Welcome to Wrens! We are the Nursery and Reception class at Linwood School.
We have a lovely bright classroom with an outdoor area full of fun learning opportunities for you.
Wrens follow the Early Years Curriculum which allows learning through play. We spend our mornings choosing what resources and activities we want to play and engage with and gradually over the year we provide more structured and adult directed activities in the afternoon.
Like the rest of the school, we follow a Total Communication approach promoting all forms of communication to be learnt and developed; such as, signing, PECS, vocalisations, gestures and pictures. We work closely with the speech and language therapist to implement individual plans in the classroom.
We know that parents are our best source of information about your children and we are very keen to work with you to support your child’s learning. When your child first starts Linwood School we ask that all parents/carers stay for at least 1 week whilst we get to know your child and learn all about their likes/dislikes, ways of communicating and caring for your child. It also allows us to get to know you and your families and for you to know all of us in Wrens!
We aim to continue this close relationship throughout the school year, encouraging regular communication through home/school books, Tapestry online learning journal, phone calls and emails. We are also welcoming to parents that would like to come in to visit us, or observe particular sessions. We organise regular ‘stay and play’ sessions for parents/carers and families where you get to see your child in their learning environment and meet with the other parents too (there is usually coffee and cake too!).
Charlene Wright (Wrens’ Class Teacher)