Comenius Project 2011-2013 “ Little Europeans Know Each Other” Rubery Nursery School Birmingham UK
Welcome to Birmingham <ul><li>Rubery Nursery School is located in the heart of the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Facts about Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham is home to Cadbury's Chocolate. George and his brother Richard Cadbury moved their successful chocolate manufacturing business from Bull Street, Birmingham to Bournville in 1879. </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham is home to the historic Bull Ring - site of a market for more than 800 years. Within the complex are five retail markets attracting around 20 million customers a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham's international Partner Cities include Chicago (USA), Frankfurt (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa), Leipzig (Germany), Lyon (France) and Milan (Italy). </li></ul>
Where are we in Birmingham? Rubery Nursery is located within Rubery Children’s Centre. We share a site with Colmers Farm Infant and Junior Schools and Colmers Sports Specialist Collage. Longbridge has been greatly affected by high unemployment due to industry closures. Approximately 43% of nursery children are eligible for free school meals.
Longbridge Development Longbridge used to be home to the famous Rover car manufacturing plant. In 2005 it closed creating many unemployed people within the area. However, redevelopment was just around the corner.
Community building New college for young people Bournville Collage Together with the new collage, there will be new housing, shops and green space. Creating a re-energised area for the community.
Our School- Rubery Nursery Provides nursery education for over 100 3-4 year old children. <ul><li>Supports local families with </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Well being </li></ul><ul><li>Making a positive contribution </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Nursery operates Monday to Friday 9am to 3.15pm. The children attend some on a part time basis, others full time. The children are split into groups randomly when they start in September and in January. There are 6 groups Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, Blue and Purple. </li></ul><ul><li>The children can access the Nursery and the Garden independently with free choice. The staff team is built with </li></ul><ul><li>Head teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy </li></ul><ul><li>2 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>6 teaching assistants </li></ul><ul><li>4 lunchtime supervisors. </li></ul>
What do we look like? Role play Construction Discovery Creative
Nursery Curriculum <ul><li>Nursery Education is split into six key areas of development. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal, Social and Emotional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Communication, Language and Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and Understanding of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Development </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Development </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving, reasoning and Numeracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Each area is divided into age related bands starting from birth to 5 years old </li></ul>
UK schooling ages Nursery education begins on the September after the child turns three years old. This education is not compulsory but recommended by government and free time places are given to all children. We have 80 places and this will cover 150 children attending on a part time basis. We are also able to offer full time places to some children who meet a criteria. This is how education follows after nursery provision. Infant education: 4 years to 7 years old Junior education: 7 years to 11 years old Secondary education: 11 to 16 years (compulsory) able to carry on to 18 years to complete A Level exams.
Rubery Nursery Day Rubery Nursery school begins the day at 9am and finishes at 3.15pm Half the children attend all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and the other half attend Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday all day. We have some children who attend all week, full time and some parents pay to extend their free entitlement. We offer a breakfast club and afterschool club to assist those working parents. As we are on the same campus as an infant school, we welcome some of those children also.
We offer a planned programme of activities to the children within our four teaching areas. We also offer the outside environment and the children can choose their preferred learning space. We also have cultivated a natural environment situated next to our school on the land of the infant school we share the campus with. Over the last 6 years we have taken our nursery children to this space and have named it a ‘Forest School’. Here the children have the opportunity to explore a forest space safely and with the freedom to take risks and work together.