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Welcome to Nursery's class page

Week beginning 26th April 2021


Next week we will be reading the story 'Oliver's Fruit Salad' by Vivian French. The children will be making their very own fruit salads. They will also be exploring 'feely food' boxes using all five senses. Children will practise weighing objects in maths and begin to make comparisons. During this half term we will be practising our under arm throwing and catching skills. 


In addition the children will be growing their own sunflowers. We have an exciting competition between Nursery and Reception to see who can grow the tallest sunflower. Wish us good luck! :) 

Week beginning 19th April.


When we return to school on Monday 19th April we will have a new topic called 

'Why can't I have chocolate for breakfast?' The children will be learning about healthy

and unhealthy foods. We will have the opportunity to read the story 'Kitchen Disco'

by Clare Foges and Al Murphy. The Nursery children will also be doing a favourite food survey in class. 


Don't forget to bring your teddy to our teddy bears' picnic on Tuesday 20th April.

Week beginning 29th March 2021


We have had a super week this week. The children have made their own chocolate nests, listened to the story of 'The Ugly Duckling' and explored the meaning behind Easter. As well as this Nursery also had a fun egg hunt and met the Easter bunny, 'Benji'. 


We hope you all have a lovely Easter break. smiley Stay safe and well.

Benji the Easter Bunny

Meet our new hatched chicks in Nursery. We have had seven hatch out of our ten eggs so far. :)

Our new hatched chicks :)

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We have been lucky enough to meet seven out of our ten chicks so far. We have five boys and two girls. The children are learning all about the life cycle of a chicken. They are also learning about how to respect and care for them.

Week beginning 14th December 2020

This week the children have been enjoying making Christmas cards and taking part in Christmas activities.  On Wednesday they are looking forward to watching a Pantomime performed by their teachers and on Thursday they will be enjoying a fun filled day based on the film 'The Grinch'.


After Christmas the children will be starting a new topic 'Why is water wet?' During the topic the children will explore the different uses of water and where it comes from.  On the first week back at school the children will take part in a barefoot walk where they will be walking barefoot through mud, water of different temperatures and telcom powder and explaining how it feels.  


The Colour Monster


The children have enjoyed listening to the story 'The Colour Monster' and talking about their feelings.  They have loved making their own Colour Monsters using a range of materials. 

Nursery's Piet Mondrian inspired art work

Our animal lady visit!

Week beginning 30th November 2020


This week the children will be exploring farm animals. As well as farm animals, children will also learn about dogs who 'help us', such as guide dogs and mountain rescue dogs etc.


On Wednesday 2nd December we have the animal man coming in to visit us. The children will be introduced to topics such as nocturnal animals and habitats. They will see mini-beasts or tarantulas, two snakes, three lizards, two mammals and a scope owl. We are very excited indeed and hope the children have a fantastic time! smiley

Week beginning 23rd November


This week we will be focusing on animals that live around us. These may be animals that live in the woodlands such as hedgehogs, birds and foxes or creatures that live in the soil such as moles and worms. The children will be going on a bug hunt too.


We will also be learning about an artist called Piet Mondrian. Our focus will be to explore the shapes and colours that the artist has used in his work. The children will be learning new skills and exploring how to paint like the artist Piet.

Nursery's Bear Hunt Walk!

Our animal sock buddy puppets!

Week beginning 16th November 2020


The children will be exploring wild animals. They will be making their own 'animal sock buddy

puppets and creating their own animal stencils using paint. The books that we will be focusing on are 'Handa's Surprise' and 'We're going on a bear hunt'.


On Thursday the children will be going on their very own 'Bear Hunt' walk around the school grounds. Don't forget to bring your wellington boots! smiley

In Nursery we follow the Early Years curriculum which is split into the seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive art and design

The children learn through adult led and child initiated activities, which develop key learning skills and provide new experiences in a stimulating environment.


We encourage children to take part in the Early Years challenge of the week which is displayed in the Early Years foyer. 


Later in the year children will come home with a name writing book to practise writing their full name.   


Nursery's PE day is a Wednesday.

What we have been up to

Nursery's Autumn 2 News letter

Nursery have been getting creative to make a beautiful handprint friendship flower and use their fingerprints to produce a lovely rainbow. 


Love Monster

Next week we will be focusing on the story 'Love Monster' by Rachel Bright.  The children will be talking about who they love and why and creating their own love monsters.

Next week (WB 12.10.20) Nursery will be learning about Mary Seacole as part of Black History.  We will have a nurses role play area for the children to learn about what Mary Seacole did and they will be painting a picture of her.  


Our story focus for the week will be 'What if we were all the same' by C.M. Harris

Next week (WB 19.10.20) Nursery will be learning about Harvest.  We will be reading the story 'The Scarecrows Wedding' by Julia Donaldson.  We will also be having a competition with Reception to see which class can make the best scarecrow, we are sure Nursery will win!

Nursery have been making their own class scarecrows to celebrate Autumn and Harvest. Can you guess who we are?

Next term our topic is called 'Can I have a dog?' Our memorable experience will entail a friendly dog coming to visit us in class. We will be exploring pets, wild animals, extinct creatures and various other animals throughout the term.

Have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you in November.smiley

Memorable Experience


Nursery loved our special visit from Molly the dog.  They learnt about what dogs eat and how to look after a dog. 

WB 9.11.20

Next week the children will be talking about their own pets and how they look after them.  We will also be learning about Diwali.