Hello and welcome to our Nursery class page!
We are Mrs Atkins and Miss Bahri, and we are the Nursery class teachers. Working alongside us in the Nursery team are our teaching assistants; Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Davies.
We are so excited to start our Nursery Adventure with you all. We are looking forward to all the lovely things we have planned this year, and we feel privileged to be a part of your journey through Greave.
Outside of school, we enjoy spending time with our family and friends, and our four boys between us keep us very busy!
In Nursery, we use 'Class Dojo' to keep parents/carers up to date with what the children have been up to. We love to share photos and exciting news to give you an insight into Nursery life!
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to send a message on our Class Dojo page or email Mrs Atkins at email@example.com.
Alternatively, our door is always open, and we are always here to support you and your family.
Mrs Atkins and Miss Bahri
Nursery Topic Web
Following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, we embed a range of exciting themes and topics to engage the children in their learning.
Uniform and Clothing
All children will need a spare set of clothes and underwear to be kept on their peg. In Nursery, we learn outdoors every day. Please send your child wearing appropriate clothes for the weather, wellington boots and raincoats on rainy days, hats, scarves and gloves on cold days, and sun hats on sunny days. We ask that everything to be labelled and for a pair of wellies to be kept in school.
Snacks and Lunch
We are a healthy school at Greave. Fruit and milk are provided in class each day and water is always readily available. Children can bring their own water bottle and snack box, please ensure items are clearly labelled. You can order your child's school lunch through the Dolce website or provide a packed lunch. We are a NUT FREE school.
Caught on Camera
Reading and Phonics
In Nursery, we have story time every day. It is important that children are frequently listening and talking about books, as it will broaden their vocabulary and spark their imagination!
All children are given an allocated library session each week. Your child will choose their own book which they will be able to enjoy with you at home.
Children in Nursery take part in daily Phonics lessons. The children will learn about and focus on 'environmental sounds' inside and outside of the classroom. These lessons are fun, practical and engaging, providing opportunity for all children to develop their speaking and listening skills. As the children progress through nursery, we will begin to introduce letter sounds, primarily focussing on initial sounds, where children will be learning their 'Sound of the Week'.
Tales Toolkit is a learning tool used in EYFS to develop children's storytelling and narrative skills.
EYFS Curriculum Information
In Nursery, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and we develop the children's skills through a play-based curriculum. We encourage the children to express their interests and fascinations and support them in their learning through these - ensuring the children love to learn.
This guide is for parents/carers of children from birth to five years old. It will
help you find out more about your child’s learning and development in
For general advice and enquiries you can contact the Health Visiting and School Nursing advice line.
For the detail of our School Nurse, please contact the school office
To give your child the best possible start...
Please visit the 'Start Well Stockport' website.
Here you will find lots of useful information to prepare you child for Nursery.
Here are some ideas to help your child to achieve their best and to continue to have a love for learning as they do in Nursery;
- talking with your child about what they have been up to in Nursery
- reading and talking about books together
- singing songs and rhymes together
- helping them to recognise their name and the letters that form their name
- counting objects up to 5 and then 10
- spotting and recognising numerals, shapes and patterns in their environment and when you're out and about
- encouraging them to be independent, by putting on and taking off their own uniform when getting dressed
- taking part in new activities and challenges with them, encouraging them to show perseverance through trying again and not giving up
Thank you for your support,
The Nursery team
Useful links to support learning at home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (to support reading)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (support all areas of learning – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.bl.uk/# (British Library- suitable for EYFS)
http://www.ictgames.com/ (ICT games to support Maths and English – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life (to support healthy lifestyles – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb (FREE TRIAL to support maths – suitable for EYFS)