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Together Time Groups


All children in nursery have free access to both indoor and outdoor learning space and activities. In addition, everyday each child joins a small teaching group to experience a slightly more structured teaching and learning session.

The groups run at the same time at the beginning of the session at 8.30m and 12:30pm and then meet again at the end of the session at 11:00am and 3:00pm..

We have two key groups which children stay within during their time at nursery and this helps to support their sense of identity during their time with us. The groups are mixed ability, however for the Dollop of Maths and Fantastic Phonics input the groups are sub divided so that the individual needs of each child can be met.  

At South Normanton Nursery School, our Acting Headteacher, Ruth, is responsible for overseeing the teaching and learning of all the children. She works very closely with all the key staff to ensure that every child's learning need is being met.  

The staff that are responsible for the key groups are the first port of call for parents/carers to discuss the needs of their child. However, Ruth is always available to chat to, or to make an appointment with, to discuss any concerns or issues that you may have. 

The designated key workers for these children work alongside Ruth, to set learning outcomes, monitor attainment and progress and collect and record evidence of learning for the children in their group. Your child's next steps will be shared with you on Tapestry each term which will have been discussed in your parent consultation meeting with Ruth and your child's key worker.





Group Names and Key Workers

Group Names  and Key Workers 1 Brogan, Sam, and Vanessa
Group Names  and Key Workers 2 Debbie and Debra