Miss M. Hogg
Mrs L. Goldsack
About the class...
Class Teacher - Miss M. Hogg
Learning Assistants - Mrs. L Goldsack
Ashurst has a 26 place morning nursery for children with an admission each September, January and April. Places are available for children the term following their 3rd birthday.
The nursery provides a high quality start for your child’s education and children who attend our nursery are well equipped for their full time education in the following September.
Applications for a place are managed by the admissions section of the LA and forms can be collected from our main school office.
Learning through play
In nursery play is one of the key ways in which children learn and grow. It provides children with vital opportunities to develop their language skills, emotions, creativity and social skills. At Ashurst we have abundance of opportunities and resources ensuring children make sense of their world.
As part of our Marvellous Me topic we learned all about people who help us. The Fire Service came to visit us and speak to us about how important their job is and how they help us. They told us all about what their job entailed, what equipment they have on their fire engine and how they help us. We were very lucky as we go to sit on the fire engine, try on their special helmet and spray their fire hose!
Nursery have been learning all about Hinduism. We looked closely at traditions and discovered that Hindus usually endure in meditation, say prayers and have their own festival days such as Diwali. We looked closer at the Hindu festival of light (Diwali). We started our learning by reading the story Rama and Sita (the story of which the festival was founded). We went on to create our own Diwali lamps, performed a Hindu styled dance, designed our own Sari’s and explored rangoli patterns. We completed our learning by celebrating on the day of Diwali by making cards, designing different rangoli patterns, creating mehndi patterns on each other’s hands and watching a clip all about Diwali.
We had so much fun during the build up to Christmas! It started with a visit from the elf (who got up to some very cheeky things), we sent letters to Santa, made Christmas cards for our families, explored magic snow and finally ended the term with a breakfast with the elves themed party.
Clever Clogs learning street
What a fantastic experience Clever Clogs learning street was! Children had the opportunity to play, learn and complete activities in a building site, doctors, vets and police station. Our favourite part was the special police investigation where we had to solve who stole the money by finding clues around the room. We has so much fun!