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Welcome to Nursery!

Welcome to our Nursery page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For nursery, access the resources linked to Early Years Foundation Stage.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Friday 13th March  

Nursery

Our Topic this term is Traditional Stories and Rhymes

This week

  • This week we have continued the story of The Little Red Hen.
  • We wanted to make bread like the Little Red Hen this week. We started to look at the ingredients and talk about how we would make the bread. On Tuesday, we made the bread dough and baked it in the oven. On Wednesday, we had bread and butter for snack. It was delicious!
  • We have started practicing for our class assembly on the 1st April. Some children may be bringing out lines to learn.
  • On Friday, it was Sports Relief. Thank you for all the donations. The children enjoyed taking part in some games in the sports hall.
  • Key dates – Morning trip 24th March – Wharton Park
  • Afternoon trip 25th March – Wharton Park   

Attendance: Full time:

Part time:

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.

Friday 6th March  

Nursery

Our Topic this term is Traditional Stories and Rhymes

This week

  • This week we have started a new story of The Little Red Hen – we have been practicing acting as the characters in the story.  
  • We discussed the little red hen and his friends and looked at what makes us a good friend.
  • On Thursday, it was World Book Day. The children loved coming in and sharing their costumes with each other. We used our drawing skills to draw a representation of our costumes.
  • Huge thank you to the parents that came in to share a story with their child. The children loved having you in nursery and sharing our books with you.
  • Key dates – Sports Relief is on Friday 13th March. Children can wear their sports clothes for a £1 donation.  

Attendance: Full time: 95.8%

Part time: 94.9%

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.

Friday 28th February

Our topic this term is Traditional Stories and Rhymes

This week

  • We would like to welcome you back after half term! We hope you enjoyed your holidays and made the most of the snow before coming back!
  • It was well-being week this week in school which meant we were off time table and taking part in lots of fun events!
  • We started the week by wearing yellow for mental health awareness. We talked about ways we could make ourselves and our friends feel happy and who we could talk to if we felt sad.   
  • On Wednesday, the circus came into school. We watched a circus performance in the main hall. We then took part in circus workshops. The circus showed us how to do magic tricks with a small bit of fabric. They taught us how to pencil roll on the mats. We also played some games using the hula hoops.
  • On Thursday, Year 6 came down to accompany us on a well-being walk around the school grounds. We paired up with our older children who shared a walk with us in the sunshine.
  • On Friday, we were lucky to have yoga in school. We took part in some mindfulness and practised our yoga moves! What a fantastic week.
  • Key dates – World Book Day on Thursday. Parents are invited in to share a story with their child. AM session 11am – 11.30am. Full time session 2 – 2.30pm. PM Session 3 – 3.30pm.

Friday 14th February  

Nursery

Our Topic this term is Traditional Stories and Rhymes

This week

  • This week we have continued with the story of Thumbelina. We acted out the story using our Read Write Inc techniques – we were very good at retelling the beginning, middle and end of the story.
  • We made castles for Thumbelina using our construction skills in lego, blocks, sand and playdough.   
  • We have enjoyed making castles on Purple Mash using the iPads.     
  • On Friday, we were very lucky to have the Beacon of Light in to deliver a nursery rhyme themed sports session. We started with a warm up, running in and out of the farms and practicing standing on one leg and walking backwards. We then learnt some football skills, doing big kicks and little kicks to move the ball. We had a fantastic time!
  • We hope you all have a lovely half term break! We are back on Tuesday 25th February.
  • Key dates – week beginning Tuesday 25th February is Parents Evening! Please do not miss your scheduled appointment. We will send you a reminder via Class Dojo. Thank you.

Attendance: Full time: 95.8%

Part time: 95.2%

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.

Friday 7th February  

Nursery

Our Topic this term is Traditional Stories and Rhymes

This week

  • This week we have moved our focus to the story of Thumeblina. We have also learnt some new nursery rhymes – Rock-a-bye-baby and Miss Polly had a Dolly
  • We started the week listening to the story of Thumbelina and looking at what happens in the story. We watched the Hans Christian Anderson video of Thumbelina dancing.  
  • We made toadstools for Thumbelina and added the correct number of spots using finger paints.    
  • We had Show and Tell this week and enjoyed sharing our toys and books with our friends.
  • Our areas changed this week in line with our new story. We have been exploring watercolours in our investigation area. We have a new fairy garden in our small world area. We have been making magic wands using beads and pipe cleaners in our finger gym.
  • Key date – Friday 14th February – Beacon of Light sports day

Attendance: Full time: 95.8%

Part time: 95.2%

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.

