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Nursery Brochure 2010/11 Executive Head: Mr S Wakeman Chair of Governors: Mr M Allerton Type of School: Community avell Primary and Nursery School ‘With a heart in the community, ahead in education…’

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‘With a heart in the community, ahead in education…’ Executive Head: Mr S Wakeman Type of School: Community Chair of Governors: Mr M Allerton To develop confidence and independence through encouragement and praise To provide a welcoming environment where the children feel secure and part of a happy group. To provide a stimulating curriculum that enables the children to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially


  • Nursery Brochure 2010/11

    Executive Head: Mr S Wakeman

    Chair of Governors: Mr M Allerton

    Type of School: Community

    avell Primary and Nursery School

    With a heart in the community, ahead in education

  • To provide a welcoming

    environment where the

    children feel secure and part of a happy group.

    To provide a stimulating

    curriculum that enables

    the children to develop

    physically, intellectually,

    emotionally and socially

    To foster



    between home and school

    To develop

    confidence and



    encouragement and praise

  • Cavell Nursery

    has one class of

    3 and 4 year olds.

    Each child attends

    for either 5

    morning or

    afternoon sessions a week





    Each session has up

    to 26 children,

    supervised by a

    teacher or a HLTA

    qualified Nursery


    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

    We are now able to offer

    some Full Day Care places

    through the East City &

    Framingham Earl Area

    Childrens Centre See

    Linda Talbot or Julie Foster

    for more information

  • 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 childs birth certificate with you as we need to see it to verify your childs 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 outsiderunning, 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 childs 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 actively pursue an environment which offers equal regard for people whatever

    their culture, religion, gender, ability or class.

    A copy of the schools Equal Opportunities Policy is available from the Office.

    We cook regularly with the children

  • 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)



    Improving skills of



    manipulation and




    Reasoning and


    Counting, sorting,

    matching, seeking

    patterns and

    working with

    numbers, shape,

    space and



    Language and


    Speaking and

    listening in


    situations, being

    read a wide range

    of books, and

    writing for

    different purposes



    Painting, modelling

    with clay and

    playdough, role

    play, imaginative

    play, drama and


    Personal, Social, Health

    and Emotional


    How children get on with each

    other and adults, how they

    understand themselves and how they are feeling

    Early Years




    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 initiating

    activities that

    promote learning

    and being able to

    learn from each other.

    Children learning

    through movement

    and all their senses.

    Children learning in

    different ways and at different rates

    Children feeling

    secure, which helps

    them to become

    confident learners

    Children having time

    to explore ideas and interests in depth

    Children making links in their learning.

    Creative and imaginative

    play activities that

    promote the development and use of language.

    Working in Partnership with parents

    Promoting childrens learning

    Direct teaching of skills and knowledge

    Using conversation

    Using rich forms of language

    Modelling a range of positive behaviours

    Identifying the next step

    Assessing childrens development & progress

    Skilful and well-planned observations

    Planning the indoor

    and outdoor environment

    Interacting positively with children

    Encouraging children to teach others

  • 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


    We have a Home-School agreement that

    we talk you through when your child starts.

    There are daily opportunities to chat with

    staff at the beginning or end of each


    We have parents evenings in the autumn

    and spring terms, and produce a written

    report at the end of the summer term.

    You are an automatic member of Cavell

    Friends, which arranges social and

    fundraising events such as Summer Fairs,

    Book Fairs and discos.

    We would love you to get involved by

    either helping in the classroom, the

    library, the gardens or helping with fundraising.

  • 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 Childrens 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 Boards 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 schools 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.


    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 childs 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.


    When do the

    children move into

    the Reception Class?


    Why are some

    Reception children part-time?


    My child isnt

    interested in

    books or writing. What can I do?


    Can someone

    else collect my child?


    Do we have to

    pay for the

    children to

    come to Nursery?


    If you are unhappy about any aspect of your childs 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.


    Children transfer in

    the September of the

    school year in which

    they are going to be



    If a childs 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.


    Make it fun dont 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.


    Only if you

    have informed


    beforehand, or


    the school.


    No. The Local Authority funds each

    child for 15 hours per week in the


    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


  • avell Primary and Nursery School

    With a heart in the community, ahead in education

    Executive Head Simon Wakeman

    [email protected]

    Assistant Head Teachers

    David Hopkins| Sarah Adams [email protected]

    School Support Manager Mel Egleton

    [email protected]

    Chair of Governors

    Mike Allerton [email protected]

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


    Sports at Cavell

    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


    We look forward to welcoming you to our school in person.

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