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******** FROM MONDAY 15TH JUNE WESTMINSTER NURSERY SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR A WIDER GROUP OF CHILDREN INCLUDING KEY WORKERS CHILDREN PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WISH TO REQUEST A PLACE ********

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From Monday 15th June Westminster Nursery School will be open to a wider group of children including keyworker's children if places are requested. Please email admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk if required.

Social distancing will not be possible in our school and we want to ensure your children are as safe as possible. We need you to understand that we cannot guarantee the safety of any child who returns as the virus is invisible to us. 

 

***All previous learning at home activities are now available in the class blogs*** 

Monday 13th July 

Good morning! It is hard to believe that we are in the last week of this school year. 

Today we are learning from one of our favourite books; Going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen.

  • Listen to the story here and join in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds  Retell the Bear hunt story with sounds and actions. ‘Splosh’ and ‘stumble’ to tell the story.
  • Be an explorer! Make an outdoor den with sheets, crates and binoculars. What will you see? Who will you invite into your den?
  • Draw a bear. Talk about the shapes you use to make a bear; circle face and eyes, triangle nose, semi-circle ears etc.
  •  Barefoot ‘bear hunt’ walk in your garden - feel the grass between your toes, squish in mud and splash in water!
  • Create a bear mask to wear and surprise your family. Boo!
  • Listen to this alternate version ‘We’re going on a lion hunt’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03i5v1PS7P4. Think of your own version too.

 

Wednesday 8th July 

Good morning to you! 

5 little men in a flying saucer flew round the world one day!

  • Listen to the story ‘Whatever next ‘ by Jill Murphy and hear about Baby Bear’s trip to the moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM.
  • Find your own space boots (wellies) and helmet (colander) and a space rocket (box)  to go on your own adventure.
  • I wonder what aliens look like? How many eyes could they have , how many hands or noses? Paint your own alien using bright colours and then send us a photo!
  • On a clear night look up at the sky and see if you can see the starts, moon or maybe even a satellite.
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/space-week Click this cbeebies link to find a range of games, stories and things to make in ‘Space' week.
  • Use your recycling to make your own space ship model.

Have fun!

Monday 6th July

Good morning. Today we are learning with one of our favourite books

The very hungry caterpillar

  • Listen to the author Eric Carle read the story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI. You can tell the story too!
  • The hungry caterpillar loves fruit  - it’s very healthy! Can you make a delicious fruit salad with your mum or dad? What will you choose to put in it?
  • At the start of the story a caterpillar emerges from the egg – print your own caterpillar using a lid or recycled yogurt pot and make your own caterpillar.
  • Caterpillars make an amazing transformation. Watch as the butterfly emerges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgtmlVqCKxc
  • Butterfly painting is so much fun. Fold a large paper in half  - splatter paint spots on one side then quickly press down the other half of the paper and when you open the page you will see a butterfly.
  • Butterflies love to spend time in gardens with flowers. Take a walk around your garden or local park and look for flowers attracting butterflies, bees and other wildlife!

Storytime

If you use a different language at home you may be interested in a website called world stories https://worldstories.org.uk/. It has a whole range of traditional and new stories told in many languages including Polish, Bengali, Portuguese, Romanian and Turkish. Take a look!

 

Parents information on supporting with bereavement

If you are in the sad situation of needing advice on supporting your children with handling bereavement please look under our 'Parents' tab and then click onto 'Safeguarding' and scroll down for information.

 

Under our Parents tab, near the top of this page, there are additional safeguarding resources and contacts which may be useful to you too. Remember if you want to contact us simply email to admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk. 

 

GREAT NEWS:

We have been awarded the AcSEED AWARD.

Congratulations to all our staff involved in helping to strengthen our school in providing continuous support to all our children and families with their emotional wellbeing.

 

 

 

Did you know that we have a community library which is available for local families to use, free of charge. It is always lovely to see local families using this resource!! The library is well stocked with all sorts of fantastic pre-school books. The library is open on Mondays from 1-2pm and on Wednesdays from 10-11am. Westminster Parents please remember to change your children's books weekly. If your child is close to nursery age, we can give you a tour of the building while you are here to use the library! We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

 We are proud to be Makaton Friendly.

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to Westminster Nursery School. We are the only maintained Nursery School in Cheshire East and are well equipped to provide a high quality of education for children aged 2-4 years old. We are very proud of our school, our children and their achievements.

We have a wonderful learning environment both inside and out which is well organised, resourced and stimulating to enable children to learn through play with the guidance and care of our staff. Our nursery teachers plan and deliver activities for the children following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, whilst incorporating the children’s interests to ensure a child centred focus, meeting the needs of each individual child and building a strong foundation for life-long learning.

We believe that all children have a right to enjoy school and succeed regardless of gender, race or ability.

We support the children to feel happy, safe and confident in order for them to reach their full potential. We hold very high expectations of all our children and strive to achieve excellence for all, where individual needs are acknowledged and met.

We currently offer 15 hours per week of ‘Free entitlement’ with some opportunity to buy additional sessions.  We  are also offering the 'free 30 hours entitlement' to the children who are eligible. We welcome families to visit and see our school; you will find us open, friendly and welcoming. If you are a parent or carer and would like to visit, please contact us to look around the school and meet our wonderful children and staff – you will be very welcome.

Thank you

Elizabeth Hulse

Headteacher

 

 

30 HOURS PLACES AVAILABLE NOW

WE STILL HAVE A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE  - CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION!

We are now offering a limited number of funded 30 hours places to eligible families. The eligibility criteria are as follows;

Both parents or sole parent in one parent family must be working

Each parent working at least the equivalent of 16 hours at national living wage (16 x £7.20 = £115.20 per week)

Neither parent must earn more than £100,000 per annum

Working includes self-employment

Includes parents on parental, maternity, adoption, or SSP, or who has substantial caring responsibilities, or where one parent is disabled and in receipt of certain benefits.

 

We would encourage all families who may wish to claim 30 hours free childcare (free full time provision) to visit the following website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and complete the questions within the 30 hours funding section. If you need help with this please let us know and we will be happy to help you to complete it.

Once you have done this, you will be given an 11 digit code. We will validate your 11 digit code with Cheshire East Council. Please be assured that if you are not eligible for 30 hours funding you will still be entitled to the usual 15 hours.

Contact the School

Westminster Nursery School

Mrs E M Hulse - Headteacher

Westminster Nursery School
Nelson St,
Crewe, Cheshire East
CW2 7LJ

Tel: 01270 560319
admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk