Next week’s learning

Next week we will continue to explore the Nursery and learn the routines and each other’s names as our final group of children settle in. During ‘Rainbow Time’ we will introduce the children to our Book of the Week: Things I Like by Anthony Browne.

We will be:  talking  about what we like doing;  modelling how to use a range of one-handed tools and equipment (rolling pins, cutters and scissors); counting objects and reciting numbers  to 5 (and beyond); singing ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It‘ and painting self portraits.

This week’s learning

Well done to all our new starters this week. It has been lovely to meet and get to know them all.  They are becoming familiar with each other and learning their friends’ names. We have introduced the children to some of our routines for example, ‘Rainbow Time’ (carpet time), ‘Snack Time’ and ‘Tidy Up Time’. They have really enjoyed listening to and joining in with our books of the week: Catch! and I Want My Mum!

The children have been busy exploring their new setting and playing with lots of toys and equipment  in the different areas, for example: the train track, cars and ramp, playdough,  sand and role playing.  We counted together by singing One Little Elephant and are getting very good at doing the actions to the song Shoo Fly.

A few highlights…

Making new friends
Sharing toys
Getting ready for lunch!
Practising cutting skills

Messages for Parents

Important Date:

Monday 19th September/ School Photos : We will take the children in small groups to have their photo taken over the two days.


Please make sure all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name, including water bottles and book bags.

Aldi’s Kit For Schools

We are delighted to be collecting stickers for Aldi’s Kit for Schools.

Aldi are kindly giving schools the opportunity to receive £20,000 for equipment which would have an enormous benefit to our children.

Can we make it to 300 stickers? Not without your help! For every £30 you spend in store, you can collect 1 sticker.

Please bring all stickers to Mr Baldock or Mrs Marsh (6B or 6M).

Messages for Parents

Well done to all our new starters this week. We have introduced the children to some of our routines as well as trying out lots of toys and games.  The children  have listened carefully, helped each other and had lots of fun too!  We look forward to the rest of the children starting and getting to know them.

Please find attached our ‘Welcome Letter’ which gives you information about what we do in Nursery and important dates.

Have a lovely weekend.

Welcome to the Nursery Blog.

First Day of Term – Tuesday 3rd September

We are looking forward to meeting you all on Tuesday 3rd September for your ‘Stay and Play’ session. This is an opportunity for your child to meet the Nursery team and play in the Nursery. We will use this time to have an informal chat about your child and answer any questions you may have. Please arrive at the school office (via Avenue Road entrance) at your given time and we will meet you there.

From Wednesday 5th September

From this date, we will begin a staggered intake. Please refer to your Welcome Pack for your start date. Children should come to Nursery in a fully named school uniform (details of which can be found on the school website).

From Miss Kinsella and the Nursery Team