Friday 31st January  

Nursery

Our Topic this term is Traditional Stories and Rhymes

This week

  • This week we have moved our focus to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic nursery rhyme.  
  • We started the week talking about picnics we might have been on and which food we would like for a picnic.
  • We have been counting the cakes for Daddy Bear’s picnic and matching the correct number!   
  • We used the iPads to create representations of teddy bears using Purple Mash.
  • Finally, on Thursday, we brought our teddy bears into nursery for a picnic! We made our own sandwiches and enjoyed cakes, sausage rolls, crisps and juice I think the teddy’s had a lovely time and would come back again soon!    
  • Next week we start a new story Thumbelina!
  • Key date – Thursday 6th February Show and Tell!

Attendance: Full time: 95.8%

Part time: 95.2%

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.

Friday 24th January

Nursery

Our Topic this term is Traditional Stories and Rhymes

This week

  • This week we have started a new story – Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Our new rhymes this week is Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
  • We used our creative design skills to build beds and chairs from the story!
  • We have done lots of talking and comparisons about size this week. We have been comparing the sizes big, medium and small and sorting the objects for the three bears.  
  • We made Baby Bear’s porridge this week and had a taste of sweet porridge and salty porridge!   
  • Our environment changed again this week – we have been investigating hard and soft materials in the investigation area, we have been scooping up the porridge using spoons in the finger gym and we have been having a picnic with the teddy bear’s in small world.

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.

Friday 6th December

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Transport!

This week

  • This week we have started a new story – The Naughty Bus!  
  • We used our creative skills to make a naughty bus using playdough or creative materials – we used different shapes to make the windows and wheels.  
  • We practiced our counting skills in our naughty bus maths area. We started by rolling the dice and counting how many people got on the bus. We were able to say which bus had more passengers.
  • We enjoyed two trips to the Northern Stage this week to see Wolf! Thank you to all the parent helpers who came! The children had a fantastic time.. there’s a wolf, pass it on!  
  • Thank you to everyone who has joined the class dojo app! We hope you enjoy seeing what we get up to in nursery!
  • 30 hour codes need renewing this half term ready for January!

Friday 22nd November

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Transport!

This week

  • This week we have continued on with our story The Train Ride – we talked about what the characters could see out of the train window. They could see hot air balloons!
  • We used our cutting skills to cut out stripes to make our own stripy hot air balloons.
  • It was Road Safety week this week so on Wednesday and Thursday we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe when travelling to and from nursery.
  • We played some road safety games in the main hall – learning which colour mean stop and which colour means go.
  • Thank you to everyone who has joined the class dojo app! We hope you enjoy seeing what we get up to in nursery!
  • Morning/Full time children – Trip to Northern Stage Monday 25th November – Morning children to be collected at the later time 12pm
  • Afternoon children – Trip to Northern Stage Tuesday 26th November – Afternoon children to come in to nursery at the earlier time of 12pm.

Attendance: Full time: 82.9%

Part time: 78.3%

Friday 15th November

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Transport!

This week

  • We have been very busy this week in Nursery. We started the week with Remembrance Day. We discussed why we have Remembrance Day and what the poppy represents. We talked about what the poppy looked like and decided to make our own in playdough and the creative area!
  • We started our Transport topic this week with the children. We have started by reading the story The Train Ride.
  • We used 2D shapes to make our own representations of trains. We did a fantastic job!
  • Children enjoyed wearing their spots this week for Children in Need. We played lots of fun games including Pudsey Says! Thank you to everyone who donated.
  • Thank you to everyone who came to the Class Dojo meeting and who has signed up to the Class Dojo app. We hope this is going to improve communication between nursery and home. If anyone still needs their parent code, please see Miss Richardson!
  • Morning/Full time children – Trip to Northern Stage Monday 25th November – Morning children to be collected at the later time 12pm
  • Afternoon children – Trip to Northern Stage Tuesday 26th November – Afternoon children to come in to nursery at the earlier time of 12pm.

Attendance: Full time: 79%

Part time:       79.3%

Friday 8th November

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Transport!

This week

  • Welcome back from a lovely half term! We hope you enjoyed relaxing and spending time with your family.
  • We were back with a bang this week and started with a Halloween disco! The children loved wearing their Halloween costumes to nursery!
  • Our classroom environment has changed and we now have a train station. The children are enjoying making tickets and travelling on the train.
  • We also got excited about bonfire night this week and made lots of firework pictures.   
  • We used the iPads to make fireworks on Purple Mash! The children did a fantastic job.  
  • We also had French Friday this week! The children dressed up in red, white and blue. We learnt the nursery rhyme ‘frere jacques’ and made a French flag using our handprints.
  • Huge thank you to all the parents who attended the stay and play. The children loved sharing their learning with you and it was a nice opportunity for parents to look in journals. We will be doing another stay and play in the spring term!
  • Thank you to everyone who made topic projects! They are fantastic and are a lovely addition to our classroom!
  • Parent meeting – Class Dojo – Monday 11th November 3.30pm MAIN SCHOOL HALL

Attendance: Full time: 95.2%

Part time:       86%

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.

