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avell Primary and Nursery School ‘With a heart in the community, ahead in education…’

Nursery Brochure 2010/11 Executive Head: Mr S Wakeman Chair of Governors: Mr M Allerton Type of School: Community

To provide a welcoming environment where the children feel secure and part of a happy group.

To foster supportive relationships between home and school

To provide a stimulating curriculum that enables the children to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially

To develop confidence and independence through encouragement and praise

Each child attends for either 5 morning or afternoon sessions a week

8.45am – 11.45am

12.15pm – 3.15pm

Cavell Nursery has one class of 3 and 4 year olds.

Each session has up to 26 children, supervised by a teacher or a HLTA qualified Nursery Nurse

We are now able to offer some Full Day Care places through the East City & Framingham Earl Area Children’s Centre – See Linda Talbot or Julie Foster for more information

We welcome all children, whatever their needs

There is good access within and around the school site The Nursery has a disabled toilet and shower

The school works closely with the School Support Service which includes Speech Therapy, an Educational Psychologist, Behavioural and Learning Support Teachers, School Health Advisor and a School Doctor

If a child has special needs they will be given an Individual Education Plan (IEP) with specific targets relating to that need. The IEP will be regularly reviewed and shared with parents

Once you have been offered a place, you will be invited to visit the nursery with your child and see some of the activities that we provide and spend an hour with us. You will also be invited to attend an Induction meeting without your child – we will be able to give you information about our school, answer your questions and give your child a starting date together with confirmation of which sessions they will be able to attend. On the day your child starts you will be asked to fill in an admission form with medical details about your child and emergency phone numbers. There are also various permission slips to be filled in. Please bring your child’s birth certificate with you as we need to see it to verify your child’s date of birth.

When you bring your child at the start of a session please help them to find their name on the felt board and their coat peg. We encourage a love of books and stories, and provide your child with a book bag. Each day, on arrival, you and your child can choose a book to take home – please read it with your child and then they may want to read it back to you. After everyone has arrived we have a whole class circle time where we talk about the days activities and play some phonic games – this will teach them how to discriminate between different sounds.

The children can then choose from a range of planned activities i.e. threading, puzzles, construction, role play, sand, water, painting, maths and language games. There will always be at least one adult-led activity We operate a free flow system whereby the children can choose to spend time inside or outside where there are planned activities covering all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum We do some whole class numeracy activities after we have tidied up – these include number rhymes and songs, counting games, numeral recognition and shape activities We always end the session with a story and songs.

Each child is provided with a carton of milk and a piece of fruit each day. There is no charge for this. (Please let us know if your child does not drink milk) Water is also provided throughout the session

Nursery education is all about learning through ‘doing’. Your child will be spending time outside–running, jumping, climbing and gardening and although aprons are worn during messy activities, please send your child in clothes that are easily washed and give freedom of movement - jogging bottoms or elasticated waists on trousers are recommended. These also enable children to be more independent when going to the toilet. The school has a uniform policy, which we ask Nursery parents to follow, as far as possible, however it is flexible for Nursery children. Sweatshirts and Fleeces are available to buy from the school.

Only stud earrings are allowed at school, as any other types may be dangerous in a busy play environment. Please make sure that NO other jewellery is worn, as the school cannot take responsibility for it being lost or damaged.

Rules within the Nursery are discussed with the children, and relate to walking, talking, sharing and being kind to one another. We praise good behaviour and tell children when and why they have behaved in an unacceptable way. If your child cannot cope with a situation we may have to remove them from it for a short while. We will always inform you if we are concerned about your child’s behaviour.

We have two computers and a interactive whiteboard that the children use independently, and provide as many Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities as possible e.g. remote control toys, tape recorders and calculators.

We go into the Hall once a week for P.E. or Drama

We cook regularly with the children

We actively pursue an environment which offers equal regard for people whatever their culture, religion, gender, ability or class. A copy of the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy is available from the Office.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy Counting, sorting, matching, seeking patterns and working with numbers, shape, space and measures.

Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Development How children get on with each other and adults, how they understand themselves and how they are feeling

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Physical Development Improving skills of Co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement

Creative Development Painting, modelling with clay and playdough, role play, imaginative play, drama and music

Communication, Language and Literacy Speaking and listening in different situations, being read a wide range of books, and writing for different purposes

Knowledge and Understanding of the World This area of learning forms the foundation for later work in science, design and technology, history, geography, information and communication technology (ICT)

The Nursery and Reception classes form the Early Years Foundation Stage. The learning environment is carefully planned - we look at what the children can do, and build on this. The six areas of learning shown above are taught through the use of topics – a copy of the current topic web which shows an overview of the intended learning and teaching, along with a more detailed weekly plan are on display in the Nursery corridor.

Children having time to explore ideas and interests in depth

Children initiating activities that promote learning and being able to

Children learning through movement and all their senses.

learn from each other.

Children making links in their learning.

Children feeling secure, which helps them to become confident learners

Creative and imaginative play activities that promote the development and use of language.

