Nursery & Reception
Maritza is the Key Person for the Nursery class and Julia for the Reception class.
Julia and Maritza are assisted by Tanya, Sage and Audrey.
Every morning starts at 8.50 with Circle Time in either French or English. Circle Time is a special time to remind pupils of the things they did yesterday, share news that has happened in the meantime and discuss the day ahead. The children also share chants and rhymes, songs, read a story, and participate in movement games and relaxation activities. Circle time provides a time for listening, developing attention span, promoting oral communication, and learning new concepts and skills.
The day then continues with English and mathematics before lunch.
The afternoon comprises a variety activities; including sport, art, music and drama with specialist teachers in English, French or Spanish. As you will be aware, we know that exposure to a wide range of languages at this early stage is ideal for the development of linguistic ability later in life.
Children are taken out of lessons for individual reading lessons. We try to ensure they are seen at least three times per week and their progress is recorded in their Almanack. This important as their reading must be supported at home. Children who read at home every night with their parents develop a lifelong love of reading and make the best progress in school.