Here at St. Michael's children join us a term after their third birthday in Nursery or at the beginning of the school year in which they are five, in Reception.
We hope to work in partnership with parents and carers, based on mutual trust and understanding between home and school.
In Nursery we invite parents and carers to attend our stay and play sessions on Tuesdays and stay and read on Thursdays.
In Reception we invite parents to our story time sessions on Fridays at 3.00 pm. Reception parents are also invited to story sessions with Mrs Leath on Monday mornings (Super Stars) and Wednesday mornings (Shining Stars) at 8.45 am.
The Early Years team aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment, both indoors and outdoors. Activities are based on the children's interests and are linked to the topics, they are planned to challenge and inspire individual learners. Religious education is taught through all areas of learning and is supported by the Come and See programme. The Talk for Writing scheme is used from Nursery to ensure that the children are familiar with a wide range of stories. Read, Write Inc. phonic scheme is introduced in Nursery and carried on through out Reception and into Key Stage 1.
We will be producing a Knowledge Organiser for each new topic that your child covers during their time in Foundation Stage. These are to be used at home to support the learning that goes on in school. They will include a brief outline of what is covered in that topic, any key vocabulary and additional links to further reading and useful websites.