Brambles Nursery

Welcome to Brambles Nursery

STA – Miss Shaw

TA – Mrs Corkill
 

Brambles Open Morning March 19

Brambles was established as an umbrella Nursery from Bram Longstaff in 2017.  Vickerstown School then took over in September 2017.  We have seen our setting grow from strength to strength. 

In Brambles we provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment so children can become successful learners, confident individuals and enthusiastic characters. 

We encourage children to be independent, imaginative, and expressive and to respect others. 

We want children to develop a positive attitude to learning and be engaged learners and to develop curiosity. 

At Brambles we believe every child is valued for who they are and what they contribute to our school community.

Brambles is underpinned by our values of respect, cooperation, patience, responsibility, hope, friendship and belonging.

 

Curriculum  

In Brambles we refer to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework document.

We respond to the development and learning of each pupil by planning experiences which include both the prime and specific areas of learning.

All provision will focus on developing the prime areas of learning, as outlined in the ‘Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’, including the following:

–       Communication and language (listening and attention, understanding and speaking)

–       Physical development (moving and handling, and health and self-care)

–       Personal, social and emotional development (self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour, and making relationships)

Planned learning activities, including directed play, will be used to develop the specific areas outlined in the framework, including the following:

–       Literacy (reading and writing)

–       Mathematics (numbers and shape, space and measures)

–       Understanding the world (technology, the world, and people and communities)

–       Expressive arts and design (being imaginative, and exploring and using media and materials)

 

Tapestry

In Brambles we use Tapestry which is a wonderful online resource that allows the staff to share your child’s learning and development in the setting. You can comment on and like the observations we share, which we encourage to help develop our relationships with our families.

 

Times

Our sessions run from 8.45am until 11.45am and 11.45am until 2.45pm.

 

Eligibility codes

Please use the link to see if you are eligible for 15 or 30 free hours

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/


 

Brambles

A1

A2

Sp1

Sp2

Sum1

Sum2

Theme

All about me

People who help

Autumn

 

 

 

 

Halloween/Bonfire

Bear Hunt

Journeys

Textures

Senses

Goldilocks

Christmas

Polar animals

Colours

Light and dark

Gruffalo

 

3 little pigs

Jack and beanstalk

Parks and gardens

 

Easter

Minibeasts

Under the sea

Jungle/Rainforest

Hungry Caterpillar

Plants/growth

Summer

Transition

Literacy

 

Stickman

Little workmates

 

 

 

Meg and Mog

Room on the broom

Winnie the witch

Funnybones

Bear Hunt

Goldilocks

Elmer

Gruffalo

 

3 little pigs

Jack and the beanstalk

Percy the Park keeper

Monkey puzzle

Rainbow fish

Finding Nemo

Very hungry caterpillar

Jaspers Beanstalk

Winnie the witch

Maths

Counting songs

Shapes

Numbers to 10

Colours

 

Counting to 10

Sorting

Colours

Positional language

Time

Matching numeral to quantity

Number problems

Colours

Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.

Use the language of size

Use positional language

Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes

or making arrangements with objects

Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.

 

Uses some number names accurately in play.

Recites numbers in order to 10.

Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.

Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.

Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.

 

 

Phonics

Phase 1

Listening walk

Names

Phase 1

Listening walk

 

Phase 1

Speaking and listening

Start phase 2

 

Phase 2

Phase 2

Phase 2/3

 

 

'LIVING, LEARNING & PLAYING TOGETHER'

Our Vision

We aim to provide an outstanding education in the heart of the community and as such we make every effort that the children at Vickerstown have the best academic start and grounding possible to enable them to become successful members of society.