Nursery Plum

Plum Class photo 2017-18 amPlum Class - Mornings

Plum Class photo 2017-18 pmPlum Class - Afternoons

Welcome to the Plum Class information page. Here we will keep you up to date on everything that is going on at Nursery. We are very excited to welcome and the new and old Nursery children to the Plum class. A big thank you to all parents who allowed us to take photos at the home visits; these have been put up in the Nursery to develop a sense of belonging for the children.

The staff working in the Nursery this year are:

Teacher – Michelle Pugh

Teaching assistant – Anna-Marie Richardson

Teaching assistant – Neil Brookes

The Nursery is devised into two sessions, morning sessions are from 8:30-11:30am and afternoon sessions are from 12-3pm. Please arrive promptly to drop off and pick up your child. At Dashwood we encourage the children to become as independent as possible. We will be working with the children to hang up their belongings on their pegs, recognise their name when placing it on the board and settling at an activity they enjoy. There are many activities for the children to do at Nursery and we support children’s learning through their play experiences. We do carpet sessions regularly where your child will be encouraged to sit nicely and listen to each other, as well as activities based around mark making, storytelling and counting. There are links to helpful activities on the ‘useful links’ page for you to support your child’s learning at home. We are also lucky enough to have a PE session each week, where your child will be encouraged to take their shoes on and off independently, learn to control their movements and learn to travel in different ways.

Each term we will be focussing around different stories. The story for this term is Goldilocks and the three bears. The link for the story can be found here. We encourage you to work with your child re-telling and using actions to different parts of the story.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, which consists of 3 prime areas of learning and 4 specific areas of learning. 

Here is the overview of the topics for this year: Nursery Overview 2016-2017

Prime areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

For more information on the EYFS curriculum please look at the following link:
http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf