Rokesly Nursery provision for 3-4 year olds
Welcome to Rokesly’s fantastic purpose-built Nursery. The classrooms are big and bright with a lovely outdoor area which looks out onto the rest of the school. Each class is divided into different areas with clearly-labelled resources to ensure easy access for the children. There are ‘wet’ areas, for things like sand, water, painting and modelling; and ‘dry’ areas for construction, role play, reading, mark-making, games, counting and sorting. The children have access to computers, too. Each class also has a carpet area which we use for playing ring games, dancing, stories and rhymes. It is the place where we sit every day, to have fruit, to sing and talk together!
Our outdoor area is set up by us to mirror the indoor provision so that your child, who may prefer being outdoors, will have access to the same learning opportunities.
To assist us when planning for your children’s learning, we use the Foundation Stage Curriculum. It sets out the areas of learning through which we plan a range of activities and provision aimed at developing the whole child. We plan by playing with, and observing the children to find out their needs and interests.
Provision is constantly changing so as to provide lots of opportunities for the children to re-enforce their learning through self initiated, free choice and ‘adult focus’ activities. We also build our timetable to include cooking, using the hall and getting out to explore our vegetable and wildlife garden regularly.
Rokesly Nursery is a fun, creative and friendly environment where the children are supported to play together, making them feel settled and happy to come to learn. We all play a part in making your child’s education a safe and happy one. Please share your child’s interests, experiences and successes with us. We can celebrate these things with them so as to make them feel proud and confident in school. Sharing books, music and artefacts from home all help to create a link that makes your child feel safe and supported.
It is important that your child feels settled in their first year of education and care outside the home. Please, do not hesitate to approach us if you have any queries or need support. A happy parent makes a happy child too!
At Rokesly Nursery, we lay the foundations of your child’s reading and writing through our use of the Letters and Sounds phonics programme.
Phase One of Letters and Sounds concentrates on developing children’s speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work which starts in Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to get children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.