Nursery - ND 2021 - 2022
Class Teacher: Mrs Duckitt
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hornby, Ms Amis, Ms Main
Mrs Sadler & Ms Martin
Please click on the picture above to watch a short video all about our Nursery
We are delighted to have your child in our class and look forward to being part of their learning journey. See below some useful informaton regarding our class. Throughout the year, please be sure to visit our class page regularly as it will contain updates regarding our class activities, including photographs for you to see for yourself how our curriculum stimulates and engages and your child.
Down on the Farm (Spring 2)
Communication and Language- This half term our topic is Down on the Farm. Please see the attached Knowledge Organiser at the bottom of this page.
Literacy - We will continue to develop our love of reading as well as making purposeful marks. We have had our ducklings come and hatch which has provided some fantastic inspiration and meaningful mark making. Children have been drawing pictures and writing about their favourite animals and how to care for them.
Mathematics – This half term we will consolidate our number knowledge within 5. We will continue to count up to 10 and beyond and explore patterns within numbers and our environment. Children will also create their own patterns through art, music and movement.
Physical Development - Children will be learning to develop their fine motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently. This will include pencils for drawing and writing, paintbrushes, scissors, knives, forks and spoons. They will also develop the skills they need to manage the school day successfully: lining up and queuing, mealtimes. Children will be also be developing their gross motor skills by exploring our outdoor environment.
Understanding the World - Children will be learning the changes that occur in Spring. They are experiencing a duckling hatching programme and they have been able to witness life cycles first hand. We are also discussing the changes which occur in Spring in our immediate environment as well as down on the farm. This will be accompanied by a visit from Alldays farm petting zoo.
Expressive Arts and Design - Children will be learning to create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills. They will learn to listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses and develop storylines in their pretend play.
Our school gates open from 8:45 am to welcome full time children and children coming in for a morning session. Children should be dropped off and collection at the Nursery classroom door (entrance via path opposite Wirral Hundred).
A full nursery day is 8.45 am to 3.15 pm.
Morning sessions times are 8.45 am - 11.15 am and afternoon sessions are 11.45 am to 3.15 pm.
Please note for children who are entitled to 30 hour funding and attend 4.5 days, their Friday session is extended by 1 hour meaning their Friday session ends at 12.45 pm.
We are very proud of our ‘Woodland Learning’ offering, where your child will be experiencing a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you PE/Woodland uniform on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’.
Nursery 1 have Woodland Learning every Tuesday and Nursery 2 have Woodland Learning every Thursday.
See below here for details of your child's PE/Woodland Timetable.
Your child will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder they may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.
Please ensure your child does not attend school wearing their wellies and has arrives in alternative footwear as this ensures the spread of mud around school it kept to a minimum.
It is essential that you wear appropriate clothing for P.E. We have one session per week . Children should attend school in their PE/Woodland uniform on PE days. Black pumps or trainers must be worn.
See below timetable for your child’s PE days.
Please visit our class page regularly to see what we have been learning at school.
Updates will be notified to you via our School Spider app . Via the app you will be notified not only of class page and gallery updates, but also school communications.
The first time you log in to the app, you will be required to click "forgotten password" link. This will allow you to set a password and access the app. Please note some devices automatically include a capital at the beginning of entry fields, so please ensure the wappropriate lower or upper case option is set for any characters you are entering.
If you have any problems accessing the app, please contact the School Office who will be happy to help.
Code of Conduct
We will be looking at our 3 character traits: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience. Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction.
At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this. Please also see our Promoting Good Behaviour Policy.
We believe that it’s important that you look smart in your TPS uniform and represent our school with pride. We ask you to start the new academic year by ensuring that you wear full TPS uniform. Please note the following:
- Children are allowed to wear small plain silver/gold studs earrings;
- No trainers (including black trainers);
- No extreme haircuts (including; undercuts, number 1 cuts, excessive hair products/gel);
- Long hair to be tied back (including boys);
- Black/brown/blonde elastic bobbles. If wearing a headband it must be burgundy and no large ribbons or bows;
- No oversized (Jo-Jo style) bows;
- No false nails and/or nail varnish
- No jewellery is permitted save for small stud earrings and a watch.
These requirements are set out in our school policy and we expect all pupils to adhere to them. We appreciate your efforts in maintaining our high standards of appearance.
School Dinners & Snacks
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a school lunch, as this is funded by the Governments Universal Free School Meals Scheme. Children in these year groups are not required to bring a packed lunch as both hot and cold options are available daily for children to chose from.
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 may purchase a school dinner at a cost of £2.00 per day/£10.00 per week, which should be paid for in advance via SCOPAY. Alternatively, children in these years may bring a packed lunch to school if they wish.
Please see lunch menus for further information.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a daily healthy fruit snack for them to consume during morning break. All children in remaining years (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) are requested to bring a fruit snack to school for their morning break.
Any named items will be returned to your child’s class. Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name (not just initials). All lost property is collected by each year group and is available for checking at each home time for parents/carers to claim any lost items. If you cannot attend at this time, please speak to your child’s teacher. Alternatively another parent/carer may claim lost uniform on your behalf.
Punctuality & Attendance
We are keen to ensure that every pupil attends well and at least achieves our school target of 100%.
- School gates open at 8.30 am and class doors open at 8.45 and close at 8.55 am
- Registers are taken at 8.55 am – children must be in class at this time
- Please arrive on time to prevent the need to sign in late at reception
- Holidays are not permitted during term time. Parents who remove their children from school during term time will be fined.
- Incentive awards will be given for good attendance
- School finishes at 3.15 pm
Corona Virus Procedure
If you child has any symptoms linked to the Corona Virus, please ensure your child and any siblings do not attend school until a test PCR Test has been completed and a negative result confirmed.
If your child is required to isolate please advise the school office so home learning can be arranged. Full information and guiance can be found on our website - Corona Virus updates & info & Covid & Remote Learning
Absences for Sickness & Medical Appointments
Any absences must be reported to the School Office or absence line prior to 9.00 am.
- School Absence line is 0151 652 8498 (option 1)
- Appointments should always made outside of school hours wherever possible. However, if this is not possible, please advise the school office of any appointments
- Appointments can be notified to the school office by email (TPSabsences@remat.org.uk)
- Please ensure a copy of your child’s appointment card/letter is also provided to school to ensure any medical appointment absences are duly authorised.
- Patterns in absence for sickness and appointments are monitored (e.g. repeated Friday afternoon appointments with no appointment confirmation provided) to ensure children attend school unless there is a legitimate reason
How to Help at Home?
Please read with your child as often as you can, ideally every day. Bedtime stories, nursery rhymes and engaging in role play will help significantly with your childs language development.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child or school, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your child’s class teachers in the first instance. For details of the who to speak to and how to esclate any concerns, please visit our Contact Us page.
Where to find more information?
Our website contains masses of information, not only about Townfield Primary School but also our exciting curriculum and enrichment activities. Furthermore, you can find details of our staff (including how to contact our SENDCo directly), school policies, Governing Board, useful parent information (School Dog, term dates, lunches, communication, making payments, etc) and the additional services we offer to support our wider school community (nursery and wrap around care). Our website is extremely user-friendly, however to help you identify the range of information available please see our website summary guide.