At Palmers Cross, our Early Years department is run by a team of highly qualified and experienced Early Years Professionals, who want to work with you to support your child’s early development.
The department is led by myself, Mrs Harper, and I am available each morning from 8:30-8:45 if you wish to speak to me. In Nursery, there are two key workers, Mrs Kendall and Miss Peate, who will be working with nursery pupils on a daily basis. As key workers, Mrs Kendall and Miss Peate will be overseeing the nursery sessions, ensuring that the needs of the children are met on a daily basis.
Our Nursery sessions run each morning from 8:45am – 11:45am and 12:15 - 3:15. Doors open at 8:30 am for the morning session to provide some convenience for parents who are bringing older siblings into school. Parents may stay with their child until 8:45am or 12:30 if they wish to do so.
As you enter the Nursery with your child each day, we would encourage you to help your child to write their name in the large note pad provided, and to find their name to peg on the washing line. Once they have done this, they can then join their key worker to begin their morning activities.
At the end of Nursery can we please ask that you wait in the outdoor area and your child will be brought out to you. Key workers and myself will be available should you need to speak to us.
Pupils are able to wear their own clothes for school however; we would like the children to wear a yellow, early years, polo shirt. These are available to purchase from the school office. Optional navy jumpers are also available with the school’s logo on for the colder months.
Below is an overview of the things your child will be learning in nursery this half term so that you can continue to support your child’s development at home. In addition to this overview your child will also be focusing on the topic ‘growth’ where they will be learning about different bay animals, how we grow and how seeds grow.
Show and tell will take place each Friday. Please ensure your child brings into school an item related to the weekly theme to talk about with their friends.
PE will take place on a Tuesday with Mrs Harper. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school and that jewellery is not worn.
As learning will take place both indoors and outdoors, please ensure that your child has wellies and a waterproof coat in school each day.
Nursery supporting Children In Need