The pupils are outstandingly well developed socially and they exhibit a mature sense of responsibility.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

A day in the life of...

The pupils are outstandingly well developed socially and they exhibit a mature sense of responsibility.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Gracie comes into the Nursery at 8:45am...

She hangs her coat up all by herself and carefully selects her name card and puts it in the registration box. Gracie looks around the Nursery eager to begin the day’s activities. She notices that the story of the week this week is one of Gracie’s favourites - The Gingerbread Man.

Gracie walks around and sees all the activities her teacher has put out for her. On the Literacy table, the children are drawing pictures of The Gingerbread Man. On the Maths table the children are counting pictures of the Gingerbread man. On the Understanding of the World table, the children are baking their own Gingerbread men. Gracie can’t wait to get started!

The water area has glitter, dinosaurs and green water in it today. It looks great Gracie can’t wait to get her waterproof apron on and have a play. The home corner has the tea set set-up ready for a tea party. Gracie wants to give pretend Gingerbread and tea to all her friends and persuades Mr. Conroy to join her.

Miss Storey, the class teacher stops the children at 8.55am. “Tidy up time” she calls. “When you’ve finished come to the carpet.” Gracie eagerly helps to tidy up all the learning toys. She loves to help and have a clean and tidy classroom.

The children sit for carpet time. Miss Smith talks them through the day’s activities using a visual time-table. It’s Thursday today which means the children have French at 9.00am. Ooo la la! Gracie loves French and adores her teacher Madame Constant. They sing French songs and do lots of fun games in French. Gracie already knows all the body parts and can count up to 10.

At 9:30am the children wash their hands and get ready for snack time. The Nursery has a healthy eating policy – lots of yummy fruit and vegetables for snack. Today Gracie’s mummy has packed Strawberries. Her favourite!

Snack time finishes at 10:00am. After snack the children can choose to go outside to explore their garden or to stay inside and bake Gingerbread men. Miss Storey calls the children over in small groups so everyone has a turn.

It’s a beautiful day and Gracie’s teachers’ really believe in outdoor learning. They have set up the sand, the bikes, the easel and the train set in the garden. The teachers are blowing bubbles too. “How many bubbles can you count Gracie?” They ask.

At 11:20am it’s tidy up time. Gracie helps tidy and comes to the carpet for circle time. Miss Storey talks about the importance of sharing. Gracie decides to try really hard at sharing with all her lovely friends in Nursery.

Today there is a mystery reader for story time. Suddenly the door opens – and – it’s Gracie’s Mummy. Gracie is so excited. Her Mummy has asked to come in and read a story to the other children just like some of the other Mummies. Gracie’s eyes shine with pride and she listens with rapture.

Finally it’s home-time at 11:45am. Gracie sings the goodbye song and lines up by the door. At the top of the stairs Miss Marriott gives Gracie her Gingerbread man. Gracie can’t wait to take it home and eat it, thinking of all the fun she has had in Nursery that day.

The pupils are outstandingly well developed socially and they exhibit a mature sense of responsibility.

Independent Schools Inspectorate
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