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Welcome to all our children and families. Please use the links below to access key information about Nursery. 

Our weekly updates will help you to chat with your child about their activities in Nursery. If you follow up any of these activities at home, please do let us know! Remember, you can always upload your own photographs to Tapestry. 

You can speak to us any day in Nursery, or contact us via email: 


Nursery staff:

Mrs Jameson - Nursery Class Teacher

Mrs Smith - Nursery Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hart - Lunchtime Supervisor

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Week beginning 13.1.2020

Lost and Found

Our focus story this week has been Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Pop into the classroom to see our display and read the children's retelling of the story.

All about the number 5

We have added one more to lots of different groups of four - objects, people and the marks we make in the outdoor area. We discovered that adding one more to four always makes a group of five.

Instrument sounds

In our daily Phonics sessions, we worked on instrument sounds. The children are very good at discriminating between the sounds made by drums, bells, castanets, maracas, the glockenspiel and the cabasa. At the end of the week, we practised playing the instruments together as a band.

Week beginning 6.1.2020

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to Nursery! It has been lovely to see everyone after the holidays. 

Week beginning 16.12.19 - Merry Christmas!

Week beginning 9.12.19

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s been a very festive week in Nursery. We don’t want to show off our seasonal arts and crafts just yet, but we have been working very hard to get them all ready in time for Christmas. We also had a wonderful morning watching some of the children in big school practising their Nativity play. The Nursery children even had a turn at standing on the stage to see how it would feel.



Week beginning 2.12.19


We are learning the story of the Nativity and thinking about preparing ourselves for Christmas. Since reading, "It's a no money day" the week of Martinstag, we have been very keen to be the kind people who help when others are in need. We are putting food into a box every day in Advent, to donate to a food bank. 

On Friday, the children celebrated St Nicholas' Day and found a special surprise in their newly cleaned shoes when they came back from playing out in their wellies.


Week beginning 25.11.19

Preparing for Winter

This week, we have been reading stories that helped us to learn how animals are preparing for winter. Many of the children have been talking about squirrels hiding their nuts, bears and hedgehogs going to sleep and geese flying away "on holiday". 

As part of our work on the number three, we have been hunting for triangles in the outdoor area, with some children taking on the teacher's role and helping their peers find the shapes.

Week beginning 18.11.19

Nursery Rhymes

We celebrated National Nursery Rhyme Week by learning a new traditional rhyme each day. Can you guess from the photographs which rhymes we learned? 

Week beginning 11.11.19

All about being kind...

During Anti-Bullying Week, the focus in Nursery was all on being kind. We learned about St Martin, who was a good, kind man, and we made our own lanterns to celebrate Martinstag with a traditional parade. See the links below if you are still struggling to follow the song! It is a very catchy tune!

enlightenedWe would like to say a special thank you to Mrs Smith's brother who sent a fabulous book and some very fancy lanterns all the way from Germany. enlightened

At the end of the week, we talked about some of the ways Pudsey Bear helps to raise money for families who are struggling. Our children had some lovely ideas for helping others. 

Die Geschichte von St.Martin | WDR

Here is the story of St Martin for you to watch at home.

The Laterne song

The first song in this compilation is the one we learned in Nursery to remember St Martin.

Week beginning 4.11.19

Welcome back!

It has been lovely to see all our children back in Nursery after the half-term break. Everyone quickly settled back into familiar routines and enjoyed catching up with friends and favourite activities. We haven't let the weather dampen our spirits!

Week beginning 21.10.19

My Masterpiece

Now that all the amazing artwork has been on display, we can share a few photos of Nursery children working hard to complete their masterpieces. We hope everyone enjoyed viewing the pictures on Wednesday evening. If anyone missed the show and would like to see their child's work, please let Mrs Jameson know. 

Week beginning 14.10.19


Supertato stories are always super-popular at Nursery! This week we have squished the evil peas who invaded Nursery and retold the Supertato story through pictures. The children really enjoyed 'reading' their versions of the story when we displayed them in the carpet room.

In amongst all this super-excitement, we still found plenty of time for creative play, role-play, singing and digit hunts in the indoor and outdoor areas. What a busy week!

Week beginning 7.10.19

People who help us

Following on from discussions about being 'super-helpful' at Nursery and at home, this week we thought about all the people who help us. We read stories about characters with different professions and the children voted for the story they wanted to hear (by placing a counter or pebble). We also made cards for some of the people who help us every day in Nursery.

Week beginning 30.09.19

Noah's Ark

This week, we have moved on to learning all about the number two. And with all the rain we have been having, it seemed a very good week to focus on the story featured on our reflection table this half-term! Our activities including performing a body percussion rainstorm, finding two of all the animals in our small world basket and retelling the story indoors and out. Our children were very good at hopping like rabbits, slithering like snakes and snapping like crocodiles. By the end of the week, we had an ark in the outdoor area, which featured ramps, toys ("We need something for the animals to play with!"), a table, a door mat and a swimming pool! 

Week beginning 23.09.19

Super-Healthy... and lots of fun outside!

After sharing these stories, the children could all talk about the vegetables they can eat to help them stay super-healthy.

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We had a huge amount of fun outside this week. Some of the children created their own puddle by collecting rainwater from all around the outdoor area. Mrs Jameson challenged the children to do "one jump" in the puddle, because we are learning all about the number one. And we explored the outdoor area in a whole new way by looking through coloured filters and then using them to take coloured photos with the iPad.


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"We are just like Peppa Pig!

Week beginning 16.09.19

Super-kind and Super-safe!

At Nursery we are super-kind to each other. We have kind hands and friendly faces!

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We have also been talking about how to stay super-safe at Nursery with a focus on accessing and moving the loose parts in the shed.

Week beginning 09.09.19

Congratulations to all our new starters, who have had the most amazing week in Nursery! 



Week beginning 02.09.19

We have a lovely week meeting lots of new Nursery children and enjoying some 'Stay and Play' sessions to support transitions. Mrs Jameson and Mrs Smith are very excited thinking of all the fun we will have together this term.

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