This is where you'll find the latest goings-on in the nursery class of Eldene School. The highs, the lows, and the downright oddities of nursery life - it's all here! Check out the links below.
For Nursery Update newsletters, topic webs, the nursery handbook and other documents, click here.
For letters sent home to parents from nursery, click here.
Our photo gallery is below. Find the latest pics at the top, or scroll down for older ones. Click on the little pictures to blow them up.
Just hanging about
Young children have a high ratio of strength to body mass. Their upper body strength enables them to perform feats that would leave most adults gasping. But their control of all this power is still developing. By giving them a range of opportunities for physical play, we hope to help them refine these skills.
Most toddlers enjoy company but the idea of coordinating their actions does not usually occur. At nursery age, the children begin to see the potential for joint efforts!
Having fun always makes a bit of mess. Tidying up is part of life and it's never too young to start.
Whatever kind of play goes on in nursery, it usually has a social side. Humans are social animals and it is quite natural for children to experience the bustle of many others, often with conflicting ideas or wishes. Learning to get along in this busy environment is perhaps one of the most important aspects of nursery. For some the lessons are hard, for others they come more easily. Either way, as the year progresses, the society of the nursery gradually becomes more cohesive.
Welcome new faces!
The new term has brought us new children. There is excitement about all the new toys. There is the upset of saying goodbye to mums and dads. And there is a whole new social scene to get used to. It's a busy and exciting time!