Welcome to Jump Nursery!
Here at Jump Nursery we are "fantastic fledglings!"
We are an "outstanding" Nursery- Ofsted 2013
The children in Nursery are taught by the Nursery Teacher Mrs Hartley and CSA Mrs Taylor.
Parents/Carers-Please scroll to the bottom of the page for current newsletter, letters, planning and current activities in Nursery.
Applying For a Place For Your Child at Our Nursery
We have Nursery places available now and for April/September 2018.
Your child is eligible for a place at our Nursery from the term following their third birthday. You can apply for a place at our Nursery following their second birthday.
Click on the links below for the application forms (you will need to complete all of these.)
We welcome prospective parents/carers and children to come and visit our Nursery (and the whole school if you would like to). Please contact us on 01226 743041 to arrange a visit.
During your visit the Nursery team will happily answer any questions you may have. It will provide an opportunity for you to find out more about; the provision, the structure of a Nursery session and the activities your child will take part in whilst attending our Nursery.
What takes place during a Nursery session?
We believe that outdoor learning is just as important as learning that takes place in the Nursery. For the majority of the session your child can choose whether to play and learn indoors or outdoors.
Take a look at photos of our provision below.
(Click on the photos below to enlarge).
During the session there are two group times that cover Maths, Phonics or have a Thematic focus. There are adult focused activities throughout the session and lots of opportunity for free play.
We are always busy having fun at Jump Nursery!
Look at some of the exciting things we do including, our "Welly Walk Wednesdays", educational visits, Parent events, visitors in Nursery and school events.
Our educational visit to Cleethorpes
Our educational visit to Sundown Adventure Land
Our Julia Donaldson themed parent event
A visitor from Tesco brought us Harvest foods to taste-yum!
Our Nativity- "Jump If You Love Christmas!"
Our visit to Jump Park
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Our "welly walk Wednesdays"
Ready, Steady, Play!- transition from home to Nursery
We believe that as Nursery is the first step in your child’s school education it is important for them to feel happy and settled as soon as possible. Our outstanding practice here at Jump Nursery as well as the Ready, Steady, Play! sessions prepares your child for the start of Nursery life.
Ready, Steady Play! is a 4 week programme of transition from home to our Nursery. The sessions are 1 hour per week. Parents/carers stay and play with their children.
The aims of the programme are to:
- Ease transition into Nursery through enabling your child to familiarise themselves with their new friends, Nursery staff and Nursery provision
- Develop partnership working with parents/carers.
- Enable parents/carers to see how their child can learn and develop through play based activities
- Raise awareness of age-related expectations
- Improve attainment on entry and beyond
- Enable parents/carers to ask the Nursery staff any questions they may have.
Each week is carefully planned to enable parents/carers to work in partnership with their child and appreciate the outcome. The sessions focus on a creative aspect of learning.
- Puppet Making.
- Messy Play.
- Play dough making and Disco dough.
- Junk modeling
Each session begins with an introduction to the activity and the learning potential, creative activity, snack and story or rhyme to finish.
A book is kept each week for children where photographs and comments can be included. These can be used by parents/carers to enable conversations with their child about Nursery at home.
Parents/carers who have attended the sessions previously have found that these books have kept the excitement and desire to return to Nursery to play alive and children were eager to return the next week.
They are also a keepsake of the beginning of your child's school career.
Each week parents/carers are given a resource pack to take home, which includes resources and ideas to continue the activity at home.
See below for testimonials from parents/carers who have attended Ready, Steady, Play! sessions.
Letters to Parents/Carers
What playing and learning has been happening in Nursery recently?
During Autumn term 1 new friends will be joining our Nursery.
Our topic is Nursery Rhymes/Autumn.
We will be going on an Autumn walk to Jump Park.
Mrs Gill from Tesco is visiting and bringing harvest foods to taste.
We will be having a Harvest Festival celebration in the school hall.
The colour corner is red this half-term. Your child can bring in something from home to talk about with their friends at group time. (For example, a lego brick, a hair clip). Their item will then be displayed in the colour corner. Please do not send anything valuable/precious to you/your child as we cannot guarantee it will be returned.
Week 2 was "road safety" week. The children practiced crossing the road safely. We watched a video about the importance of using "stop, look and listen".
The children moved in different ways to music with Scott in the school hall. They moved like a variety of animals. This was great for their physical development and listening skills development.
On Wednesday 20th September we had a "spur of the moment" line dancing session! We follow the children's interests here at Jump Nursery and this is what the children chose to do. This was fantastic Expressive Arts development. Yeeeee Haaaaaa!
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On Friday of week 4 there was a Macmillan coffee afternoon in school. The children donated a pound to the charity and decorated a picture of a gingerbread man. Well done to our competition winners!
During week 4 we did lots of activities in Nursery/at home.
During week 6 we did lots of activities.
We went on an Autumn walk to Jump Park. See above on this page for the photos. We looked for Autumn leaves, berries and conkers and also played on the play equipment in the park. These activities developed our understanding of the world, personal, social and emotional and physical skills.
See the slideshow below for photos of our learning/activities that have taken place during week 6.
