Children Starting In September
From the second day they can stay for the time which you booked.
If you have booked any extended day hours they will be available from your child’s second day at school.
Children can only start at Coldfall nursery once they have been fully toilet trained. Parents will need to ensure that children can use the toilet and wipe themselves independently.
Eligibility for free provision 15 or 30 hrs
To qualify for 30 hours’ provision, both parents must be in work, and each earning at least £115 a week but one parent must be earning less than £100, 000 per year. In a single parent family, the parent must be earning more than £115 per week and less than £100,000 per year.
An eligibility checkeoperated by HMRC is available HERE School requires proof of eligibility.
If you would like to visit the Nursery before completing your application form you need to book a place by either ringing the school office between 10am until 3pm Monday to Friday on 0208 883 0608 or emailing your request to email@example.com stating which date you would like to attend. Please note Nursery visits are separate to whole school tours which are available to book under the Admissions and Tours section of the website.
All Nursery visits take place from 9.30am until 10am on the following Fridays:
Friday 17th January 2020
Friday 24th January 2020
Friday 7th February 2020
Friday 14th February 2020
An oasis of love, laughter and life in the heart of the community
Coldfall School has had a nursery for children aged 3-4 years for over 20 years. Our Early Years provision has a long-standing track record of being graded as Outstanding by OFSTED. We offer an effective, nurturing environment in which children thrive and develop all the early building blocks and characteristics for future learning.
Spring Term Curriculum 2020
Topic title(s) and summary overview 3rd and 4th half term
Spring 1: Terrific Transport- We will be reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts including ‘The Naughty Bus’, ‘Terrific Trains’ and ‘Flashing Fire Engines.’ We will learn about road safety and travels by land, sea and air. We will discover how different modes of transport have changed over time.
Spring 2: Growing- the children will plant their own beans and learn what we need to do to keep a plant healthy. We will discuss how our bodies grow and change as we get older.
Please note that our main focus will be building on last terms learning and ensuring the children feel safe, happy and secure.
Please read the sections below to find out what your child will be learning in the spring term.
Communication and Language (C&L)
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Communication and Language is broken down into three aspects:
· Listening and attention
To ensure your child really excels in communication and language we will be immersing the children in the following activities:
Rhymes and rhyming songs and stories
Tales Toolkit, an oracy based resource that enhances children’s speaking, listening and communication skills by allowing them to use their imagination and create their own stories
Traditional tales such as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and the ‘Enormous Turnip’ as part of our growing topic
Role play including a car park and car wash, emergency services and garden centre
Circle Time and Key Group Time to encourage speaking and listening in small groups
It is our belief that children need as much exposure to these activities to ensure they develop into the best learners that they can be.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development is recognised as one of the building blocks of success in life. It supports children’s development by helping them to interact effectively and develop positive attitudes to themselves and others. In the Early years Foundation Stage PSED is broken down into three aspects:
· Making Relationships
· Self Confidence and self awareness
· Managing feelings and behaviour
In order for your child to develop successfully in this area we will:
Talk freely about our homes and communities
Play with friends and continue to develop relationships at school
Continue to consolidate the rules and routines of the setting (including behavioural expectations)
Continue to share
Continue to show kindness towards others
Develop listening skills by listening to our teachers, stories, songs and each other
Continue to learn how to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise, saying sorry etc
Talk about how we are feeling during circle time activities
Continue to recognise our own feelings and be able to tell a friend how they are making them feel
Develop an understanding of the schools values through stories, role play and circle times.
Physical Development (PD)
Physical development is as the title suggests about how babies and young children gain control of their bodies, but it also includes how children learn about keeping themselves active and healthy and how they learn to use equipment and materials successfully and safely. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Physical Development is broken down into two aspects:
· Moving and Handling
· Health and Self-Care
To support your child in developing in this area they will participate in the following activities:
Playground games e.g. parachute, honey bear
Travelling in different ways
Climbing and jumping
Constructing models using a range of different materials building cars, trucks, planes and emergency vehicles
PE lessons with Mrs Koupland.
Develop their gross motor and fine motor skills
Continue to manage self care independently.
