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“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places” – Roald Dahl 

Welcome to Nursery!

We have 52 lovely children in our Nursery, we have 26 children who attend our morning session and 26 children who attend our afternoon session. In Nursery we base our learning around the seven areas of learning that the EYFS framework sets out. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.

The children in Nursery will learn through play. There are parts of the session that are adult directed, where children will work in small groups with an adult, and other parts of the day where children will lead and initiate their own learning. Children will take part in learning experiences both indoor and outdoor. All of the children’s learning is recorded in their learning journey which consists of photographs and observations, we love photos from home too.

In Nursery we have three brilliant members of staff; Miss Waldron, the teacher, Mrs Wilton, our Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Miss Bev, our play worker. All of these children will contribute and input to the children’s learning journey here at Goldsmith.

We follow and share the same topics as the children in Goldilocks and Reception. This year our topics are

Autumn 1- Animals

Autumn 2 – Festivals and Celebrations

Spring 1 – People and Communities

Spring 2 – Growth and Change

Summer 1 – Under the Sea

Summer 2 – Traditional Tales

Have a look at our curriculum map below which will share with you what we are going to be learning about this half term.

Nursery Summer 1 Curriculum Map

What is a Learning Journey?