Welcome to Our Nursery Page!
Our Teacher is Mrs C Barton.
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs J Hall.
We introduce children to Nursery three times a year - September, January and April with children starting Nursery the term following their third birthday.
Morning session 9:00am – 12:00am.
Afternoon Session: 12.30 - 3.30pm.
Nursery routine and Curriculum
In the Nursery we offer lots of opportunities to learn through play, including craft, games, messy play, building and small world. The children are also involved in simple Literacy and Numeracy activities which are planned to meet the individual needs of the children.
We provide a stimulating, nurturing environment that allows children to learn valuable social skills such as co-operation and independence. We also place a high emphasis on outside play with a recently developed playground area which the children love! We value the importance of healthy living with a daily healthy snack.
Copies of planning and Topics are displayed in the Nursery so that you can see what your child is doing each half term.
27th June - 1st July
20 - 24th June
13 - 17th June
This week we have continued our 'Space' topic and had fun mark making on our new smart board!
We are hoping to have our sports morning and picnic on Tuesday. The children can bring a small teddy for the picnic if they desire.
6 - 10th June
This week we have been busy practising for our sports day and completing the Barnardo's Big Toddle! Please bring into nursery any sponsor money you have collected. Thank you for the support
Please view some of our other activities below:
23 - 27th May
Dates for your diary:
We return to school on Tuesday 7th June. Monday the 6th is an INSET day.
Our sports morning and picnic: Wednesday 15th June (weather permitting). If it rains we will try to have our sports day the following morning.
16 - 20th May
9 - 13th May
This week we have enjoyed discovering all about animals from cold climates! Look at our fantastic art work below!
3 - 6th May
18 - 22nd April
This week we have begun our short two week topic about Dinosaurs! Look at our exciting work below...
11 - 15 April
Welcome back! I hope you have had a good Easter break!
This week we have continued to discuss 'spring time' and have talked about animals that have hibernated through out the winter. There are a few photographs below of the children's work:
21st - 24th March
We have completed various Easter activities this week including an Easter bonnet parade! You can view some of our learning opportunities below:
14 - 18th March
This week we have enjoyed dressing up for book day and sports relief. Additionally we have been busy creating some Easter crafts! Please see below.
Date for your diary: We break up for the Easter holidays on Thursday 24th March. We will return on Monday 11th April.
7 - 11th March
Please view our photographs below to see how busy we have been this week!
29th Feb - 4th March
As well as continuing our 'life cycles' topic this week (focussing on the frog), we have also made a lovely Mother's Day card! The children tried hard to write their name in the card and decorate it to resemble a tulip.
Welcome back! I hope you have had a good break!
This half term our main topic will be 'Life cycles'. We have started our topic through The Very Hungry Caterpillar story. Next week we will be receiving five caterpillars to allow the children to experience this life cycle first hand.
Below are just a few photographs of some of the activities we have enjoyed this week:
8 - 12th Feb
Please view our photographs below of the Shrove Tuesday and the Chinese New Year activities
1st - 5th Feb
This week we have begun to find out about the Chinese New Year. We have listened to stories and read information books about China. Please view the photographs below:
This week we have mainly enjoyed activities around the story 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have baked our own gingerbread, engaged in small world play with the puppets from the story, decorated a Gingerbread Man template and painted our own pictures of him. Additionally, we have completed mathematical activities using pictures of the Gingerbread Man (please see below).
WC 18th January
This week we have commenced our materials/buildings topic through our big book 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have discussed the materials they used in the story to build their homes and the children have also made homes for the pigs in a variety of ways. Outdoors the children have dressed as builders to construct a house of bricks. Indoors the children used craft materials to produce a large house of straw, sticks and bricks (please see the display in nursery). They have painted the characters from the story which you can also see on display in nursery.
WC 11th January
This week we have continued our winter topic by linking to the 'Elmer in the Snow' story. We decorated templates of Elmer by using paint, collage materials and chalk. We then moved onto talking about 2D shapes and made our own pictures out of different shapes. You can see some of our creations below!
WC 4th January 2016
Welcome back! I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!
We have started this half term by learning about winter. We have been talking about why it is cold, types of clothing we wear during this season and experimenting with ice. The topic will move onto materials which will include buildings and castles. Please view the planning on the nursery notice board for further information.
Please view the photographs below:
We have continued to be very busy performing our Nativity play for our families last week!
On Monday we had a fantastic party at nursery! We played pass the parcel, musical statues and many other party games. Santa came to visit and gave everyone a present! Thank you to the parents that assisted with the party!
Additionally, children have enjoyed playing football and using the new goal post that we have. Please view the photographs below.
Have a Merry Christmas!
