Welcoming our New Parents

We know that starting school is such an important time in the lives of our children and their families.  Transitions and change can be tricky and therefore we have an important and robust system for supporting children’s smooth transition into our school, in order to give them the best possible start.

Today we met many parents of children due to start Reception in September.

They found out about our school philosophy, curriculum and practical details such as the routines and uniform.

Lyndsey joined us from the Health Visiting and School Nurse team in order to support parents with ‘school readiness’. She chatted to parents about eating and sleeping and was able to signpost them to other health departments. We work closely with this team of professionals to support children’s development and learning, especially in the EYFS.

We are looking forward to sharing lunch with our new families, playing with the children during Stay and Play sessions and visiting them at home in the coming weeks.

A Visit from the RSPCA

Nursery and Reception learnt about Louise’s job role and how she cares for pets that have not been looked after by their owners.

The children learnt five key things that animals need to thrive. Honey helped demonstrate some of these!

This knowledge will help their understanding about living things, animals and jobs. It builds on the learning they have already done and they have already started to use it in the role-play and small world area.

This is also linked to our school value of respect.

A Visit From Lauren The Veterinary Nurse

Children have access to a wide range of role-play resources in the EYFS. They can use these in order to develop their vocabulary, imagination and story-telling skills. Our Home Corner is a constant feature in our setting in order for all children have access to nurturing, homely resources that reflect their lives and culture.

Practitioners enhance the role-play provision to link to the overarching theme during each term.

The Vets has just opened in order for children to develop, use and apply their knowledge of animals.

Practitioners plan cultural capital experiences, carefully at key points, so that children can access and use resources purposefully. Today Lauren a Veterinary Nurse visited. The children learnt about her uniform, equipment and role. They learnt new vocabulary such as swab, sterile and gown and the meaning of these words by exploring resources and singing songs.