Nursery children at The Milford Academy in Dungannon Road, Clifton, have been enjoying a newly refurbished reading corner, as part of the school’s ongoing commitment to help children develop a love of stories from an early age. The children can access the cosy ‘book nook’ at any time during indoor play, and it has proved very popular.
Nursery parent, Sue Buckby, says: “Benjamin absolutely loves the book corner, and will often park himself there to recover after a boisterous play session in the nursery garden. He loves to read at home, and visit the library, so it makes me happy, as a parent, that Milford have invested in making this a really inviting area”.
EYFS lead, Mrs Simons, says “All other activities at Milford Nursery are based around stories that they look at closely for around 3 weeks, and these are connected to different themes each half term. So, as well as story time, our singing, phonics, maths and social games all link in and provide great opportunities for children to really engage with stories on a deeper level”.
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March, children at Milford Nursery will be enjoying the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. Not only will the children have the opportunity to come to school dressed as an explorer or a bear, but there is a competition across the whole Milford Academy to share pictures of themselves ‘Reading in Funny Places’. Staff will be joining in with the fun too, and it is widely rumoured that Milford Headteacher, Rob Perkins, enjoys combining reading with a spot of bungee jumping!
Milford Academy are currently in the process of updating their Nursery waiting list (you can register from birth onwards) but also have places available now. If you have a child under 3 you can pick up a form from the main school office or enquire via firstname.lastname@example.org