Being able to read is the most important skill children will learn and has far-reaching implications for lifelong confidence and well-being. Literacy is often thought of as the ability’ to read and write’ but it also includes being able to speak and listen.
In the EYFS, Literacy has two aspects:
To develop early reading and writing your child will be taught and immersed in the following:
Immersion in a broad and rich language experience
Letters and Sounds-a programme which helps to develop speaking and listening skills to make a good start for reading and writing
Continue to read a range of text types (fiction and non-fiction) and encourage the children to join in with key phrases and repetitive language. Our Nursery newsletter will inform you of our book of the week
Opportunities for and purposeful contexts to encourage mark making through play.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Mathematics is broken down into two aspects:
Mathematics is all about understanding and using shape, space, measures and numbers to solve everyday problems. Helping children to enjoy Mathematics is probably one of the most important things that adults can do so that children realise that mathematics is a way of finding things out and solving problems. In order to do this, we will be using concrete apparatus (Numicon) and immersing the children in a number rich environment through songs, play and activities. In the course of this year, your child will learn to:
Participate in daily counting activities and songs including the number of the week
Recognise numbers in the environment
Practice careful 1:1 counting-touch the object as they say the number name
Explore Numicon-become familiar with the size, shape and colour of the numicon pieces ready for reception
Identify shapes and patterns through construction.
Find how many by grouping
Begin to use positional language (e.g. behind, on top of etc)
Understanding the World (UW)
Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place where they live and about all aspects of the environment. In the EYFS, Understanding the World is broken down into three aspects:
To help your child understand the world we will:
Learn about growing e.g. planting seeds and potatoes, life cycles of butterflies, spring, new life and how we grow and change
Care for our class pet
Learn about different occupations-emergency services and how people help us.
Learn about transport through time
Support our schools green agenda
Take part in Forest Schools sessions with Ms Bunston
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Use the IWB and class computer to develop an early understanding of computing
Participate in cooking activities including a vegetable soup
Expressive Art and Design (EAD)
In the EYFS, EAD is broken down into two aspects:
· Exploring and using media and materials
· Being imaginative
Your child will:
Learn and perform a range of old and new songs
Explore rhythm, dance and moving to music
Play with musical instruments (e.g. drums, tambourines, maracas etc)
Dress-up and engage in imaginative play using ‘props’
Create vehicles using different media e.g. junk, small and large construction.
Explores colour and how colours can be changed
Continue to chalk, draw and paint
Visit from a ‘real-life’ superhero. If anyone one is or knows a police officer, fire fighter, nurse, doctor, dentist or vet and would like to talk to the children about their job please contact the Nursery teachers.
How parents can be involved in home learning
Please share stories and nursery rhymes with your child every day. Give your child lots of opportunities to colour, cut and draw in order to develop their fine motor skills. Read the weekly Nursery newsletter. Please be familiar with the seven areas of learning (as stated above) and think about how you can support your child at home in developing in these areas.
Open from 8AM to 6PM from September 2017
New from September 2017
We have extended our Nursery Provision to take account of parent demand and to offer 30 hours free provision for eligible parents.
You will be able to find out how to prove your eligibility by visiting: www.gov.uk. Our nursery will offer places for up to 34 children at any one time during the core hours of 9am and 3pm, and 26 places during extended day (8am-9am/ 3pm-6pm) during school term time (ie: 38 weeks a year).
Parents applying for 15 hours can choose the morning session (9am- 12 noon) or the afternoon session (12.30-3.30) Monday to Friday.
If you are entitled to 30 hours you can book 9am-3pm Monday to Friday.
Hours outside the 15 hours and 30 hours entitlement can be requested on the application form and will be charged at £8 per hour. We will ask you to pay a deposit of £140 which will be refunded against your last Summer Term payment.
Please note: Children can only start at Coldfall nursery once they have been fully toilet trained. Parents will need to ensure that children can use the toilet and wipe themselves independently.
Extended day for Nursery and Reception
The staff team members and ratio for these hours are the same as for the core hours to ensure that provision is seamless and children feel nurtured and well supported by adults they know.
