Nursery

Welcome Back !

We hope you all had a lovely break and had lot of fun if you took part in any celebrations over the Easter period. We are excited to welcome you all back into the setting and we cannot wait to get stuck into lots of fun learning this term. Remember, we run an open door policy so please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to us if you have any questions.

What we will be learning this term

Our topic for this half-term is ‘Minibeasts’. We will be starting the term by focusing on a story that we all really enjoy at nursery; ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. This ties in nicely with our topic of minibeasts, and leads us into looking at life-cycles, as well as introducing us to the topic as a whole. We will be able to engage in a variety of learning opportunities, such as making our own minibeasts using the junk modelling, and we will be able to go on minibeast hunts in our nursery garden and investigate the patterns that we find on the creatures. On 14th May, we will also have Zoo Lab come in to visit us with a variety of minibeasts for us to get up close with! Next half-term our topic will be ‘Under the Sea’, and during this time we will be able to learn all about the different creatures that live under water.

Latest Nursery News

Nursery Staff

  • Cal Byrne
    Cal Byrne
    Nursery Teacher
  • Habiba Tayabali
    Habiba Tayabali
    Nurse Nursery
  • Diane Julius
    Diane Julius
    Teaching Assistant Nursery
Cal Byrne
Nursery Teacher

Additional Responsibility

 

I have worked at Grinling Gibbons since September 2015 and am excited every day to come to school and learn with the children. I enjoy working here because the children are so enthusiastic and interested in their learning. As well as teaching in Year 3, I run a weekly maths booster class, after school with our Year 6 children.

As P.E. lead, I think keeping fit and staying healthy are really important. That’s why, as well as organising events such as Sports Day and ‘The Daily Mile’, you can always find me taking part in the weekly Keep Fit sessions with the other teachers!

Habiba Tayabali
Nurse Nursery
Diane Julius
Teaching Assistant Nursery

I have worked in the nursery as a teaching assistant at Grinning Gibbons since 2015, all staff Is committed to ensuring the children’s wellbeing – that’s why I am proud to be a member of staff at such a great school.

As every child will develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, I am here to ensure every child makes good progress, as high quality early learning provides the foundation children need to make the most of their talents as they grow.