- Colour mixing
- Autumn investigation including counting and writing numbers
- A visit from some of the football players from Barnsley FC.
During week 7, Mrs Gill who works at Hoyland Tesco came into Nursery to see us. We tasted Harvest foods and found out where some foods grow/come from. We made our muesli to have for breakfast. (See above for photos).
During week 8, we did lots of bonfire night themed activities. We made flapjack, ate jacket potatoes and drank hot chocolate whilst we sang songs around a "bonfire". We watched videos of fireworks too.
During Autumn half-term 2 our topic will be "Celebrations". There will be lots happening!
Mrs Gill will be visiting from Tesco again to make Christingles and gingerbread men with the children. (Please inform Mrs Hartley or Mrs Taylor if your child has any allergies we should be aware of).
There will be a "Trolls" themed anti-bullying day.
There will be a "Children in Need" themed day.
We will be visiting Sundown Adventureland.
There will be a Nativity performance.
There will be a Christmas party in Nursery.
Please see the newsletter and events information above for more details.
The colour corner is silver this half-term. Your child can bring in something from home to talk about with their friends at group time. (For example, a lego brick, a hair clip). Their item will then be displayed in the colour corner. Please do not send anything valuable/precious to you/your child as we cannot guarantee it will be returned.
During week two we held our "Trolls" themed anti-bullying day. The children thought about being kind and working together.
The Trolls film has a part in it- "no troll left behind!" so the children thought about they could always be kind and supportive towards each other.
There is a song in the film that has the lyrics "I see your true colours shining through" The children thought about how they could make sure they always show their true, kind colours.
During week 3, as part of our Celebrations topic, we had a Diwali themed day in Nursery. Some children from years 5 and 6 planned and then ran the day. The children had a fantastic time making rangoli patterns outside, tasting Indian foods, making diya lamps and dancing.
Thank you to the children from years 5 and 6!
During week 5 Mrs Gill visited from Tesco. The children decorated gingerbread men. They tasted yummy!
During week 6 the children had their Christmas party. They ate some yummy food, danced and played party games. They had a very special visitor...Santa!
The children in the morning Nursery also had their dress rehearsal for their Nativity.
During week 7 the afternoon Nursery had their dress rehearsal.
(See above for photos of both Nursery classes).
On Tuesday of week 7 we had our Nativity performances in the school hall.
On Wednesday the children made Christingles with Mrs Gill from Tesco.
During Spring half-term 1 the topic will be "Transport/People Who Help Us"
Please see the newsletter and planning information above for more details.
The colour corner will be orange this half-term. Your child can bring in something from home to talk about with their friends at group time. (For example, a lego brick, a hair clip). Their item will then be displayed in the colour corner. Please do not send anything valuable/precious to you/your child as we cannot guarantee it will be returned.
During week 1 the children drew their favourite vehicles.
The children in the morning Nursery used planks and tyres to create places to balance and test their co-ordination skills.
The children in the afternoon nursery decided to be a marching band! They marched to music and played their instruments. The children were able to play loudly/quietly, fast/slow. It was lots of fun! (Mrs Hartley and Mrs Taylor joined in!)
The children in the morning Nursery had lots of fun outdoors. They built obstacle courses and moved over them in different ways. They also "baked" in the sand pit and engaged in small world play.
The children in the morning Nursery investigated our new fine motor/maths area.
The children practiced their shapes they use in writing in the glitter and beans. They used their finger to make the shapes. They also enjoyed our new Goldilocks and the 3 Bears role play area.
Spring 2 2018
Our topic is "All kinds of Bears".
- We will be going for a teddy bear's picnic at Jump Park.
- Mrs Gill will be visiting from Tesco and bringing Easter activities for us to do.
- We will be reading "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", "Goldilocks and the 3 bears" and "Bear Snores On"
- Parent's evening is Monday and Tuesday of week 1- See Mrs Hartley to make an appointment.
- We Will be finding out about Easter.
The new colour is yellow in the colour corner. Your child can bring in something from home to talk about with their friends at group time. (For example, a lego brick, a hair clip). Their item will then be displayed in the colour corner. Please do not send anything valuable/precious to you/your child as we cannot guarantee it will be returned.
During week 1 the children's learning was focused around the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". They tasted porridge, moved to music in the hall that had a Goldilocks and the 3 Bears theme, used construction etc. to make the setting for the story and sang the song "When Goldilocks Went to the House of the Bears".
During week 5 we had a teddy bear's picnic in Nursery
Summer 1 2018
Our topic this half-term is Mini Beasts.
New friends will be joining our Nursery in the morning sessions. We look forward to getting to know them. Welcome to Jump Nursery!
Rachel, our local Community Nursery Nurse (Child Development Practitioner) will be in Nursery on 11th April at 8.45am and 12.30pm. She is available to speak to any parents who would like some advice regarding their child's sleep, eating, toileting etc. Please ask her anything she is happy to help.
The colour corner will be brown this half term.
Your child can bring in something from home to talk about with their friends at group time. (For example, a lego brick, a hair clip). Their item will then be displayed in the colour corner. Please do not send anything valuable/precious to you/your child as we cannot guarantee it will be returned.