Nursery

Our Nursery is an integral part of our school. It is Ofsted registered and open all day, every day in term time. Our Nursery receives Government Grant Funding for both 2 year olds and 3 year olds. Hot lunch provision is available through the school's meals provider. Parents/carers should be aware that of the 14 allergens(as described by the Food Standards Agency), the ingredients milk and eggs are likely to have been included in the meals. Our Nursery Leader is a fully qualified Early Years teacher and has recently gained an additional qualification – Early Years Professional Status.

Children are welcome to start as soon as they are 2 years old. Hours of attendance are flexible – some children stay all day, others attend part time.

The nursery's outdoor areas are totally secure and covered by the school's CCTV; they offer a broad range of stimulating activities all year round. There is a delightful quiet room indoors, ICT facilities, a large conservatory and a designated practical area for modelling, painting and messy activities. Full use is made of the school's Hall for PD activities.

Every week on a Friday morning, parents/carers are welcome to bring their children to Tiny Tofts where a member of our Nursery staff is present to deliver the session whilst parents/carers supervise their child(ren) and meet other adults. This is an ideal opportunity to familiarise yourself and your child with Huttoft Primary School. Open from 8.40 a.m. to 10.10 a.m., children from birth to pre school play together with age appropriate activities in the School Hall or Nursery and refreshments are available. Booking is not necessary – a warm welcome is always extended to all. Contact us on: 01507 490284 or e:mail: Sarah.White@huttoft.lincs.sch.uk.

Nursery Uniform

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Monthly Activity Sheet

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Spring Term Report 2017

We were all very excited to return to Nursery after the Christmas break as we couldn’t wait to tell everyone about the lovely toys Santa had delivered. Lots of us were very excited about the toy animals we had received so Mrs Denton helped us to set up the Animal Hospital. Percy the Park Keeper loaned us some of his special information books and we really enjoyed learning all about animals. Did you know that some animals only come out at night? Also Percy told us that some animals go to sleep at the start of winter and don’t wake up until the Spring when it’s warmer! We received a letter from Percy the Park Keeper who asked if we would make some special bird cake so that the birds in the Nursery garden didn’t go hungry over the winter.

As it began to get a little warmer as Spring approached we put on our wellies and explored the beautiful school grounds for signs of growth. There was so much to see and hear! In fact our listening stops were one of our favourite parts of our walk. We loved listening to the birds sing – how happy they sounded! Which made us feel happy too!

As Easter approached we began to get excited about the Easter Bunny visiting, Mrs Denton made us some rather special ‘chocolate’ play dough; we had lots of fun modelling, counting and sorting chocolate eggs.

What exciting ‘Big School Hall’ times we have had this term. Mrs Hurrell has made it possible for us to have use of the hall each day before lunch; we have been learning lots of new action songs. Our favourite one is ‘Going to the moon….ZOOoooom…..ZOOoooom!’ Mrs Denton says that we have become very good at listening and following instructions and we have. Each Monday we visit Mrs Witney who has taught us so many new songs. You would be impressed with what confident performers we have become over the weeks. We practise the songs each day with Mrs Denton so no one misses out.

Autumn Term Report 2016

At the start of the Autumn Term we had lots of fun singing songs and playing games which helped us get to know the names of all our new friends. We used the Nursery iPod to take photographs of each other and Mrs Denton helped us to make a big class book called, “Walking through the Nursery – who do we see?’ It’s still one of our favourite books in the story corner.

We loved the late Autumn when the school grounds were covered in fallen leaves. We had so much fun ‘helping’ Mr Lake to collect up the leaves and I am sure that he will want us to help again next year! Some of the leaves on the ‘big school’ playground were ‘eeenormous’; we simply never tired of collecting Autumn Treasure. Mrs Denton was very proud of how well we sorted, sized and counted our finds. As Harvest approached we begun to wonder what we would find inside our three pumpkins. Would we find the same inside the big pumpkin as the little pumpkin? We had so much fun guessing!

During the week following Bonfire Night, we set to work in our ‘Messy Area’ to create a most wonderful display; we mixed, printed, dabbed, rolled, splattered and sprinkled paint, glue and glitter! Not to mention working together to create our giant rocket and learning to count backwards:….’5, 4, 3, 2, 1….Blast Off!’

As Christmas time approached we had the most wonderful time decorating the Nursery and making surprise gifts for home. We also learned about the ‘Christmas Story’ and prepared for our Nativity Play. On the day of our performance we felt a little bit overwhelmed at times, the stage was so high and all our families were there to watch but we felt very proud to have taken part.

Summer Term Report 2016

Returning after the Easter break we quickly set about ‘Spring Cleaning’ our outdoor area. Mr Lake helped us a lot too. Not only did he provide us with more logs for our ‘Minibeast Area’, he also created a new ‘Growing Area’ and gave us some pea plants. We took very good care of them and by July the pods were bursting! We enjoyed picking, counting and finally eating the peas. Our families baked cakes for us to sell which enabled us to raise enough money to buy a sharing trike. Mrs Denton helped us to work out a fair way of ensuring that everyone had a turn. We had such fun – one minute it was a taxi, the next a fire engine!

Towards the end of the Summer Term we began our transition preparation for our move in to Reception. We loved our shared playtimes on the ‘big’ school field. In Nursery we opened a ‘Uniform Shop’ and had lots of fun trying on our new uniform. Mrs Hurrell bought us a new full length mirror so that we could fully admire ourselves. We really enjoyed our full day visit to Reception to meet our new teacher, Miss Skinner; she was very impressed with how well we sat on the carpet and listened. Just before we broke up for the summer holiday we invited our families to join us for a ‘Waddle and Toddle’ on the school field, the sun shone brightly and afterwards we enjoyed lots of picnic treats. During our last week in Nursery we sat down with Mrs Denton and helped to pack a little red suitcase with things that we would most like to take with us in to Reception.

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Additional information Nursery Addendum - May 2015

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