Rosebank Primary School

"We are all friends and together we succeed"

Our Nursery

Our Nursery, located on school premises, has a large indoor and outdoor area with many different areas of provision to help your child develop the following skills: 

Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design. 

We love books! Here we are exploring and sharing books. 

The Nursery Day 

Morning session is from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Afternoon session is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Nursery door closes after 15 minutes so please make sure you arrive on time.

We offer 15 hours per week to all our nursery children. This can be all mornings, all afternoons or 2 ½ days. If you want to change your Nursery days we can offer flexibility. 

Whats New? 

In September we will be offering 30 Nursery hours for children with working parents!

Here we are re-telling stories through role-play! 

We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life.  We ensure that all children are safe, healthy and happy.   Nursery is a vital place in which children settle into education and are supported to become confident, independent learners. Our nursery provides an exciting, stimulating and challenging environment indoors and outdoors that encourages children to develop knowledge and skills through play.  The teaching and learning we provide sets the foundation for good future progress for school and life. 

Nursery playing in the park

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Nursery tropical world

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Nursery Outdoor play

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The Early Years Foundation Curriculum.

The Early years Curriculum covers seven areas of learning, these consist of three prime areas and four specific areas.  All areas of learning and development are important and are inter-connected.

Prime Areas

  • Communication and Language: (Listening and attention; Understanding; Speaking.) We provide opportunities and experiences for children to develop rich language skills; to develop skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical Development: (Moving and handling; Health and self-care) We provide opportunities for children to be active; to develop their coordination and control in movement. Children access a wide range of activities to develop their gross and fine motor skills,  Children are supported to develop an understanding of the importance of personal hygiene and the importance making health choices.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development: (Self-confidence and self-awareness; Managing feelings and behaviour; Making relationships) Children are supported in developing positive relationships with others and self-confidence. to develop social social skills, manage their feelings and respect others.

Here we are understanding the world through investigating and exploring.

Specific Areas

  • Literacy: (Reading and writing) Children develop their early reading skills through accessing a wide-range of books and sharing stories to inspire and interest them.   The children play lots of letters and sounds games to support their early reading development.  The children are provided with a wide range of mark-making resources including large scale drawing with chalks, paints and pens indoors and outdoors.
  • Mathematics: (Numbers; Shape, space and measure) Children have opportunities to develop their understanding of number through singing number and shape through singing songs and playing games indoors and outdoors.

Here we are learning about shapes and numbers! 

  • Understanding the World: (People and communities; The world; Technology) Children are supported as they begin to make sense of the world around them. They have opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people and places, technology and the environment through a rich variety of resources.
  • Expressive Arts and Design: (Exploring and using media and materials; Being imaginative)Children explore and access a wide range of media and materials. Children  are encouraged to develop and share their own thoughts, feelings and ideas through a range of activities such as art, role-play, dance, music, movement and DT.

Construction and small world play

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Children learn in different ways, we reflect on these characteristics when planning activities and resources and utilise these within our practice.

Here we are painting and doing arts and crafts! 

Playing and exploring

Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to ‘have a go.’

Active learning

Being involved and concentrating
Keeping trying
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Here we are developing our fine motor skills! 

Creating and thinking critically

Having their own ideas
Making links
Choosing ways to do things

The EYFS emphasises that parents are a child's primary educator, therefore we support  parents with contributing to their child's learning. 

Here we are Role-playing, playing instruments, singing and dancing