Breakfast and after school snacks are provided by the school kitchen and brought into the nursery classroom on trolleys. Breakfast consists of healthy cereals or porridge, fruit and toast; after school snacks could be sandwiches, pizza, pasta, salads, fruit or other options depending on the menu for the week. Children drink milk or water.
Please contact our Admin Team for further information, or to book a place.
Morning provision begins at 8am and runs until the Reception children go to class as 8.55am
You can book after school care from 3. 30 pm until 6 pm. (Although you can pick your child up before 6pm the session can only be booked as a block session of 2.5 hours).
Prices (per Day)
|Foundation Stage Early Birds||£ 8.00|
|Foundation Stage Night Owls 3pm – 3.30pm (Nursery only)||£ 4.00|
|Foundation Stage Night Owls 3.30pm – 6pm||£ 20.00|
|Foundation Stage Night Owls 3pm – 6pm (Nursery only)||£ 24.00|
The large outdoor play area allows children plenty of opportunity to spend time outside, develop their physical skills and enjoy lots of fresh air. There is a climbing frame, sand pit, water play, art area, growing area and lots of space to run around or ride bikes or scooters. The children also help to look after our two pet rabbits housed in a hutch outdoors.
How the Day is Structured
When children arrive they are welcomed, registered and encouraged to find an activity they enjoy.
During the day there are several whole group carpet sessions for story, singing, new learning and reflection time; opportunities for small group work or 1:1 activities with an adult and free choice activities from a range of learning areas (eg role play, sand and water play, construction, arts and crafts, English and Maths games).
There are set meal and snack times during the day. There is also plenty of opportunity for outdoor play and learning during every session. If children are tired after lunch, there is a quiet, cosy corner for a nap.
Towards the end of the day, there are quieten- down activities, such as a story and time to talk about the day before parents collect their children by 6pm.
Homework to do at home while the school is closed
Nursery home learning pack 2.
We hope you are all safe and well and are continuing to stay positive and remembering to have fun and be HAPPY!
Here are some new learning ideas, games and activities for you and your child to complete at home. Please continue to do these alongside the learning suggestions given in the previous pack.
Please continue to read to your child every day especially books based on our new topic, ‘Traditional Tales,’ especially ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ Ask your child to tell you the story, use different voices and actions and encourage your child to join in with the repeated phrases e.g. ‘I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!’ Use youtube to watch and listen to different versions of the story and ask your child to tell you what was the same and what was different. Can you make up your own version of these stories? Maybe change the characters or think of an alternative ending?
There are lots of famous authors reading their stories online.
Practice writing your name, using correct pencil grip and forming letters using the RML rhymes. If you can write your name using the correct letter formation try and write the names of your family members.
What sound does your name start with? Go on a sound hunt, can you find and take photos of items around your house that start with the same sound?
Discuss and describe the characters in the story, how can we describe the big bad wolf? Encourage your child to use descriptive language e.g. the huge, scary, cunning wolf. Act out how these characters would sound, what would they say and do? Can you make character puppets to help you retell the story?
Continue singing nursery rhymes (see the rhymes and activities from Nursery Rhyme Week)
Continue to make up stories with small world characters, what are the characters doing and saying? Where do they live? How do they feel? Let your imagination run wild!
Sing number songs together using fingers and actions e.g. 10 green bottles, 1..2..3..4..5…Once I caught a fish alive, 5 cheeky monkeys, 5 little speckled frogs. Play number games such as what’s the time Mr Wolf?
Write numbers 1-10 together and hide them around the house, can your child find them all and put them back in order? What numbers can you see in your house? E.g. on the clock, oven, front door. Can you find numbers anywhere else? What’s the biggest number you can find?
Hold up a number and ask your child to count out that quantity on their fingers, using actions e.g. 10 claps, 5 jumps, 3 hops and then encourage your child to count out how many using toys.
Build houses (‘The Three Little Pigs’), towers and bridges (‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’) together, encourage your child to use positional language and describe the shapes they are using in their construction. Who can build the tallest tower? How can you tell? How many bricks did you use? How many bricks would you have if we added one more? Or if we took one away?
