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The children are looking forward to the summer and we having been exploring 'holidays' and 'the beach' topics!

Healthy and Active Weeks - We had lots of fun doing multiskills and gymnastics and tasting lots of healthy food!

Minibeasts Topic - The Very Hungry Caterpillar! We have learned all about the life cycle of a butterfly; been on many minibeast adventures as we explored our outdoor minibeast area; painted symmetrical butterflies and made 3D minibeasts for a display. We know how to take care of creepy crawlies and are always careful to put them back where they live in their natural habitat.

Ooh aarrgh! We have thoroughly enjoyed our topic on Pirates. We have learned so much and had lots of different activities. We have used our 'Funky Fingers' to lock and unlock tiny padlocks to make sure that the pirates didnt escape! We have weighed coins, baubles, jewels and treasure to see which were the heaviest and lightest; we made pirate hats with skull and crossbones; pirate puppets using split pins; we have walked the plank and balanced things on our head; enjoyed roleplay in our amazing pirate ship - steered the ship's wheel and dropped the anchor and even kept a watch through the portholes for other pirates; we book browsed on a raft; ordered by size; used playdough to form pirate objects and written our names using a feather and ink. In fact this has been one of our favourite topics - aarrgh!

Summer News Letter

Our Easter Parade - don't we all look EGGcited!

We made a space station for our topic on space. We used the space console to push buttons and turn switches so that we could travel through the galaxy on our missions. We have dressed up as astronauts and also used lots of space language that we have learnt. We had ticklists, boarding cards, moonboots and space walkie talkies as props for our space roleplay.

We have all enjoyed reading Jack and the Beanstalk and using our imagination to recreate the characters from the story using masks and props. We even made our own beanstalks by counting beans and leaves to see if we could reach a castle in the cloud!

This term we were looking at the life cycle of a chick. We had the opportunity to look after some eggs from the farm . At the end of three weeks the chicks hatched! We had six very fluffy, very cuddly and cute chicks! We were each able to carefully hold a chick and stroke it very gently.

Chinese New Year! For Chinese New Year we celebrated in lots of ways.... We made lanterns, dragon puppets, dragon paintings, lucky money envelopes, dragon headdresses and we tasted Chinese food. We used our "funky finger gym" to thread Chinese zodiac animals and picked up food with chopsticks! We then formed a Chinese dragon and danced to Chinese music.


WATER...ICE...WATER... We have been learning about Winter in our Winter Wonderland topic. We had a big block of ice with lots of leaves, berries, sticks and cones...we waited all morning for the ice to melt! The next day we had a box with just water...the ice had melted!

STICK MAN MATHS - We have been learning about "Stick Man" by Julia Donaldson. We used lots of ideas from the story to help us with our maths....sorting and comparing, ordering by size, matching sticks to stick pictures and making stick forests with sticks and numicon.... WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!

Enjoying our Christmas lunch in W.A.C.

Don't we all look fantastic in our Christmas jumpers!

We had a great time when the Smith brothers came into school!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Narrated by Lewis, Frankie, Oliver, Callum, Ida, Evie McIntyre, Ruby and Evie Stimpson

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Narrated by Connie, Jack, Lucas, Dominic, Scarlet, Findlay, Evie Smith, Imogen, Sam Evie Stimpson and Thomas Dargan

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Narrated by Cole, Darcy, James, Logan, Nataliya, Thomas G, Maisie, Rose, Ethan and Esme.

Key Information

Welcome to our Nursery page.


The Nursery team are:

Mrs Brown

Mrs Coyle 

Mrs Briant


This page will be regularly updated with useful information and photographs.  If there is anything that you would like to see included on our Nursery page, just let a member of staff know.


Useful information

The Nursery doors open at 8.55. The register will be taken at 9am so please ensure your children are in on time.

The Nursery finishes at 12.00 so please make sure you are at the gate in time for pick up.  



Stay and Play

On alternate Fridays, you can come and spend some quality play time with your child.  It's a great chance to see what your child has been doing and to speak to the staff.  If there are some activities that you would like to see then please speak to a member of staff. 


The children made poppies for our Remembrance Day display.

Marvellous Me!

Our topic for this half term is 'Marvellous Me!"

​The children will be learning about how special and unique they are.  They will be getting to know their new friends too.

They will explore this topic through all of the areas of learning:


Personal, social and emotional development

  • Create and discuss rules and routines of the class and school
  • Play games to help form new friendships
  • Talk about what makes us happy and sad
  • Learn to look after ourselves, including personal hygiene
  • Talk about our families and share our experiences
  • Talk about ourselves and others, including similarities and differences
  • Learn how to stay safe 

Physical development

  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Learn games and how to move confidently and safely
  • Use bikes and scooters to develop gross motor skills
  • Use tools and equipment safely in the classroom, both indoors and outdoors
  • Explore movement through dance
  • Know the importance of physical exercise and keeping healthy
  • Manage personal hygiene and be independent in using the toilet

Communication and language

  • Begin to write our names/develop fine motor skills
  • Talk about ourselves and families
  • Talk about different feelings
  • Listen and discriminate between sounds



  • Use non-fiction books to find out information
  • Listen to and retell simple stories
  • sing our favourite nursery rhymes and songs


  • Count objects, parts of our body, shoes etc.
  • Count in order
  • Count using one-to-one correspondence
  • Count objects in our play
  • Sing number songs and rhymes
  • Recognise numbers of personal significance

Understanding the world

  • Talk about and meet people who help us at school
  • Develop new friendships
  • Discover more about our new friends and their families
  • Identify simple parts of our body
  • Explore other cultures and traditions through role play, cooking, food tasting, stories and videos
  • Investigate our 5 senses
  • Use ipads to take photographs of ourselves and each other

Expressive arts and design

  • Draw ourselves using a variety of media
  • Explore and act out experiences in the role play areas
  • Sing and learn a variety of songs
  • Explore the sounds of different instruments
  • Paint to music
  • Manipulate materials for example clay, to create models
  • Experiment to create different textures


Stay and Share - a celebration of our 30 unique and wonderful children!

Fundamental British Values


The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the 2014 Early Years Foundation Stage. 


In the Nursery we strive to set the foundations of the fundamental British values in way that is relevant to their age and stage of development.


We teach children to be kind, helpful and respectful of others;

We teach children about the world around them and use the seasons, weather, British special days, e.t.c. to plan meaningful learning experiences;

• We teach children to be part of their local community;

We plan to celebrate festivals and mark special days from the world around us;

We teach the children about compromise – that some of us believe one thing… some of us believe something totally different… but we can all play together in the same classroom and respect each other;

We teach children to work together – we provide them with projects that involve everyone in the provision and we plan group times, where children learn to listen, take turns and value contributions from others. 

We teach children about the world in which they live – the world on their doorstep and the wider world – through books, posters, planned activities, resources, outings and much more;

• We teach children to listen and respect others.