Our Nursery School Gallery
West Exe Nursery School during Covid-19
(or the “Special School” as the children named it!)
As one of only two maintained Nursery Schools in Devon we remained open throughout the lockdown period for all those children that met the government criteria.
From the beginning we were very aware that we needed to start planning for re-opening but in a different way. We are lucky to have an outstanding outdoor provision and quickly made the decision that it made most sense to move the entire School outside where research says the risk is very low.
We looked at our existing space outside and re-purposed some of it to make base camps for our children, whilst acknowledging that 2-4 year olds would not manage social distancing. The children had group, snack and lunch in the base camps with their keyworkers but moved around outside play zones throughout the day with more regular cleaning as we went. Our prority was and still is, to ensure we did everything that was practical to keep everybody safe, so we had outside sinks installed for lots of hand washing and a policy of children not being able to attend if ill in anyway.
Parents have been overwhelmingly positive about our plan and the feedback has been fantastic.
Sponsored Read 2020
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Our new books have arrived. We used our Sponsor Read Money to buy them. Parents and Carers of our School raised over £600
We have chosen a variety of books that support learning at this stage.
We have new books about friendships/sharing and tidying up.
Books about superhero’s and power.
Books on the environment – lots information books re different animals, plants and bugs.
We have brought books on sustainability that will help teach children how we need to look after the planet.
We have brought books that challenge stereotype and that teach children that we are all equal and that its ok to be who you want to be.
There are more book we also want to buy.
Thank you all so much for the sponsor money
These books support EYFS and the Fundamental British Values which are;
Democracy: making decisions together.
Rule of law: understanding rules matter as cited in Personal Social and Emotional development
Individual liberty: freedom for all
Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated.
A selection of photo’s of our Nursery School children
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
On a recent trip to the museum we helped trial the new Beastie Bags!
Find out more about the Museum by visiting their web page:
Autumn Celebration 2019
Funded through the Heritage Lottery – What’s on your Plate?
A big thank you to all of you who came and supported this event. It was a wonderful atmosphere with over 250 people attending.
We had fantastic feedback from the evening, some of which were:
“It was such a lovely event, thanks for putting it on. It was well enjoyed by both me and Teddy!”
“It was lovely. Thank you. Max loved the candle lit walk way, even if he didn’t quite manage moving at the pace of a snail!”