Welcome to Bridgewater Nursery School.
The team consists of Mrs Spina (Nursery Lead Teacher), Mrs Hollingsworth (Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Teacher PPA cover), Mrs Abraham (Early Years Practitioner), Mrs Colby (Early Years Teaching Assistant) and Miss Esson (Early Years Practitioner Apprentice). All members of the team work hard to offer a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children to thrive and grow. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum with an emphasis on promoting the characteristics of effective learning. This approach fosters a love of learning and provides challenge linked closely to developmentally age appropriate experience. We strive to create an environment where the children feel confident to explore and discover new things. As a Nursery, we understand that all children are unique and understand the importance of following their individual interests.
What are we learning this term?
This term, we welcome all of the new children to the Nursery! It is a really exciting time for the children and the Nursery Team. In order for the children to feel confident to learn and grow, we believe that they need to be happy and secure in their new environment. During the Spring Term, we will focus on promoting personal, social and emotional development by promoting positive relationships with the staff and other children. They will learn how to be independent whilst they access their healthy snack by pouring their own drinks, slicing their fruit and buttering their toast. Throughout the day, they will have the opportunity to choose the different areas where they want to learn and play. The adults will encourage the children to experience a wide range of learning areas inside and outside. Each day, they will spend time with their key worker groups where they will experience active rhymes, singing songs and listening to stories. We will also look forward to working closely with the Reception children and the Early Years Team.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
The children had lots of fun celebrating the Chinese New Year. They enjoyed listening to stories about China and looking at information books about the celebrations. It was wonderful to see the children work together to make a large dragon that they used to decorate the classroom. Their playdough dragons were very individual and creative. The children were curious to find out what animal represented the year that they were born in so we looked at the Chinese zodiac to find out. The highlight of the week was going to watch the Early Years children perform their Chinese New Year Celebratory dance in the Ignite hall. We took the dragon masks that we had created along with us!
Helping at Home