Hi I am Miss Potter, the nursery teacher, I have worked with children for 12 years and been a teacher for seven years working across Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. This is my third year teaching at St Michael's Catholic Primary School and I believe learning through play is fundamental for your child's development. I enjoy watching the children progress academically and holistically throughout Nursery. I believe that children flourish when they explore the outdoor environment and I am very lucky to be the lead of 'Forest school' this year.
Hi I am Miss McMahon I have been a Nursery Nurse for 20 years. I enjoy reading stories to the children and enjoy watching the children make new friendships. I enjoy painting and encouraging the children to make marks.
Hi I am Miss Hughes I have worked in St Michaels for over 25 years. I enjoy encouraging the children to learn through sensory experiences such as playdough, gloop and exploring shaving foam. I have worked across the school but I am happy to be back in Nursery.
Here is our Welcome video - come and explore the nursery environment and meet nursery staff.
Nursery Starting Times:
Please ensure you are on time to pick up your child and let Nursery staff know if you are running late or if someone different is picking your child up. Thank you.
Homework gets given out every Friday as well as a book for you to read with your child. Please return homework books by Wednesday of the following week.
Remember is it important to read with your child as often as you can to support communication and language development
In Nursery we encourage the children to be independent.
Your child will learn to put on their own coat and clothes.
Prepare and cut up their own snack and pour their own drinks.
Tidy up the resources in Nursery and put them in the correct places.
Help at home by encouraging your child to:
Nursery staff will offer support to all parents/carers with any queries or concerns with any of the above.
If you need any help or support please contact me via twitter @NurserySTM1 or by the EYFS School bubble email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some useful links to support your child's learning at home:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O5o1k_5UKw Number Jacks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks Alpha Blocks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akTRWJZMks0 StoryBots - Emotions - there are lots of different videos to encourage children to learn about the planets, space and many other topics. Check it out.
Keep your families fit and healthy and join Joe Wicks P.E. sessions.
Put your favourite songs on and make up a dance. Send it to us on twitter
Below is a link to youtube link to Go Noodle - we use this in school for brain breaks
or a bit of fun. It also teaches the children to maintain focus and copy moves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig Banana Banana Meatball
Learn the letter sounds using 'Jolly Phonics'
Use pots and pans to tap out tunes, nursery rhymes and syllables in your families names. Here is a link for Nursery rhymes.
Alongside the work that we set for your child, you can also access an online learning tool called 'Oak National Academy'. We would like you to use the fantastic resources they provide, a teacher will be delivering 3 lessons a day.
To access, click on The National Academy website below, select Reception, and start on Week 1, Day 1.
There isn't a Nursery page, however I believe most of the activities are suitable for our Nursery 2 children.