Watch Numberblocks on cbeebies or youtube.
Continue to practice all the essential skills sent out in the last learning pack.
Take part in Andy P.E lessons on cbeebies.
Encourage your child to dress and undress themselves, continue to practice using zippers.
If you have the space play races and running games, who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd?
Can you move around the house in different ways? Crawl, hop, tiptoe, slither and slide. You could make obstacle courses using tunnels (chairs) to crawl through and objects and furniture to climb on and over-be careful! You can watch these videos on youtube for inspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7V_uKNvxvk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCYBkNht_j8
Sing and dance along to just dance on youtube, encourage your child to copy the moves.
Continue to help with cooking, stirring, mixing and carefully chopping. Discuss healthy food choices.
Continue to look after your seeds and plants, how have they changed? How will they continue to change?
Be as creative as you can-drawing, painting, junk modelling. Collect sticks, leaves and flowers and create pictures and art using natural resources.
Discuss the materials used in the story, collect sticks from your garden or if you’re out on a walk, try and build a stick house? Is it strong enough? Can you blow it down? What is a better material? Why?
Small and large construction, use lego, and building bricks or blocks to build houses for the three little pigs or your small world characters. Can you build larger houses or dens? Use big boxes, blankets, chairs and furniture, can your whole family fit inside? Role play the story whilst you’re in there, is it secure? Can the big bad wolf blow it down? Read the story together whilst in the den.
Sing songs, make shakers using rice or pasta in empty bottles or use pots and pans from the kitchen. Make sounds or rhythms and encourage your child to copy, start with a single sound and then increase the difficulty by having a more complex rhythms. Can your child remember and repeat these rhythms? Can they make quiet and loud sounds? Make up fun songs to sing and dance to.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff tripped trapped over the troll’s bridge, can you build your own bridge? You can look at images of bridges from around the world for inspiration, how can you make it strong enough? What materials will you use?
Please remember to relax, practice cosmic kids yoga and zen den, have movie nights and play.
Take care and we hope to see you soon.
The Nursery Team
Homework to do at home while the school is closed
Nursery at home pack 1
Children can take home 2 Nursery library books, please read to your child every day especially books based on our topic of growing and recalling the stories we have read in class, Jack and Beanstalk and the Hungry Caterpillar.
Practice writing your name, forming letters using the RML rhymes
Practice holding your pencil correctly,
Make books with your child, cutting and sticking in pictures and labelling (mark making is fine)
Singing nursery rhymes (see the rhymes and activities from Nursery Rhyme Week)
Make up stories with small world characters, what are the characters doing and saying? Let your imagination run wild
Practise your listening skills by playing ‘phonics play’ or ‘phonics bloom’ phase 1 games online https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase1Menu.htm https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1
Recap numbers 1-10,
Counting 1:1 with cubes, cars, toys and objects
Recognising numbers 1-5, putting them in order
Playing games with a dice, counting on and back
Watch Numberblocks on cbeebies or youtube
Practice balancing along walls and planks
Practice our rolls, forward, pencil and egg rolls
Practice jumping safely, landing on our feet with our knees bent
Make playdough to exercise our hands and make them strong
1 cup of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of oil
Mix all ingredients together to make the dough (food colouring optional)
Play throwing and catching games
Painting/drawing with big and small brushes to develop our fine motor skills
Cutting with scissors and sticking with glue
Go on a nature hunt looking for signs of growing/spring/new life
Plant seeds in your garden or in pots and look after them, help them to grow and observe how they grow and change
Watch Mr Bloom or Come Outside on youtube/cbeebies
Make a flower or garden model using junk and decorate
Cook and bake together, chop fruit and vegetables and talk about how they grow and why they’re good for us.
If you need to relax:
Encourage your child to practise yoga by watching Cosmic kids yoga and Cosmic kids Zen den on youtube.
Twinkl have lots of free downloadable and printable resources for parents www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc has lots of games and activities that will enhance children’s learning across the curriculum
Have fun, enjoy your time together and be safe.
The Nursery Team.