Welcome to Nursery and Reception
Starting school is such a huge milestone in your child's life! At Rushmere Hall we make it as exciting and fun as possible. The EYFS curriculum enables us to follow the child's interests, giving the children opportunities to learn through play, alongside teaching time, to give them the best start in their school journey.
We are a highly skilled and experienced Early Years team. Teachers and Teaching Assistants work closely together tailoring the learning experiences for the children's needs.
We have fantastic facilities, large, bright, exciting classrooms, bay areas for smaller groups both inside and outside the classroom and a BIG shared play area to further learning and discovery and develop all important communication and language skills with the chance to build friendships and interact with children and Staff from other classes.
We encourage parents to play an active part in their child's learning, so look out for lots of opportunities to come and see us, such as 'Stay & Play' sessions, School Trips and Visits, sharing and celebration assemblies, Parents Evenings etc. Don't forget to check the Blogs for your child's class on this website, they are updated regularly with lots of news and exciting events!
Curriculum - What are Nursery learning?
A Typical Day in Nursery
Nursery Diary Dates 2018/2019
Stay & Play - Thursday 22nd Nov - Nursery
Nursery & Reception Christmas Play - Fri 14th Dec - North Hall
Christmas Trip - Thursday 6th December – Wolsey Studio
Christmas Party - Tues 18th Dec - Nursery
Stay & Play - Friday 22nd March - Nursery
Summer Trip - week commencing 1st July - Trip to Woodbridge
New Intake Parents Meeting – Mon 18th June – North Hall
Sports Day - Thurs 20th June 10am & 1.45pm - School Field
Summer Party - Tuesday 23rd July - Nursery
Resources at Home
What is Year N?
WEEKLY EVENTS - Nursery
PE - Thursday
Library - Tuesday and Friday
Secret Garden - Monday
Curriculum - What are Reception learning?
A Typical Day in Reception
•Children arrive, self register
•Read, Write Inc
•Whole class input/carpet time
•Play based learning a mixture of child led, child initiated and teacher led activities, both inside and outside the classroom
•Whole class input/carpet time
WEEKLY EVENTS - Reception
all classes every Thursday afternoon
R1 Tues R2 Wed R3 Tues
Attendance and Punctuality
Regular school attendance is essential for academic progress, personal, social and emotional well-being and development. It is extremely important that good habits, such as regular attendance and punctuality, are established from the moment your child begins school.
Please refer to the attendance letter below...
Stay & Play - 23rd Nov - Reception Classrooms
Christmas Trip - tbc -
Christmas Concert - Fri 14th Dec pm - North Hall
Christmas Party - Monday 17th Dec pm - North Hall
Stay & Play - Wed 21st March pm - Reception Classrooms
Easter Assembly - Wed 28th March pm - North Hall
Sports Day - Friday 29th June pm - School field
Summer Party - To be confirmed
What is Year R?
Read, Write, Inc.