Offmore Nursery Rocks!!
Offmore Nursery provides an exciting and vibrant learning environment for children from 2 years to 4 years. It is led by our experienced Early Years teachers Mrs Packer with the support of Miss Dare (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Hughes.
The Nursery comprises a vibrant indoor learning space, with a playground and a garden area that allows the children to learn and investigate as much outdoors as they do indoors. We go to the Forest twice a week. At the moment it is on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
Fundamental to our Nursery learning philosophy is the engagement of children with their learning. This system keeps the children central to their topics and activities and enables the staff to continually respond to the thoughts and ideas of our children as they collectively build and develop the very best foundations for learning.
Personal, social and emotional development is critical to all that we do, so that our children grow into confident children eager to embrace the future learning challenges they will meet.
"Stay and Play" (Currently postponed until further notice)
On a Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm we hold our "Stay and Play" Session. This allows parents to come along and see what Offmore Nursery is like and how we approach nursery learning. It also enables parents to meet the nursery team, ask any questions and see how we may be able to help your child with their start in education. For more information contact the school office.
Sessions for Nursery
- Morning Session: 8:30am - 11:30am
- Lunch Club: 11.30am - 12:30pm
- Afternoon Session: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
We use Class Dojo to share our wonderful learning with our parents and as a way to communicate important messages that are specifically for the Nursery children. We add photos of some of the exciting things that we do in school and the children can send us pictures of things that they do at home.
Our children love to earn dojo points throughout the day, and these are linked to our Offmore values.
The children can also earn points for using their learning powers. These include:
Busy Bee power- given for active learning, such as being focused.
Unicorn powers are given for playing and exploring, using a 'can do' approach.
Magnifying powers are given for creating and thinking critically, such as using learning walls independently to further own learning.
Our Nursery Environment
Academic Year 2020/2021
Spring Term- Spring and Easter celebrations
After returning in March from the school closure we began looking at the Colour Monster story. This talked about all the different feelings we may have. We loved talking about when we had felt those feelings, making our own colour monsters and counting out feelings into their own feeling pot.
We then went on to discover how the season had changed to Spring. We looked for signs of spring, made daffodil soup outside, created spring artwork, wrote instructions on how to plant a bean, planted our own bean and flowers, made our own little gardens with playdough and used our maths skills to make a Caterpillar. We are currently awaiting the arrival of some frogspawn so we can learn how they change.
For 2 weeks we have then learnt about Easter. They have learnt the Easter story and shared what they had remembered whilst toasting and buttering a hot cross bun. We have also learnt about the lifecycle of a chick and observing tadpoles.
Look at all the fun we have had!