NURSERY

Nursery

At East Allington Primary School our Nursery runs as part of a Foundation Stage Unit. The Foundation Stage incorporates both the nursery and the reception class and is overseen by our Foundation Stage Leader, Karen Partridge.  

Play is at the heart of all that we do and we believe that children learn and grow best in an environment that encourages the children to be independent and curious. We nurture our children to be ACTIVE, BOLD and CARING. We are fortunate to have experienced, caring and qualified staff who ensure that worthwhile learning opportunities are available to all children through a balance of child initiated and adult led activities both inside and out. 

Our encouragement and reassurance ensure children quickly adapt to Nursery and soon become valued members of our whole school community. We understand and fully support the transitional journeys children make from home to pre-school and then on into the reception class.

Let's begin the adventure.....

 

Just Playing

When I am building in the block area,

Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play: about balance and shapes.

Who knows? I may be an architect someday.

When I am getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies,

Don’t get the idea I’m, “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I am learning as I play:

I may be a mother or a father someday.

When you see me up to my elbows in paint, or standing at an easel,

Or moulding and shaping in the clay,

Please don’t let me hear you say, “He’s Just Playing,”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I am expressing myself and being creative.

I may be an artist or an inventor someday.

When you see me in a chair “reading” to an imaginary audience,

Please don’t laugh and think I’m “Just Playing.”

For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a teacher someday.

When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with

choice things I find,

Don’t pass it off as “Just Playing.”

For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a scientist someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some plaything at my school,

Please don’t feel the time is wasted in “Play.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.

I maybe in business someday.

When you see me cooking and tasting foods,

Please don’t think because I enjoy it, it is “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to follow directions and see differences,

I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body,

Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”

For, you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning how my body works.

I may be a doctor, nurse or an athlete someday.

When you ask me what I’ve done at school today, and I say, “I Just Played,”

Please don’t misunderstand me,

For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work,

I’m preparing for tomorrow.

Today, I am a child and my work IS play.

Contact Us

Tel: 01548 521305

Email: admin@eastallingtonprimary.org.uk

Address

East Allington Primary School

Church Hill

East Allington

Totnes, TQ9 7RE