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Jemison (Early Years)

Our class is named after Mae Carol Jemison born 17th October 1956 an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel into space as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

As part of black history month we talked about Mae and and how incredible she is, all her achievements from going to space, writing books and starring on a tv show and how brave she is to go to space.

Welcome to our class page!

All about us…

We are the two year old provision here at South Bank Primary School. We welcome all children into our provision and look forward to getting to know your child and working closely with yourself to provide the best quality education and care within our setting. We understand how important this stage is in your child’s development and our aim is to support them on the first step of their school journey here at South Bank Primary School. We are very much included within the school and given the opportunity to participate in all the incredible whole school activities and events.

Our team

Room Lead – Mrs Nicholls
Nursery assistant – Miss Rutledge
Nursery assistant – Miss Boocock

As we are all local to school we know just how wonderful and important the South Bank community spirit is and this is something we want to embrace and reflect within our class. We see ourselves as a family and welcome every new child and parent who join our fantastic school. We care about each child as we would our own and want to give them the very best start to their education and school journey.

Our Classroom

Below are some photos of our wonderful classroom. Our aim is to provide a engaging and warm environment where your child can learn, explore and discover. We have many areas within our room including a home area, book corner, mark making and loose parts.
As we follow a child led learning approach within our setting we often change the resources in these areas to reflect the children’s current interest and add to they learning.

The great outdoors

We are lucky enough to have our very own outdoor area within our provision. The children have access to this area throughout the entire session no matter what the weather! (We always recommend weather appropriate clothing)
We have many areas outside including water, large construction, bikes and cars and a quiet area for recharging.

Our curriculum

To ensure all children are thriving within our setting we follow the Early years foundation stage framework which includes seven areas of learning. All areas of learning are equally important however we focus on the three prime areas of learning as these are the foundation in your children’s development and learning. These three areas of learning are:
Communication and language
Personal, Social and emotional development
Physical development
Whilst also working on the the 4 other areas of learning:
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design

About our day

Our current sessions times are:
Mornings 8.50am – 11.50am
Afternoons 12pm – 3pm
All day 8.50am – 3pm

During each session children can choose to spend their time exploring the outdoor area or the classroom. Adults within the room will be with the children interacting with them and when an opportunity arises “teaching” the children.
We also do a group time each session with the children, this may include our story and nursery rhyme of the week or a story or nursery rhyme chosen by a child.
The adults role is:
‘Communicating and modelling language, showing, explaining, demonstrating, exploring ideas, encouraging, questioning, recalling, providing a narrative for what they are doing, facilitating and setting challenges. It takes account of the equipment they provide and the attention to the physical environment as well as the structure and routines of the day that establish expectations.’​
OFSTED, 2015 

Each child is provided with a choice of fruit for their snack as well as a drink of milk. Children who stay all day are also provided with a healthy two course lunch provided by the school cook. Water bottles are provided for each child throughout the session.

Our year so far…

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

And the fun continues…

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