Welcome to our Nursery Unit
Rosetta Nursery is an integral part of our school and is located within the main school building. The Nursery class has an experienced, fully qualified teacher and nursery assistant; and offers full time places for 26 children, from 8.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. The Nursery provides a happy, secure environment where children can develop at their own rate through challenging and progressive play. ETI praised the nursery unit for, ‘Providing rich learning opportunities for children in all areas of the pre-school curriculum.’ Children and their families are welcomed into the life of Rosetta Primary School.
The Nursery class also provides opportunities for the children to grow in self-confidence, develop social skills and to communicate effectively. The children enjoy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor play based activities through which they have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and capabilities. The Nursery Unit has an extensive outdoor area, the Woodland and Adventure World enhance the children’s learning.
In September, Nursery were settling into their new classroom and getting to know their new nursery friends. We explored the different play areas in the classroom, and are learning how to share their playspace and their toys with their new nursery friends. We have learned the snack routine and have been learning how to make choices at snack. Our theme of learning for September is "Nursery Rhymes". Nursery also had a Monekynastix taster session- we had so much fun!
In October, Nursery began learning about the Farm and exploring the role of the farmer. We have been learning the different farm animal names, but we have also been learning about how the farmers can grow food on the farm which we will then buy from the shops and eat. In October we also started staying for school visitors.
How many pumpkins tall are you?
As part of our pumpkin patch day, Nursery measured how tall they had grown using pumpkins. We are learning to count to and recognise numbers to 5. Most of our class measured 4 pumpkins tall!
Our Pumpkin Patch Day!
In October, we celebrated the role of the farmer by having him deliver pumpkins to our pumpkin patch! Nursery really enjoyed choosing a pumpkin and then transporting them in the wheelbarrows. On our pumpkin patch day, we had a barn dance in the classroom, we had a party lunch and then had a treat in the playground when the pumpkin patch closed. It was an exhausting day!
In November, we have started a new topic- Transport! We have been thinking about ways that we can travel on land, sea and in the air. We have also go our new 'Listening Station' in the classroom and are enjoying choosing a song or story to listen to at this area. We are also beginning to learn how to handle and use scissors; it's a very tricky challenge!