Welcome to our Early Years Unit. Our team consists of Mrs Lampett, Miss Crossland, Miss Carter, Mrs Butcher, Mrs Stubbs, Miss Dervisevic, Mrs Brooks and Miss Smith. Together, we believe that every child can and will succeed in our setting.

Some of the Nursery children join us for mornings, some for afternoons and others are here for 30 hours per week. The Reception children are with us full time. We believe in learning through play, with children constantly being challenged and enthused by interesting activities.

Each week, the Reception children go to the hall for PE activities and they also visit the ICT suite. On Wednesdays the Nursery children sing along with one of our grandparents who comes in especially to play her guitar for us. In the afternoon, everyone else goes into the hall to sing with Mrs Wilcox who plays the piano for us. Also on Wednesdays, we always look forward to our parents and other grown-ups coming into our class to read with us – we have lots of fantastic books to pick from. On Fridays we have an assembly in our classroom. It is always exciting to see who has been working hard and has achieved the writer or scholar of the week award. We can also bring any certificates we have received outside of school to show the other children so we can celebrate our achievements together.

In Early Years we support Wakefield and District Sight Aid by baking cakes for their demonstration day coffee mornings. Jo from WDSA and her volunteers have been into school to do assemblies and help the Nursery children to plant bedding flowers in our outside area.

We are very creative team and enjoy working alongside the children, following their interests to develop their learning and understanding. Between us, the staff have many years of experience working with young children and aim to make every child’s time at Rooks Nest Academy, a positive and rewarding experience.





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