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Ladeside Nursery Class

Keeping you informed

The Nursery staff will make every effort to keep you informed about what is going on in the Nursery.  During the year visitors come to speak to the children and we often go out for walks and outings.  Please read the notice board where a weekly newsletter is displayed.   This will tell you what the children are finding out about, songs they are learning, visitors to the Nursery, outings etc. 

If you do not visit the Nursery on a regular basis to drop off or pick up your child then we can arrange to have the weekly newsletter sent home to you each week.  Please ask a member of staff should you require a copy to be sent home.

We believe that Parents/Carers are the child’s first and most significant teachers and can provide information about their child’s interests, enthusiasms and attitudes as well as about what they know and can do.  This is information on which we, at Nursery, can build.

Your knowledge of your child is very valuable to us and we will welcome contributions from home to the Early Years Online Journals.  Within the first term at Nursery you will be invited to come along for a short meeting with the Nursery staff.

The Nursery Curriculum 

Careful planning, using the Curriculum for Excellence document, takes place throughout the school year to ensure that there is suitable programme of learning activities and experiences, based on the following:  

  • Expressive Arts
  • Health & Well-being
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Technologies

The Nursery activities are carefully planned to follow the interests and needs of the children.  It ensures that all children have the opportunity to develop and to learn through play.

The children have the opportunity to use the school gym hall where we use a variety of apparatus to help develop skills relating to physical development and movement. 

No special clothes are required for the gym hall - only the soft gym shoes which the children will be wearing anyway.  Please can you ensure that your child is not wearing any jewellery e.g. earrings and necklaces and long hair is tied up.  Thank you.

The children also have access to both the school library and computer suite.  In the library they listen to stories and are also encouraged to look at books, both fiction and non-fiction.

The children also work with our Youth Music Initiative Teacher Mr Topliff who helps them to develop an awareness of rhythm and beat by playing instruments.