Foundation One (Nursery)
Children start nursery the term after their third birthday.
They will be offered five sessions per week, either morning or afternoon.
We ask for children to be dropped off or collected on time and for parents/carers to call to let us know if your child is unable to attend the session.
Learning in the Foundation Stage
Learning through play and investigation is at the heart of what we do in Foundation at Creswell C of E Infant and Nursery School. Learning is carefully planned to ensure opportunities to learn new skills, apply them and consolidate these across the different areas of the curriculum.
In Foundation 1 & 2 we plan and support the seven areas of learning outlined in the EYFS Framework. The three prime areas cover Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. The four specific areas cover Literacy and Mathematical Development, Understanding of The World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Children are supported and encouraged to become independent learners; selecting resources, developing ideas and collaborating with peers to challenge their thinking. Our learning environment is child centred and both our Indoor and Outdoor environment planned around children’s interests and stage of development.
Children participate in small group activities daily to introduce new concepts and develop skills in phonics (early reading and writing), mathematics, thinking skills, problem solving skills and collaboration.
We have 6 learning topics a year and the children are involved in planning and developing ideas for these topics through the use of group discussion and mind mapping. Staff then incorporate the children's ideas so that the topics meet their needs and interests.
Our topics this year are:
'Where we live and all about me', 'If you go down to the woods', 'Winter Wonderland', 'Down on the farm', 'Mad about minibeasts' and 'I do like to be beside the seaside'