Nursery

Welcome to Nursery at Bessemer

We have two classes, Ladybird and Butterfly, which are run by qualified teachers who are specialists in teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and are supported by experienced Learning Support Assistants. 

Nursery learning is very play-based although each child will still experience whole class teaching during carpet times. The carpet sessions are a mixture of teaching through stories, singing and phase 1 phonics.  We also enrich our curriculum further with a weekly P.E. session in the top hall and a Forest School session, run by the Jolly Foresters, which takes place in our nature garden.

 

Nursery Timetable

Typical Day in Nursery AM:

  • 8.50am Main gates are opened into the playground

  • 9.00am Classroom doors opened – self-registration / name writing with parents

  • 9.05am Reading and formal registration on carpet

  • 9.10am 1st carpet session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.

  • 9.30am Choosing time / independent learning / focus activities

  • 11.30am 2nd Carpet Session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.

  • 12.00pm Gates and classroom doors open for home time

  • 12.00- 12.45pm Lunch time


Typical Day in Nursery PM:

  • 12.45pm Classroom doors are opened – self-registration / name writing with parents

  • 12.50pm Reading and formal registration on carpet

  • 12.55pm 1st carpet session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.

  • 1.15pm Choosing time/ independent learning / focus activities

  • 3.20pm 2nd Carpet Session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.

  • 3.45pm Gates and classroom doors open for home time

What we offer:

We offer both part time and full time places in both the morning and the afternoon, Monday to Friday, during term time only – subject to availability. Morning sessions run from 8:55 am to 11:55am, and afternoon sessions from 12:45pm to 3:45pm. We currently provide places for up to 25 children in each of our nursery classes.

If you are entitled we do offer 30 hour provision and this will cover 4 and half days per week, with the opportunity to pay for the extra half day on request. You will need a code from the LA for us to accept your child for a 30 hour place.

For admissions please contact the school office at office@bessemergrange.southwark.sch.uk 

Class Gallery 2021/22

Please choose a class from those available below to see what has been happening in nursery so far this year: