Nursery 2020 -2021
Welcome to our Nursery class page. On this page, you will find lots of information about the school day, ideas for home learning to support your child and most importantly we will puit lots of pictures of our learning throughout the school year!
Whole class Remote learning January 2021
Unfortunately, St. Ambrose is closed at the moment. While we are all safe at home, I am going to set some daily activities to do. Each day there will be a video at the bottom of this page explaining the activities you need to do. They are all 5-10 minute activities and are intended to be done throughout the day. For example, you may choose to do the name writing and then have some free play time before they decide to do the maths activity.
Please upload your child's learning to tapestry. This can be videos or photos. If you have any problems please email me at nursery@st-Ambrose.manchester.sch.uk. I will be available to answer any queries via this email everyday.
Other ideas for Remote learning
Below are a series of links that may also be of some use to you during lockdown. There are some lovely games and activities that you may want to do and I may use some of these to set activities. If you do any, I would love to see them via Tapestry or email email@example.com.
Stories read by Mrs Grundy
Read Write Inc videos
Previous Daily videos
At the beginning of the year we hold a 'Meet the teacher' meeting.
This year, due to the current situation, the 'Meet the teacher' meeting will be accessed via the school website as we are unable to hold the meeting in school. The powerpoint can be accessed via the files section at the bottom of this page. It is titled 'Meet the Teacher Presentation'. All the information for Nursery will be on there.
As always, if you do have any questions or concerns then please come and speak to one of the Nursery staff team.
Share in our learning letter
Every half term, we will send home a 'Share in our learning' letter which informs you of the topics we will be doing that half term and how you can support your child at home.
It can be found on the files section and will also be sent home via the School spider app.
At St. Ambrose our motto is "Smart on the outside, smart on the inside."
Uniform must be worn by children in all year groups everyday. To see what our uniform is please click here.
In Nursery they will also need the following to be kept in school:
A change of clothes, named. (This does not need to be uniform)
A pair of wellies with their name on.
A school water bottle.
If you require any more information regarding St. Ambrose, inlcuding school meals, breakfast club and after school club or the School spider app please click here.
Starting school for the very first time can be a very daunting experience, for both children and parents. Even if they have attended another Nursery, they are coming to a new place, which especially in the current climate they may never have seen before and spending time with people they don't know.
However, we are here to support you and your child in everyway. Staggered starts are vitally important to your child's success and works well to ensure your child gradually becomes more familiar with their new setting.
This year, we are moving to the online learning journal app, Tapestry.
If your are not familiar with learning journeys, they are the equivalent to class books in other year groups. Staff will take pictures and observations of your chiod regularly and upload them to Tapestry. You will then be able to logon and see all of your child's wonderful learning at Nursery and will be able to see what their next steps in learning are.
The beauty of having it online, especially during the current situation is you can log on at anytime from the comfort of your own home and see what your child is up to! You can also add your own pictures of what you get up to outside of school and add your own contributions to our assessments.
If you have complete the Permission form on School spider, you will have received an email from Tapestry to finish your account by creating a password. Thank you to those who have already done so and it has been lovely to see you commenting on the children's learning.
If you have not received an email from Tapestry or have not completed the online permission form, please speak to Mrs Grundy.
Online Safety for Early Years:
As the children are using more technology and online resources for their learning, please find some child friendly stories and games to teach your child about online safety:
Files to Download
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