“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark” Robert A. Heinlein
In our Nursery at Rushey Mead Primary School we believe in developing the ‘whole’ child – socially, morally, emotionally and physically.
In Nursery, learning through play is a strong motivating factor, and it is positively encouraged within the whole school environment both indoors and outdoors. Valuable interactions are a part of our quality first teaching which allows pupils to develop their language, creativity and thinking skills, increasing their confidence. We offer a curriculum that is individualised for our pupils, that focuses on their interests and strengths to broaden the valuable learning experiences that we provide. Our safe, stimulating and inclusive environment encourages our pupils to explore, experiment, look, observe, touch, discuss and share their ideas freely.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance to promote a curriculum that teaches pupils to be inquisitive through their purposeful play and develop positive attitudes towards learning that are instilled, building confidence and resilience.
Mrs D Chandarana - Nursery Teacher
Mrs A Preston - Nursery Teaching Assistant
The link below will take you to the Health for Under 5’s website and their Let’s Get Talking video series which offers practical advice and support in developing your child’s speech, language and communication skills.
Videos to support this includes, keeping it simple, following your child’s lead, giving choices, commenting, listening and responding and use of dummies.
The themes we use in the Nursery are: