The Day and Night Monkeys
Welcome to Day Monkey & Night Monkey Class!
Your Class Teacher is Mrs Hughes. Your Teaching Assistant is Mrs Hamilton.
On this page you will find information about our year group.
Please don't hesitate to contact any of our members of staff. We have an open door policy so you are more than welcome to ask any questions or come and speak to us about your child's progress.
In Nursery we aim to foster and support children's holistic development through carefully planned play based activities. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and test their skills and ideas with the support of the knowledgeable and caring staff in our Early years team. Your child is placed at the center of all we do and their individual learning needs carefully supported.
This year we are using a weekly focus to keep children interested and engaged and to enable us to offer a variety of experiences to your child. Your home link learning book will include a topic sheet each week so please have a read to see what we are up to!
- Just a reminder nursery begins promptly at 8.30 or 12.15. Should you child arrive late they are missing learning opportunities at register time such as name writing and phonics. The nursery door will not be open after 8.40. Should you arrive after this time please sign your child in at the school office as the register will have been taken and your child marked absent.
- Children's home learning link books will be checked everyday for your messages and signed should there be no correspondence required. This book is where we will write nursery information and send letters home so please ensure you also check this daily.
- Can we kindly remind parents we are a school which promotes healthy eating. Children are not required to bring a drink to nursery as they have access to water or milk throughout the session. Should they wish to bring their own bottle this must be water only. Juice will not be given to children. Please provide healthy snacks only such as fruit or a yoghurt. Children are offered a variety of fruit or vegetables for snack daily.
- Can we ask that all children remain with an adult when in Voyages playground. When collecting your child or dropping your child off via this playground please be mindful that children should not be using play equipment or toys. Children should be with their adult at all times.
The Characteristics Of Effective Learning
The Characteristics of Effective Learning (COEL) are embedded through our Early Years Unit. They play a huge role in the learning and early stages of our children. The characteristics focus on how children learn rather than what they learn, known as process over outcome. We in Early Years have applied our characteristics to animals to enable children to begin to make links in their skills and learning independently using each character. You can support your child by referring to these characters at home too!
Choosing Chimp - I choose ways to do things
Exploring Elephants - I am an explorer
Creative Chameleon - I have my own ideas
Go for it Gorilla - I will have a go
Concentrating Crocodile - I join in and concentrate
Persevering Parrot - I keep trying
Proud Peacock - I am proud of what I do
Slinky Linky Snake - I can make links
I Know Rhino - I play with what I know
The Energy Bus
The children may be mentioning the energy bus to you at home. We have begun a new initiative all about positive energy and overcoming challenges we may face! The children have become familiar with the energy bus story, created a self portrait and put themselves onto our class bus to begin their positive journey! If you would like to share this story with your child at home you can watch it on the link below: