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Welcome to the Nursery!


 Ms Morgan ~ Mrs Kavanagh


Early Years Foundation Stage - Everything you need to know

Play is vital as it is through play that young children learn and grow. It helps them understand the world around them as well as helping them to develop socially and emotionally. We believe that all children should be able to play and learn in a safe stimulating range of environments with adults who understand and care about them.


There are four overarching principles:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, 

capable, confident and self-assured;

  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their 

experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership 
between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and

  • children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The 

framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, 
including children with special educational needs and disabilities.


The child is at the centre of learning and at Ravensfield your child will be allocated a key workers who will pick up on their interests and abilities, and build on them through play.


However, you’ll always be the most important influence in your child’s life. Talking to your child’s key worker means that we can pick up on what you’ve told us about your child and link it to what they do during their time at school. And it works both ways – by finding out what’s caught your child’s imagination, you can build on that at home too.


This is where your child’s Home School Books play an important role. This comes home on a Friday with a sample of what your child has been involved in that week, and is returned to us on the Monday with a snapshot of what your child has been interested in at home during the weekend. 


Singing songs, reading together, playing games with letters and numbers, and having fun with friends gives them a firm foundation for being a lifelong learner as they develop their areas of learning:


• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
• literacy
• mathematics
• understanding the world

• expressive arts and design


When you are out and about please talk to your child about what happens in Autumn. Maybe you could go on an Autumn Walk?What could you collect? If you have anything at home that would support our topic please let your child’s Key Worker know as we would love to share it.


Home school books

 Please remember to work with your child each week completing his/her Home School Book, looking through what your child has done at school that week and then sharing some of your home experiences with us. It really helps children build their communication skills and self-confidence. Please make sure it comes back to school on a Monday so that we have time to get it ready for the Friday.


Your child will be doing PE every Friday.  Please make sure that their PE is in school by this day.  They will need a white T Shirt, black shorts and pumps they can fasten themselves! Remember to name everything. 
Outdoor wear

Please remember to send in your child’s wellies and a waterproof coat as without these they cannot fully access the outside environment. 

Reading Book

Please make sure that this comes into school daily. We would really appreciate a short comment in the reading record book each time you read.
Snack Money - This is now due and your child’s £6 snack money allows us to supply enhanced snack on a Friday as well as baking materials. Alternatively if you would like to pay £36 for the year.



If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to us.
8.30am - 11.30am Morning nursery children

    12.30pm - 3.30pm  Afternoon nursery children

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Happy New Year.


Hello  and welcome back, happy 2016, we hope that you have all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to this new term. We would like to also welcome our new children and families who are starting with us this half term.

We are excited to be back and we are going to have a very busy and fun time.

Our Topic this term is Bears and we will be finding out about lots of different types of bears, their habitats and countries of origin, how they live. We will also be sharing lots and lots of books both fiction and non fiction about bears.


Author of the half term.


Our author this half term is Judith Kerr, some of her most popular books being about 'Mog', why not look at the library for some of her books to share with your child. she has a very popular range of books which the children enjoy.

September 2015

Welcome to our web page, below you will find lots of information on what we got up to in Nursery during the last school year. This will give you some idea of the kind of fun and exiting things your child will enjoy doing in Nursery during the next three terms. Please check back at our page throughout the year for updates on all of the amazing things we will be doing this year.

Special Snack...

Every Friday in Nursery we have a special snack and we try different foods often related to our topic. We have tasted baby food and will be making and sharing bear buns and biscuits this half term.






All About Me.


During the Autumn Term we spent lots of time finding out about ourselves about how we have grown and changed since we were babies.

We compared our baby photographs with current snaps, we played with a lot of different baby toys and we tasted lots of different baby foods.



Spring Term 1

Learning all about Bears, what types there are, where they live and the kinds of food they eat. We looked at Polar Bears who live in very cold places and we built our very own igloo.

Do you want to build an igloo?

Autumn Term.

In the Autumn Term we have learned all about ourselves, what we were like as babies, how we have grown and the things we have learned to do.

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Autumn 2 News;etter

Spring 1 Newsletter

Spring 2 Newsletter

Summer 1 Newsletter

Summer Term 2 Newsletter

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