WC 30th November 2015
The children have been very busy rehearsing for the Nativity performance! Additionally we have engaged in lots of learning opportunities. Please see below.
WC 23rd November
Please view our photographs below to see just a few of the activities we have enjoyed this week!
WC 16th November
At the end of last week we celebrated 'Book Week' by dressing up as our favourite character and completing a range of activities around stories. (Photographs can be seen below).
WC 9th November: This week we have enjoyed using a range of equipment to balance on and we have made 'dens' out of various objects. For Remembrance Day we made our own poppy picture out of bun cases and paint and have drawn poppies on the playground using chalk.
To begin our topic about toys we have painted a picture of our favourite toy and brought them to nursery to show. We enjoyed discussing with our friends about why we like our special toy!
Additionally you can see that we have decorated buns to sell within the nursery to raise money for Children in Need. These will be available to buy tomorrow (13th November).
WB 2nd Nov
Welcome back to Nursery! I hope you had an enjoyable half term! We have completed several activities this week around 'Bonfire Night'. We have been singing rocket songs and making our own fireworks sound effects using the musical instruments. Additionally we have made rockets, drawn fireworks on large sheets of black paper, used chalk to draw fireworks on the playground and created fantastic printing pictures!
For the remainder of the half term we will be focussing on our topics 'Toys' and 'Christmas'. For further information please view the planning on the notice board in nursery.
I have created another 'Chatterbox' for your children to enjoy so please look out for this. It is the 'Owl Babies' story and resources (see the photograph below).
WC 19th October
We have continued to enjoy our 'Fire Station' role play area this week! Even Mr Cocking couldn't resist joining in the fun! (see the photograph below ). Thank you to those who participated on the autumn walk and brought back lots of autumn treasures for us to discuss at nursery. We have enjoyed investigating the different items such as acorns and pine cones and additionally we have been rolling the conkers in paint! We have created such wonderful autumn pictures!
WC 12th October
Recently we have been talking about 'people who help us' such as the police and fire service. With the children's assistance we have set up a police station outside. Towards the end of the week we decided to change it into a fire station! You can see how much we have enjoyed this in the photographs below!
There have been a range of other activities completed based on this theme too :)
We have been so busy at nursery this week! Not only continuing our topic of 'ourselves' but learning how to use ICT in the classroom. We have used the program 'Paint' to create our own picture and have been introduced to a robot called a Bee Bot.
Additionally, we have been building models, balancing on stilts, using the water tray, writing lists and many more activities. Please see the photographs below!
This week at nursery we have particularly enjoyed making marks in a variety of ways. We have used water and paint brushes to write our name on the outside walls and on the playground. We have used wipe boards and chalk boards too!
Additionally, we have a new basketball net at our nursery. Look at our pictures below to see how much fun we have!
This week at Nursery we have particularly enjoyed setting up a hairdressers role play area outdoors! We have enjoyed writing the appointments in a book, pretending to wash and style our friends hair and next week we will be extending this role play by introducing a till to use!
Additionally children have investigated how to roll vehicles down a tube as fast as they can and build dens out of boxes. We have enjoyed many other activities too. Please view our photographs to see just a small number of the learning opportunities we have had.
Welcome back to Nursery! I hope you have had a great summer!
There are fifteen new children starting nursery this half term. I'm sure you will all make them feel very welcome.
Our Topic this half term is settling back into nursery and 'Ourselves'. Please see the planning on the notice board for further details.
Below are a few photographs of our first few days back at nursery. As you can see we are very busy learning and having fun!
Happy Holidays Everyone! Many thanks for your very generous presents, cards and kind words.
With our best wishes
Mrs. Welsh, Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Treweek.
Following the success of our butterflies, we are continuing with our Minibeasts topic. Last week we looked at ladybirds. This week we are learning about bees. We are having honey on toast for snack this week! We've learnt the rhyme 'Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home......' We've painted some fantastic pictures of ladybirds!
Please look out for minibeasts when you are out and about......
Next week we are starting our topic about pets. If you have a family pet and would like to bring a photo of it that would be lovely! We will be learning all about different pets. Our role-play area will become a pet shop!
Nursery Sports Days will be as follows:
Morning Sports Day - Wednesday 17th June.
Afternoon Sports Day - Thursday 18th June.
In the event of rain we will just have our picnic food indoors instead.
This year our topics have been:
Ourselves, Spiders, Harvest, Autumn, Toys, Winter, Christmas, Colour, Birds, Chinese New Year, Spring, Easter.
This term we are talking about Growing, Minibeasts, Pets.
We have just received 5 live caterpillars! We will look after them carefully in the hope they will become beautiful butterflies!