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Welcome to Nursery's website page!

Welcome to Nursery’s website page. .


Our teachers in Nursery are Miss Ebdon, supported by Mrs Laidler and Mrs Robson.


Please find below our term by term curriculum plan for the year. This will tell you what we are learning about in all of our subjects and many of the exciting things we are doing in our learning.


You can also read our current class text which prompt our reading and writing for the term. Please try to work with your child to read and know this text really well.


Please ensure that PE kits are left in school and they will be sent home at the end of each half term. During the Autumn term, we will initially only change into plimsolls for PE.


This month we have had our Ball Skills Event. We had a fantastic time on the big yard. We took part in 8 different stations to help us develop our ball skills, as well as our running technique and stamina. The different stations were: throwing shuttlecocks into a target, a penalty shoot out, football dribbling, weaving through cones with a hockey stick and ball, a throwing and catching station, a basketball into a hoop, underarm throwing of a beanbag into a hoop and finally a baton race. We worked really hard in teams and cheered each other on. Finally, to cool down, we enjoyed an ice pop!


This week in Nursery, we have been busy learning all about The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We have spent the week learning about who the Royal Family are, how Elizabeth became the Queen, her residences and then all about Jubilee celebrations and how people in our country have celebrated, including watching videos from the Diamond and Silver Jubilee celebrations too. During our independent learning, we have made our own bunting, using our handprints, made carriages for the Queen using paper plates and have made some Buckingham Palace structures using the wooden blocks. On Wednesday, we held our own street party to celebrate the Jubilee. We made and decorated crown biscuits, made sandwiches and then shared our food with our friends at a picnic. We had lots of fun and enjoyed our celebrations!

Tiny Tweeties – Dinosaur Songs

We have been so excited that Tiny Tweeties came to visit us today! We sang lots of dinosaur songs, played instruments, joined in with action songs with scarves and streamers and pretended to be lots of different dinosaurs. We loved the ‘Dinosaur Explorers’ song, where we became palaeontologists and went looking for bones, footprints and different dinosaur clues.


This half term has gone so quickly and we have done lots more busy learning. We have spent this half term learning about Dinosaurs, which we have all loved! We’ve learned the names of dinosaurs, their habitats and what they eat. We’ve worked together to write a character description about a dinosaur and we have learned some fantastic new vocabulary, such as ‘extinct’, ‘fierce’ and ‘booming’. We’ve also been learning all about Italy, including the food that they eat, their flag and some of the famous landmarks that can be found there too. We also took part in ‘Paelaeontology School’ so that we could become real palaeontologists. We completed activities, such as ‘Triceratoss’, making our own fossils and making dinosaur fruit kebabs which we then enjoyed at snacktime.


We have spent the half term watching our caterpillars metamorphosise into butterflies. Unfortunately, they hatched during the Easter holidays!! We learnt lots of songs about minibeasts including our favourite, “There’s A Tiny Caterpillar On A Leaf”. During our first week back after Easter, we have welcomed some new friends at Nursery and we are continuing to watch our tadpoles grow – we’re very excited to grow our own frogs!


We have had a very exciting delivery of our very own caterpillars! We have already noticed how much they have grown. We have started to learn about the season of Spring, including seasonal changes and we have been on a walk around our school grounds to spot signs of Spring. We have also been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We have been having extra PE sessions with Mr Todd where we have been learning to find a good space and to jump using a 2-foot to 2-foot jump, including jumping off apparatus. We have also enjoyed learning about our local history through the Collaborative Learning Week where we learned all about mining and how our school is built on an old mine.


This half term in Nursery, we have welcomed some new friends. In our Around the World learning, we have learned all about Egypt, including where Egypt is in Africa, some of the key landmarks and all about Tutankhamun. During Topic, we have learned all about seasonal changes in Winter, including hibernation, migration and signs of Winter. In PE, we have been practising moving in different ways and have been learning how to balance and jump safely, using our soft-squishy knees and landing appropriately on 2 feet.


For Christmas in Nursery, we have taken part in lots of exciting activities! We have taken part in activities during our independent learning, such as making reindeer food, making and decorating playdough Christmas trees and writing our letters to Santa. We have also enjoyed our Christmas Party, where we took part in lots of dancing and party games. For Christmas Jumper Day, we wore our Christmas Jumpers to school and then designed our own jumpers. We also worked really hard to perform and record our Nativity. Finally, we also had our very own Polar Express Day where we visited the North Pole on the Polar Express and took part in lots of different activities.


This month, we have been really busy in Nursery. We’ve celebrated Diwali by designing our own Rangoli patterns. We learned about how to stay safe during Bonfire Night and made our own sparkler biscuits using sprinkles and chocolate fingers – they were delicious! We have also finished our Autumn topic by making our own vegetable soup and learning about the jobs that farmers do to help us. We started learning about ‘Alaska’ during our Around the World sessions too.

Autumn in Nursery

This half term, we have been learning all about Autumn, including seasonal change, signs of Autumn and celebrations that take place in Autumn. We have learned about suitable clothing for Autumn and have listened to lots of Autumn stories.

Settling into Nursery – September 2021

We have spent the past couple of weeks exploring our new environment and making new friends. During our carpet times, we have been singing lots of songs and number rhymes and have shared some stories with our friends, beginning to talk about the different parts of a book. We have also been learning our school rules and how we can be good learners on the carpet.

During our independent learning, we have had lots of fun making playdough cakes, sharing stories and looking after the babies in our role play area. We have also explored our outdoor environment, using the climbing equipment, bikes and the yard to play games with our friends.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 24th September 2021

Today we have celebrated Macmillan Coffee Morning with our friends. We came to school dressed in something green and we have made and baked cakes to take home so we can have our own tea party. We learned about the charity and how it helps other people. During the day, we took part in lots of Macmillan themed activities, such as designing and decorating bunting, decorating a gingerbread man and colouring in our own tasty cakes.

For snack time, we shared some cakes and a drink with our friends.