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We are following the new Development Matters from September 2021. Here is a guide to what has changed from the old framework. 

Parent communication


This year, we are using class dojo to help communicate with parents more effectively. We will be able to share class stories to parents to show them what we have been learning about that week and we can send a pupil story to show parents what good learning their child has been up to also. We give out monster points for positive behaviour which the parents can see too. Parents can send the class teacher wow moments and bucket list homework through the app also. it is free and easy to use! If you have any other queries or questions, you can also email nursery@codnor.derbyshire.sch.uk.

Below is a small parents guide on how to set up dojo and use it well. 

Parents can watch this video to learn more on how to login and use ClassDojo.


This year, we are teaching phonics though the 'Little Wandle' scheme. Please see the 'phonics and reading' tab on the main class page for more information about this. 

School Dinners

If your child has school dinners, there is a menu below. Please check the dates on the side as to what week it will be on. We cater for different dietary requirements, so please inform us before your child starts with us, so we can get these in place. The lunch time staff are good at helping the children try new foods and support them with their knife and fork. They also record what your child has eaten, so ask a member of staff at the end of the day for more information about what your child has eaten that day. 

Preparing your child for Nursery

We understand that your child starting Nursery is a big moment for both parent and child. Below are a few hints and tips to help your child to settle into Nursery. We appreciate that every child develops at different times, but it would be a big help in getting your child independent if they could be toilet trained before starting Nursery. There is more information below if you need help with this. Please also speak to the class teacher if there are any issues before your child starts with us. 

When your child comes for a transition session with us, they will be given a teddy bear to take home. This teddy bear is a transitional object which helps the links between home and school. It is a familiar object that they can carry around with them at school as well as taking it home.They can name it and dress it up to make it more individual. It can be helped when teaching your child how to get dressed or help being independent as they will want to show bear what to do.