Welcome to Bonsai class
Class Teacher: Mrs Pedrick
Class TA's: Miss Overton, Miss Wright, Mrs Bal and Mrs May
Early Years Support: Mrs Plummer
Our nursery caters for 26 children in each session. We aim to provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment for every child to learn.
We have a great team of qualified staff.
We encourage parental involvement to help us to support each child in their learning.
Our new Nursery hours are 8.45am till 11.45am and 12.15pm until 3.15pm
We have places available so please contact the school office for more information.
All children will be given the opportunity to play outside throughout most of the day, whatever the weather. It is important that you dress your child for school appropriately: warm clothes and waterproof coat when its cold and wet, sun hat and sunscreen when it’s sunny. We also need spare clothes to keep on their peg. Children get wet, muddy and messy when they play outside. We do have some protective clothing for them to wear, including wellington boots, although you can provide these if you wish. We teach children how to minimise how messy they get and will get better at this as they get older, but it’s part of their learning and development – they will get dirty when they are playing in the mud. Children need to be allowed to experience the world around them in a full, messy, muddy, wet environment if they are to make useful meaning of it. Getting wet does not cause us to catch cold. If a cold virus is around, we will pick it up regardless of whether we are wet or dry. Spare clothes needed: underwear/socks/tights/jumper/skirt or trousers.
What nursery is all about..............
Just Playing Poem
When I am building in the block room, please don't say I'm "just playing". For you see, I'm learning as I play, about balance and shapes. Who knows, I may be an architect someday.
When I'm getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don't get the idea I'm "just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play; I may be a mother or a father someday.
When you see me up to my elbows in paint or standing at an easel, or molding and shaping clay, please don't let me hear you say, "He is just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm expressing myself and being creative. I may be an artist or an inventor some day.
When you see me sitting in a chair "reading" to an imaginary audience, please don't laugh and think I'm "just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I may be a teacher someday.
When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with choice things I find, don't pass it off as "just play". For you see, I'm learning as I play. I may be a scientist someday.
When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some "plaything" at my school, please don't feel the time is wasted in "play". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to solve problems and concentrate. I may be in business someday.
When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don't think that because I enjoy it, it is "just play". I'm learning to follow direction and see differences. I may be a cook someday.
When you see me learning to skip, hop, run and move my body, please don't say I'm "just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning how my body works. I may be a doctor, nurse or athlete someday.
When you ask me what I've done at school today, and I say, "I just played", please don't misunderstand me. For you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to enjoy and be successful in my work. I'm preparing for tomorrow. Today, I am a child and my work is play.
We have recently set up home visits for all of the new children starting at our nursery. Home visits allow parents and children an opportunity to ask any questions they may have in a more familiar surrounding, and allows nursery staff the chance to complete any outstanding paper work and find out the important things relevant to your child. We feel these visits have really helped the children settle into their new surroundings, making the transition into nursery a much calmer and more enjoyable experience.
Each child has a learning journey which we encourage parents/carers to fill in with their child's work, will also add activities and work completed in nursery and this can then be shared both at home and with their friends at school. Things that can be added from home include; - pictures, photo's, news etc.
We value our parents input and support whilst the children are attending our nursery
Stay & Play
Where parents/carers can join us in a play session, observing how their children explore and learn through play, share some of those play experiences with their children by playing alongside them, and gaining an understanding of the importance of play and learning and how the two link together. Our Stay & Play session also gives the parent/ carers an opportunity to speak with key staff members about their child's progress.
We would like to invite parents / carers in to read stories in different languages, help us celebrate different cultures or hobbies. Such as gardening, craft ideas, dance and sport.
Hello, here in Bonsai class we have been taking pictures of our lovely Butterfly Garden....
We watched them grow from Caterpillars into beautiful Butterflies.