Friday 25th October

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Houses and Homes

This week

  • This week we have started to get excited for Halloween!
  • Our classroom environment changed and we had a witches’ house, a spider finger gym and a pumpkin sensory tray!
  • We enjoyed making magic counting potions for the witch and adding lots of different ingredients including bats, eyeballs and spider’s legs!  
  • We have loved exploring pumpkins this week, using the scoops to scoop out the seeds.
  • We made pumpkins in different ways! We drew our own pumpkins and cut them out using the scissors. We also used the iPads to create our own pumpkin.
  • Thank you for all the donations of tea, coffee and jam this week! It was a fantastic success and the children loved being in non-uniform.
  • Have a fantastic half term and enjoy the rest!
  • Stay and Play after the holidays – Thursday 7th November
  • Mornings 11-11.30am
  • Afternoon/30hr children 2pm – 3pm

Friday 18th October

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Houses and Homes

This week

  • This week we have continued our topic, Houses and Homes.
  • We have been learning all about shapes this week! We started our week by learning what the shapes were called and singing some shape songs.
  • We went for a walk around the school to see if we could find any shapes! We found lots of shapes in the library and on our displays!  
  • We had Show and Tell this week which was a fabulous success. The children enjoyed bringing in their favourite toy/book and sharing it with the class and they were all still in one piece by the end of the day! Fantastic!
  • We wore red on Friday in support of ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. Thank you for all the donations to such a worthy cause. We took part in some fun sporty activities in the main hall. Miss Richardson enjoyed the day in her red dressing gown!

Attendance: Full time: 97%

Part time: 92.7%

Friday 11th October

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Houses and Homes

This week

  • This week we have continued our topic, Houses and Homes.
  • We read the story “New House for Mouse” and explored the features of our own homes and the features of a new house for Mouse.
  • We made a representation of our lovely house using given shapes.
  • We learned a new song to help us count in sequence “1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive.”
  • We wore yellow and took part in wellbeing activities e.g. listening to calming music, Yoga and rainbow painting our pebbles. We all feel relaxed and refreshed now.

Friday 4th October

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Houses and Homes

This week

  • This week we have continued our topic, Houses and Homes.
  • We read the story “Tom Goes to Nursery” and explored different feelings, happy, sad, scared, and excited.
  • We focused on our bathroom this week! We talked about why we wash our hands and brush our teeth.
  • We learned a new song “5 White Teeth.”

Attendance: Full time: 97.4%

Part time: 90.1%

Friday 27th September

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Houses and Homes

This week

  • This week we have started our new topic Houses and Homes.
  • We read the story Quiet! This week. In the story, the little girl walks around her house and hears lots of noises! We talked about the different noises that we hear in our house and which noises we hear in different rooms.
  • We focused on our kitchens this week! We talked about what we do in the kitchen and what you might find.
  • We talked about our favourite foods this week and made plates with our favourite food on!

Friday 20th September

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Houses and Homes

This week

  • We would like to say a big welcome back to our nursery children and a huge welcome to our new nursery starters. We have had a busy week settling in our children to the new nursery environment and routine.
  • Last week, we started to explore some new resources. We have set up our dolls house with furniture and the children are enjoying playing Mams and Dads.
  • We are settling into our lunchtime routine and enjoying eating our dinners in the big dinner hall.

Attendance: Full time: 89.1%

Part time: 97.3%

Friday 13th September

Nursery

Our Topic this half term is Houses and Homes

This week

  • We would like to say a big welcome back to our nursery children and a huge welcome to our new nursery starters. We have had a busy week settling in our children to the new nursery environment and routine.
  • A little introduction to the nursery staff – Miss Richardson is the nursery teacher. Mrs Green and Mrs Ross are the teaching assistants in nursery and also our lunchtime supervisors!
  • The boys and girls are enjoying exploring our environment. We had a good time choosing outside on the climbing equipment and big slide.
  • We are settling into our lunchtime routine and enjoying eating our dinners in the big dinner hall.

Key Dates and Reminders

  • Morning session 8.30 – 11.30
  • Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.30
  • 30hr session – 8.30 – 2.30
  • The gate is opened during the day by nursery staff. Please be on time to drop off and collect your child. The gate is closed 5 minutes after the start/finish time. Any late children should be taken to the office to be signed in as late.
  • There is no need to send bottled water into school as staff will provide the children with cool drinks.Please try to ensure your child is in school every day and on time.