Welcome to Nursery!

Tour of Nursery

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to show any parents or children around Bradley Green. Please find attached a link to a video, which shows our indoor and outdoor environment in Nursery.  We can't wait to meet you in January.

This half term our teaching and learning will focus on Africa through our text "Anna Hibiscus' Song". Anna is a small girl of dual heritage with a happy heart living with a large and loving family in Africa. She asks each member of her extended family what she should do because she feels so happy and she weaves their various responses into a song. The location of the mango tree from which Anna surveys her world is non-specific but the endpapers of the book depict an urban environment by day and night, a contrast to picture books which frequently depict only the rural landscapes of Africa.

 

 

 

Knowledge Organiser 

/files/Knowledge_Organiser_Africa.pdf

This document contains information that we would like the children in Nursery to learn during our topic on Africa. 

 

 

Nursery Times and Organisation

At Bradley Green we have Morning and Afternoon Nursery sessions and we now offer 30 hour funded places.

Morning Nursery starts at 8.30am and ends at 11.30am. Afternoon Nursery starts at 12.15pm and the session ends at 3.15pm. 

Our 30 hour places are from 8.30am until 3.15pm. You can purchase a school dinner or provide a packed lunch. 

Mrs Turner is the teacher in Nursery and Mrs Depledge is the teaching assistant.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in Bradley Green Nursery please contact Mrs. Wood on 0161 368 2166.

At Bradley Green Primary Academy we believe that every child matters and that every day in school matters. Therefore, we strive hard to make sure that the experiences and opportunities we provide for our youngest children are exciting and interesting so that they become curious and develop a love of learning.  We want the children at Bradley Green to feel like every day at school is the best day in their life.

The children in Nursery have the opportunity to develop and learn in indoor and outdoor environments that ignite interest and a love of learning. 

Forest School

This video takes a look at some brilliant adult-led learning experiences in the forest school in nursery.

There are many imaginative activities that the children engage in using natural resources, and that develop skills across the whole curriculum. There are some amazing activities, including:

-Finding sticks and measuring with them

-Using sticks in open-ended ways, and imagining them in different roles, such as a unicorn horn or a sword

-Using natural sticks as rhythm sticks and claves, and using them to make music and keep the beat to songs.

-Using sticks to explore the outdoor area, hitting different objects such as the fence and discriminating the sounds that objects make

-Using sticks for simple phonic exploration

There is a great use of singing and music in this setting, even in the forest school, which really brings learning to life.

In this next video, the children engaged in all sorts of free choice activities in their forest setting. They used dangerous tools, such as potato peelers for whittling bark off sticks. They climbed up pallets and experienced the thrill and danger of height.

Weekly Newsletters

Every Friday a newsletter will be posted on Class Dojo and displayed in the Nursery cloakroom to inform  you of what has happened in Nursery throughout the week. The main aim of the weekly newsletter is to inform parents/carers and childminders of the focus on teaching and learning in Nursery and to involve you in your child's learning and development whilst they attend Nursery.

 

Useful Websites

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Home learning in the event of School closure