Our philosophy...

A curriculum is not just about what is provided for children to learn, it encompasses all their own experiences too. All that children hear, see and experience, intended, planned or otherwise, form part of their curriculum as a whole.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage)  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the reception year.  

At Lane Head Nursery School we are committed to underpinning our provision with the four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage:

 

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development     

Our Curriculum...

Let me introduce you to Funshine Bear. Each group will be collecting golden Funshine pom-poms for following Nursery's 'Golden Rules'... I wonder which group will have a visit from Funshine Bear?

This week...

Your children will be 'Playing and exploring' with our favourite Treasured Text 'The Gruffalo'. Your children will be be acting out the story, making voice and instrumental sounds to represent the characters in the story. Your children will be going on a Gruffalo hunt to see if they can find the characters in the story. 

Your children will be 'Creating and thinking critically' by making their own Gruffalo characters using clay and other  creative material and making dens for the animals to live in.  We can't wait to see your children's creations! 

Our Timetable...

Nursery Home Link activities...

Each week your child will receive a 'home link' activity. These activities encourage you to practice a new skill with your child. Some of the activities below will be on a rota basis. 

 

Books for Bedtime...

Your child will take home a bag with a book from our library to share with a parent or carer at bedtime. The same book can be kept for a week so your child can enjoy it and learn the story language. This is a weekly activity.

 

Spread the Happiness...

Every two weeks your child will receive a 'Spread the Happiness' activity. This is a family activity which involves having FUN! It could be taking a family selfie, or making a den or even splashing in a muddy puddle. You could send a photograph in or email it to the address below so that your children can share their fun with their new friends! Please use...

nurseryhomelink@shortheathfederation.org.uk  

January 2019~ Spread the Happiness

Home link Activity…

Get creative and make your very own indoor or outside Gruffalo den using towels, sheets, blankets and pegs.  

Send us a photo to…nurseryhomelink@shortheathfederation.org.uk

of you enjoying your camp and we can print them and display them!

Which group will get the most photographs sent in?

Beat Baby Maths...

Your child will take home a ruck-sack containing a strange little creature called a 'Beat Baby' and an object to explore using mathematical language. Each bag contains instructions and suggested mathematical language to use with your child. This activity will be on a rota basis. 

Weekend Pup...

Your child will take home a bag containing a beautiful Puppy with a blanket to keep him warm along with a dog toy to play with. You can take photographs or encourage your child to draw pictures of themselves having fun with the weekend Pup. This activity bag will be on a rota basis.