Children learning in different ways and at different rates

Promoting children’s learning

Using rich forms of language

Assessing children’s development & progress

Working in Partnership with parents

Identifying the next step

Modelling a range of positive behaviours

Skilful and wellplanned observations

Using conversation

Encouraging children to teach others

Interacting positively with children

Planning the indoor and outdoor environment Direct teaching of skills and knowledge

Getting ready for the move to Reception We work closely with the Reception Class all year i.e. children visiting Reception on a regular basis in the summer term, and Reception children visiting Nursery according to need.

There are weekly meetings with all Foundation Stage staff to discuss children, planning and the outside area.

In the summer term before they are due to transfer, every child will visit at least four times in small groups. We also take over the Reception classroom when they go on their summer trip.

The Reception staff visit us regularly for story telling sessions.

There is a meeting arranged for parents in the summer term with Reception staff and the Headteacher.

We value your support, and believe that working together will greatly benefit the children.

There are daily opportunities to chat with staff at the beginning or end of each session.

We have a Home-School agreement that we talk you through when your child starts.

We have parent’s evenings in the autumn and spring terms, and produce a written report at the end of the summer term.

We would love you to get involved by either helping in the classroom, the library, the gardens or helping with fundraising.

You are an automatic member of Cavell Friends, which arranges social and fundraising events such as Summer Fairs, Book Fairs and discos.

We want all our children to grow and develop in a secure and positive environment. The physical and emotional well-being of each child is carefully monitored. Every member of school staff has a duty to ensure the safety of the children. We wish to work with you, as parents and carers, to ensure the best possible care for your child. Occasionally there are situations which give us cause for concern and which we have to refer to the Social Work section of Children’s Services. Our prime concern is always the well-being of the children. If we act it is to protect the child. We are required by law to follow the procedures laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). By following the procedures we are in no way inferring that any parent or carer is responsible for wrong-doing. Our designated teacher for Child Protection is Mr Wakeman, or in his absence, Mrs Bocz. All the Local Safeguarding Children Board’s procedures and protocols are on their website at:

All Nursery Nurses and Assistants are qualified first aiders, and deal with minor incidents. Julie Foster is the school’s asthma link representative. If your child has an accident or appears unwell, we will contact you immediately.

If your child suffers from a bout of diarrhoea and/or sickness, you must keep them at home for a minimum of 72 hours from the last incidence. If your child is going to be absent please phone the school office as early as possible on the first day.

Medicines • •

School staff is unable to administer medicines, except in exceptional circumstances, where the Head has agreed. Asthma inhalers are kept secure in the Nursery along with a register, and list the necessary dosage and times the inhalers should be taken. Children administer their own inhalers, while supervised by a member of staff. Head lice are a constant problem, and we recommend that parents use a ‘nit comb’ when their child’s hair has been washed and conditioned. If the lice are persistent then a preparation from a chemist should be used. If a child has head lice, the whole family should be treated to prevent re-infestation.

Where a child has permanent medical needs, a care plan is drawn up with parents to show all staff what should be done in certain circumstances. The school must be informed of all medical needs.

ANSWER: Children transfer in the September of the school year in which they are going to be five.

QUESTION: When do the children move into the Reception Class?

QUESTION: Why are some Reception children part-time?

QUESTION: My child isn’t interested in books or writing. What can I do?

QUESTION: Can someone else collect my child?

ANSWER: If a child’s birthday falls before the end of February, then they will be full-time (all day). If their birthday is between March and August then they will be part-time (mornings only) until Christmas, and full-time after that.

ANSWER: Make it fun – don’t pressure them. Choose books with them on subjects that they are interested in e.g. dinosaurs, cars, mini-beasts. Borrow our storysacks. Perhaps they can write a shopping list when you write yours. Praise their attempts and write the correct words underneath and let them take it with them when you go shopping.

ANSWER: Only if you have informed us beforehand, or telephoned the school.

QUESTION: Do we have to pay for the children to come to Nursery?

ANSWER: No. The Local Authority funds each child for 15 hours per week in the Nursery. If you would like your child to stay at Nursery for an extra hour, Cavell Kids run a Wraparound Club between 11.15am and 12.15pm. If you need your child to stay longer, then this counts as Full Daycare. Wraparound Club and Full Daycare do have to be paid for. Information is available from Linda Talbot, Julie Foster and Kirsty Frary

Complaints If you are unhappy about any aspect of your child’s education or experience at school, please come and talk to us straight away. If your complaint cannot be resolved the Headteacher will give you a copy of the Complaints Procedure which will give further advice and guidance.

All the pupils and staff are pleased to welcome you to Cavell Primary and Nursery School. We provide a wide range of balanced learning opportunities for all our children, to help them become independent and responsible people. We believe in developing self discipline, co-operation and tolerance. We are proud of our caring environment and high standards. Our pupils and staff work hard together and the pupils and well motivated and well behaved. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the education of their children. We look forward to welcoming you to our school in person.

Fun at Cavell

Play at Cavell Sports at Cavell

avell Primary and Nursery School ‘With a heart in the community, ahead in education…’ Executive Head Simon Wakeman

Assistant Head Teachers David Hopkins| Sarah Adams

School Support Manager Mel Egleton

Chair of Governors Mike Allerton

Duckett Close.| Norwich | NR1 2LR | t 01603 621927 | 627029



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