Welcome to Bridgewater Nursery School.

The team consists of Mrs Spina (Nursery Lead Teacher), Mrs Hollingsworth (Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Teacher PPA cover), Mrs Abraham (Early Years Practitioner), Mrs Colby (Early Years Teaching Assistant) and Miss Esson (Early Years Practitioner Apprentice). All members of the team work hard to offer a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children to thrive and grow. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum with an emphasis on promoting the characteristics of effective learning. This approach fosters a love of learning and provides challenge linked closely to developmentally age appropriate experience. We strive to create an environment where the children feel confident to explore and discover new things. As a Nursery, we understand that all children are unique and understand the importance of following their individual interests.

What are we learning this term?

This term, we welcome all of the new children to the Nursery! It is a really exciting time for the children and the Nursery Team. In order for the children to feel confident to learn and grow, we believe that they need to be happy and secure in their new environment. During the Spring Term, we will focus on promoting personal, social and emotional development by promoting positive relationships with the staff and other children. They will learn how to be independent whilst they access their healthy snack by pouring their own drinks, slicing their fruit and buttering their toast. Throughout the day, they will have the opportunity to choose the different areas where they want to learn and play. The adults will encourage the children to experience a wide range of learning areas inside and outside. Each day, they will spend time with their key worker groups where they will experience active rhymes, singing songs and listening to stories. We will also look forward to working closely with the Reception children and the Early Years Team.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

It has been marvellous to see the Nursery children embrace story telling this week. We first introduced the story, 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?' as part of our World Book Day celebrations. We came together to create a story map and actions for the different animals. The children have continued to enjoy the story and this week we saw them exploring the story map with their friends as part of the continuous provision. They even got to perform their story to Mrs Harvey when she came to see the Nursery children after their library session.


Please ask a member of the Nursery Team for a copy of the story map so that your child can re-tell the story to you at home!

We are now looking forward to embracing our new focus book, 'The Foggy, Foggy Forest'.

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