CIS School Cambridge
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Nursery (Seahorses)

The Nursery children at Cambridge International School are known as Seahorses. They are a group of boys and girls, some from the Cambridge area as well as others who are from a variety of international countries. They start their school lives at Cambridge International School as Seahorses who are at the start of an exciting learning adventure. As they progress up the school (their classes are all named after seas or oceans) they are encouraged to develop their independence by using their inquisitive minds during lesson and play time. Each school day is a blend of activities and lessons that combine to foster a love of learning which will carry on for a lifetime.

Seahorses start their day at 9am. On a daily basis there are phonics lessons which are the building blocks of learning to read. Maths is also taught daily with the exploration of shapes and learning numbers. At break time there is a sharing rolling snack which encourages the boys and girls to eat healthily. Twice a week there is a Spanish lesson taught by a native speaker. Sport also takes place twice weekly and once a week there is a music lesson with a qualified music teacher where the Seahorses sing or get to try out a musical instrument. Spanish, sport and music are all lessons that are shared with Caspian class (reception). This is an opportunity for the children to develop friendships and learn from their older peers. Then, when the times comes for them to move up to Caspian class they feel more confident as they have spent time with that class teacher and the daily routines become second nature. One highlight of the week is the trip to Forest School. The Seahorses are transported there by school minibus and they enjoy fun outdoor activities such as building dens, making birds’ nests and splashing in mud puddles. Seahorses are often to be seen in the Junior school visiting their buddies in Arafura class (year 3). This is a valuable mutual experience where the Juniors learn to interact considerately with the youngest members of our school and the Seahorses in turn get to see and hear what Arafura students are learning about.

It goes without saying that every day there is plenty of time for free play which typically includes singing, story time and art. In addition to this there is one trip each term. Previous trips have included going to Audley End, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Huntingdon Gym and Wimpole Farm.

The Head of Nursery is Miss Marie Ransome. She is always happy to show you the nursery in action and introduce you to the delightful and happy Seahorses. Please contact our admissions dept on 01223 778290 if you would like to arrange a visit.