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Welcome to Our Nursery

Intent

 

Our intent is to provide our children with an enriching, engaging and inspiring curriculum that provides a solid foundation for them to flourish and confidently embrace each stage of their learning as the progress through school.

 

We believe that these Foundation years are an integral part of the children’s childhood and we support our children to be curious about the world around them, to have resilience when problems occur, to be creative learner and to feel excited about learning.

 

It is important for us to work collaboratively with parents and carers. We believe that fostering good relationships is one of the key areas that supports our children to become confident learners. We encourage parents and cares to share their children’s learning achievements with us. We believe that this communication encourages a love for learning, it builds on their self-worth and their self-belief.

 

Every child is unique, we are committed to nurturing the development of each child within a safe, secure and caring environment.

 

We use our Captain Webb Values to promote positive attitudes to learning:

Listen

Encourage

Achieve

Respect

Nurture

Meet the Early Years Team

Mrs Kirsty McGee
Reception Teacher

Mrs Selina Larkin
Reception TA

Miss Emma Robinson
Reception Teacher

Mrs Karen Jones
Reception TA

Mrs Samantha Brannon
EYFS Leader
Pre-School Teacher

Miss Sophie Walker
Pre-School TA

Miss Ruby Jones
Pre-School TA

Miss Louise Hallybone
Pre-School Teacher

Miss Dawn Evans
Pre-School TA

Miss Nicola Richards
1-1 Support

Mrs Amy Lewis
2Year Old Room Leader

Miss Stephanie Cox
Nursery Manager

Mrs Emma Burns
2 Year Old TA

Mrs Hannah Anthony
2 Year Old TA

Miss Stephanie Cooper
2 Year Old TA

Implementation 

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) begins at birth and continues until our children reach the end of their Reception year. At Captain Webb we provide an engaging curriculum that maximises opportunities for meaningful cross-curricular links and learning experiences, as well as promoting the unique child by offering extended periods of play and sustained thinking. We follow the children’s interests and ideas to foster a lifelong love of learning both in and outside of school.

 

Our curriculum has been designed to enable children to succeed through cooperative and

collaborative learning. As such, there is a strong emphasis on the Prime Areas of learning;

Communication and Language,

Physical Development and Personal,

Social and Emotional Development.

This is of particular importance in our nursery rooms which are skilfully planned for and feed into the Specific areas;

Literacy

Maths

Understanding of the World

Expressive Arts and Design

At Captain Webb we believe that early language skills and extending vocabulary should be at the core of our curriculum and is embedded into our in-door and out-door learning environment. We have devised specific vocabulary for each of our learning areas and incorporate these into our planning. We understand that early language skills is one of the key components to becoming a successful, confident learner.

 

Our Early Years setting is equipped with a wide range of resources across a variety of learning zones that supports the seven areas of the EYFS curriculum. These are developed and planned for by staff to provide meaningful experiences and create learning opportunities for pupils across an engaging and enhanced environment both inside and out. Adults work along side children during their play and adult focused activities, modelling skills, learning strategies, encouraging independence and providing opportunities to embed and deepen their understanding. Alongside our enabling environment we ensure that the children learn through a carful balance of child and adult lead activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wooden Soldiers in Plastic Boat
Drawing Class
Painting Class

My Key Person

We Know that good teaching and learning begins with positive relationships.  Relationships fulfil our most fundamental needs as humans - social connectedness.

 A nurturing approach recognises that positive relationships are central to both learning and wellbeing, which is why all of our children are assigned to a 'key person'.  The key person is a named practitioner who has responsibilities for a small group of children.

They are there to help the child feel safe and secure.  the role is important for both child and parent and it is an approach set out in the EYFS.  The key person will respond to children's needs and help them settle into a new environment .  Communication is paramount between parent and key person, as these discussions hold key information about the child.​​​​​​​​​​

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Reading a Book

Forest School

Forest School is a specialised approach to outdoor learning that aims to develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning in woodland environments.  All of our EYFS children access our forest school at least once per week, where the forest school leader/teacher have planned thoughtful activities which inter link their topics and themes within the classroom.

 

Forest school is the perfect natural environment for children to build their self esteem, creativity and learn to manage their own risks whilst being supported by an adult.​​​​​​​​​​

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Memorable Experience

To introduce our children to the half termly topic, all children will have a 'Memorable Experience'.  This means the children will be taken out on a visit or we arrange for a work shop to come into school.  This helps them get a real insight into the next topic.​​​​​​​​​​

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