The Nursery children at Brookfield Primary School, take their first educational steps in a supported and exciting learning environment. The Nursery is closely connected within the EYFS setting and the children share their outdoor learning area with Reception. As a result, children become familiar with the Reception teachers and support staff and their transition into Reception and on to KS1 runs very smoothly. The Nursery environment offers an excellent array of activities and challenges, which the children engage with, enabling them to explore and develop their independence.
There are two Nursery sessions each day. The morning session starts at 8.45am and finishes at 11.45am and the afternoon session which starts at 12.15pm and finishes at 3.15pm. We also have children who attend for 30 hours each week 8.45am- 2.45pm (with the possibility to extend to 3.15pm). Each session is led by a fully qualified teacher and senior teaching assistant, giving a ratio of one adult to 13 children.
With tremendous outdoor and indoor facilities, including all-weather multi-purpose surfaces, a mud kitchen, raised beds and a forest school on site, children are given the best possible start in their education.
Below is a summary of the EYFS coverage.
Term Titles and Big Books
|Term||Titles||Example Big Books - see Learning Plan for full list|
|Autumn 1||This Is Me||Owl Babies, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Spot goes to School|
|Autumn 2||Out of This World||Whatever Next!, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom|
|Spring 1||Superheroes||Real Superheroes, Busy People Doctor, Charlie the Firefighter|
|Spring 2||Things That Move||Dear Zoo, Walking Through the Jungle, What the Ladybird Heard|
|Summer 1||How Do I Grow?||The Hungry Caterpillar, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jasper’s Beanstalk|
|Summer 2||Up and Away||The Train Ride, Commotion in the Ocean, The Rainbow Fish|