We are a 26 place Nursery, open from 8.55am to 11:55am. Clarendon Nursery welcomes children in the term after their third birthday and is situated at the bottom of the school playground. Our Nursery teacher is Mrs Riordan and Mrs Wallis and Mrs Matthews are our teaching assistants.
The Nursery provides a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Outside, Clarendon Nursery has a large fully enclosed outdoor area with lots of exciting play equipment and activities. In Nursery, we learn through purposeful play and exploration. We plan a range of play activities to help our children progress in each of the areas of learning and development. When the time comes, we have a seamless transition into reception as the teachers from reception spend time in the nursery, Mrs. Riordan in her role as SENCo is in the main school in the afternoons and the children have had lots of experience of visiting the main school as part of their learning. Come and visit us for a better picture of what we can offer your child!
It’s great to be back! It has been wonderful seeing all the faces returning to their learning – and settling in our new children! There are still some things that are different, but we are taking it all in our stride and finding new ways of doing things! This term we are following the whole school theme of 'Being me in my world' to help the children find out about themselves and also help them to understand what has been happening this year! You will find the 'Curriculum map' for parents in the star below that outlines some of the things we hope to cover this term, but as always, we follow the children's interests and needs. You will also find other information that may be helpful on other pages on this website, such as the letter page.
Each week during lock down, activities were shared on this page with ideas of how you could support your child's learning. There were phonics ideas, photo diaries, craft activities as well as well being ideas for everyone in the family to enjoy! I hope you had a chance to try some of them and a selection of our favourites are here!
These photos link to the learning in the activity sheets.
Nursery 'Book at Bedtime' was being developed to support children at home, as there is a strong link between the number of books children experience and long term expectations. Our current situation has interrupted this, however, it is still possible to listen to them. The stories at the bottom were designed to be listened to, along with the book borrowed from nursery. Alas, the books are still in nursery waiting for our return! Meanwhile, you can listen to them and imagine the pictures, or you may have your own copies at home you can use. The new stories at the top of the list are now designed to listen to without the book - a 'told' story rather than one supported with the book or props. This is an area of learning we focus on at this time in the year.
Either way, listen and enjoy and Good Night, sleep well!