In Ladybird class we have lots of fun learning through play using a wide range of toys and equipment. We have a role play area for exploring ‘what we know’, using items children have brought in from home. There is a lovely book corner for children to enjoy sharing books and retelling stories. Children are encouraged to be creative in the craft and construction areas where they can select their own resources from our new open shelves. The maths area allows us to explore number and shape through counting natural objects, puzzles and 2D and 3D shapes. The loft is a great new space where children can sit quietly or play small group games. There is always access to sand, water and play dough to help develop understanding of textures and capacity, while also developing fine motor skills.

Our nursery has daily access to two outside spaces. There is a small courtyard where we focus on gardening skills and the understanding of living things. There is also a larger outside space with pathways for riding our bikes and scooters, a mud kitchen for getting messy, a lovely new sandpit and a climbing frame. In the sheltered area children can draw pictures, play musical instruments, or snuggle up and share books in the wicker snug.

We have fun going on welly walks to our school’s Nature Area where we look more closely at living things. We follow the interests of all the children when planning our activities. Children regularly join their key worker groups to explore an activity and develop their phonics skills.

We like to make the most of our local area by going on termly trips to places such as Morrisons, the Heath and the post box. This helps to give children practical experiences that we can use within the classroom.

We complete our nursery session by listening to the story of the week and ending with the goodbye song. We have lots of adults to support us with our learning and playing, they are: Nursery Teachers, Mrs Kay (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) and Mrs John (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday); Key Workers, Mrs Leighton and Mrs Harrison; and Nursery Practitioner Mrs Hanna.