are taught maths, phonics and a session related to our current topic. We also follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme, consisting of weekly sessions which help our Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) - this is always very exciting as it means we have a visit from Jigsaw Jenie!

In addition, throughout the course of the week the children will also have the opportunity to develop their gross and fine motor skills through P.E. and Dough Disco and explore expressive arts and design through music. They will also practice mindfulness through Cosmic Yoga, alongside ‘Calm Me’ time as part of their weekly Jigsaw sessions.

The Nursery classroom provides a high quality continuous provision, both indoors and outside, in which everything is carefully planned for. Children are able to explore this as they wish throughout the day, developing their characteristics of learning as they begin to apply their learning in different contexts. The continuous provision is primarily linked to our current topic, however we enjoy following the children’s interests and adapt as needed. Alongside the children’s opportunity to freely explore and investigate they will also work with an adult on focused tasks, usually working in small groups.

Throughout the day the children are able to freely access the snack area which is also a lovely social time where we encourage lots of talking, usually having a 'picture of the day' which acts as a focal point for discussion. We also regularly practice self-care routines as the children are learning to become as independent as possible. After lunchtime the children enjoy our ‘reading time’ – this is a lovely time of day where the children may choose to listen to a story by an adult, read a book independently or work in a small group as part of a shared read.