Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School

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Our Intent 


At Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School we believe that all children deserve an education rich in wonder and memorable experiences that allows children's natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of skills and knowledge. We believe that an education that does all of this gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.


We also recognise the importance of giving our children the best possible start to their education by planning and implementing teaching and learning opportunities that supports them in reaching their full potential. We know that our children enter the Nursery and Reception classes with varied life experiences and we aim to plan teaching and learning opportunities accordingly to address this.


The New Development Matters document along with the Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals set out end of reception year expectations for children by the end of the Foundation Stage. Nettleworth Infant School and Nursery recognises the crucial role that Early Year’s education has to play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based.


At Nettleworth understand the importance of talk and stories and the critical links between these, especially the role stories play in developing their vocabulary and language. As teachers we expand the children's store of words through talk and discussions throughout the day, within the curriculum and through stories both fiction and non fiction and poetry, rhymes and songs. Each day the children will hear and meet words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech and we they begin to understand vocabulary which is vital for comprehension and the wider learning process.


 In the Foundation Stage at Nettleworth Plan Do Review is a big part of the way we teach. In the plan-do review process, children make plans, carry them out, and reflect on what they have done. In doing so, children learn to take initiative, solve problems, self-regulate, and accomplish their goals - their play becomes more purposeful and focused.


It is our intention to provide a broadly enriched, rounded and stimulating learning environment where children can work with adults and peers in a climate of mutual respect to develop;


Confidence in their ability to learn.

The social skills necessary to learn.

The emotional capabilities to enable them to understand their feelings and to solve problems.

A unique child.


 We aim to provide children, with a well-structured, safe, active learning environment both indoors and outdoors. This will enable them to develop the skills, attitudes and understanding that will form the basis of lifelong learning and encourage them to become useful, active members of a diverse and constantly changing society.