(Please note that we will be continually updating this page until Nursery starts in September)
Welcome to Birkdale Primary School and our Early Years Foundation Stage Nursery Class
We would like to say welcome to all our new children and their families!
Unfortunately we are unable to hold our usual visits and information meetings where we make contact with you all, so hopefully this web page will provide you with useful information before your child starts with us in the Nursery class in September.
By Friday 10th of July you will have received a telephone call from Mrs Lucas ( Class Teacher) and this will give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. You should have received a 'Welcome Booklet' in the post along with a letter for your child which informs you about a time to visit the Nursery on Monday 7th September and a further letter explaining about the starting dates and arrangements for your child.
Please note that your child will complete a number of part-time sessions before they start any full days as this will enable them to become familiar with the staff, classroom routine and environment before staying all day for the first time.
The 'Welcome Booklet' will provide you with information about our Early Years Curriculum and practical information regarding clothing, packed lunches, Book Bags and other essentials!
Uniform does not have to be worn in the Nursery class, however the children MUST wear joggers or leggings and tops should have sleeves that can be easily pushed up and down. They also need a change of clothes and underwear in a clearly named small bag. Other items such as book bags, lunchboxes, coats and water bottles also need to be clearly named as well as items of clothing. Thank you!
We also have P.E sessions and you will be informed on which day this takes place. For P.E the children MUST wear trainers or pumps as we go to the hall, playdeck or spend time outside for this lesson.
Your child will also require a school Book Bag which are available to buy from the school office. The Book Bag is used to take letters and work home as well as library books so it does need to be brought to Nursery every day. It has a space for your child's name but please add a keyring to the handle as this makes it easily identifiable by your child.
Your child will also have a red 'Home Activity Book' which we send home each half term. This contains a grid of activities that you can choose from to complete with your child at home.
We then share their books with them when they are brought back to school and they show such delight in telling us all about the lovely things they have done at home. The activities are short and fun and we are sure that you will enjoy doing them with your child!
Other information and permission forms etc will be given to you on your child's visit to Nursery and we will spend time with you finding out about your child and how we can help them to settle quickly and happily into their new classroom and school environment.
Many children will not have attended their present pre-school setting such as a day nursery/playgroup or engaged in any other social play activities due to Lockdown, therefore we will be taking this into account as they start in their new nursery class, leaving Mum and Dad and mixing with other children regularly for the first time since March!
The Nursery staff are looking forward to meeting you all in September.
Mrs Lucas - Class Teacher
Mrs Rowlands - Teaching Assistant (AM)
Mrs Wright - Teaching Assistant (AM)
Mrs McLoughlin - Teaching Assistant (PM)
Mrs James - Teaching Assistant (PM)