Our Learning Journey

At Sandy Hill Academy Nursery our learning environment is planned to provide high-quality provision accessible to all children. We have recently updated our nursery environment to ensure that it offers successful opportunities to enhance play and learning across all the areas of the Early Years curriculum. We have found that this has worked extremely well as the children know where to find and access the resources they need in order to enhance and extend their learning through play. 
Everything in our nursery environment is designed to help support the children develop the essential social and learning skills they need when entering more formal learning at a later stage.
At Sandy Hill Nursery we consistently promote inquisitive minds and independent attitudes and have created a space in which children can thrive.
Our Learning Journey display board is a fantastic way for the children in Acorn class to share their learning throughout their year in nursery! It is the biggest display board in the classroom and it is a lovely visual way for the children to share their progression and learning with everyone every half term.
Tapestry is an online tool that we use to document the assessment of the children through observation. Observations are also encouraged with any home learning or ‘Wow moments’. We will also use Tapestry to upload key documents and newsletters.
An activation email will be sent to you once your child has enrolled and there will be further support and guidance to follow.
Spring has Sprung!
After another change in routine the children in Acorn class have returned to Nursery with great enthusiasm and resilience! We have returned during the Spring term learning all about Spring and gardening! The children have loved getting stuck in to developing the new areas of our Nursery Garden, including the sensory area and vegetable patch!
Here are some photos capturing our learning during the Spring term...
The Life Cycle of a Frog
We have been very lucky in Acorn class as we have had the opportunity to observe the life cycle of a frog! Miss Polmounter brought in some frogspawn and we have loved watching it change over time! We now have very big tadpoles and some are even starting to grow legs...

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