Academic Year 2017/18

Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in our setting

As a nursery, we embrace and celebrate diversity, cultural and religious tolerance. In accordance with the Early Years Framework, we believe that it is essential that 'children learn positive attitudes and behaviors towards those with diverse faiths and cultures'. We will be providing children with day to day experiences of celebrating diversity through learning about religions.

Autumn Term: We will be learning about Christianity.

Spring Term: We will be learning about Hinduism and Judaism.

Summer Term: We will be learning about Islam and Al- Ashraf Diversity (May-July).

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

We participated in Anti- Bullying week (13th Nov-17th Nov 2017). The theme was 'all different, all equal'. Through this, we wanted pupils to:

  • understand and celebrate what makes them and others unique.
  • understand that everyone is valued without the fear of bullying.
  • Pupils should feel confident to talk to practitioners, guardians and parents about anything they may feel upset about.
  • We all work together to create a safe environment.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Charity Week 2017

Charity Week

Al-Ashraf Nursery pupils, parents and staff took part in Charity Week starting on October the 30th- November the 5th this year. Alhamdulillah, we raised a massive £800.00. Jaza Khullah Khair to all those who took part, contributed and volunteered for the event.

For more information regarding charity week, please click on the link: Charity Week 2017 | Islamic Relief UK

Academic Year 2016/17

British values - Love thy neighbor

Our topic of 'consideration for others' (3rd July 2017) was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils and staff alike. We visited neighbors on Stratton Road, Glos, offering them a bag of 'goodies' to enjoy. Through this, they gained moral and social skills.

Goody Bag

As part of the British values that is embedded into our day to day curriculum:

  • We teach children to be kind, helpful and respectful of others;
  • We teach children to be part of their local community;
  • We plan to celebrate festivals and mark special days from the world around us, using seasons, weather to plan meaningful learning experiences.

Fundamental British Values in the Early Years

The fundamental British values are:

  • Democracy.
  • Rule of Law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths.

Visit from Fire services

On Tuesday 6th June 2017, we were fortunate to have a visit from 'Shirley' a member of the Fire Services, Gloucester, who gave a talk on the importance of fire safety. She talked about staying away from matches and what fire-fighters do. Children at Al- Ashraf Nursery enjoyed exploring the insides of the fire engine.

Visit from Fire services

Visit from Fire services

Bake Sale - 17th May 2017

Al -Ashraf Nursery bake sale featured a wonderful range of home-baked goodies and donated ice-creams, which was a huge success. Parents, staff and students collectively helped raised a generous total of £1,266 M.A. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their tremendous support. J.K

Visit to St James Farm

On Wednesday 10th May 2017, we made a trip to St James Farm, which enabled children to connect to their environment and understand more about animals and how to care for them. This visit helped promote pupils understanding of wildlife and conversation.

Visit to St James Farm

Visit to St James Farm

Transport - Train Ride

On Tuesday 21st and 28th March, our pupils will enjoy a train ride to Cheltenham, as part of their topic theme. They will gain an Early Years Experience of what it's like to ride on a train and what safety measures need to be in place before setting off.

Here's a rhyme:

The Train

Over the track
Far, far away
Puffing all day
Hurry up do!
Trains cannot wait
Must not be late
Speeding along
Singing this song

World Book Day 2017

Pupils of Al-Ashraf Nursery brought their favorite book characters to life on Thursday 2nd of March 2017. Stories were read and an enjoyment for reading was created.