Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery webpage. We will use this page to keep you informed about events and learning in Nursery!

  • Nursery end of year letter

    date posted: 19/07/21

    Dear Parents

    From all the Nursery team we would like to say a very big thank you for all your support over the year. Although it has been a tricky year in many ways we have been amazed by the resilience shown by your children and we are grateful to you for all your patience and understanding. The home learning you did with the children was fantastic and we have loved all your responses on Tapestry over the year. Tapestry has now closed and you will be receiving a letter today about how to download your journal.

    The children who are staying at Burlington have been meeting their new teachers over the last week and come back very excited about starting in Reception in September. We wish the children who are going to new schools all the very best and would like to thank them for helping us meet the new Nursery children last week. 

    To celebrate the end of the year we are going to have a Teddy Bears Picnic on Thursday 22nd July. We would love it if all the children could bring in a teddy bear or soft toy. We will provide the picnic food. We will have the picnic on the grass next to the Nursery.

    We hope you found your child’s school report informative and helpful. Please don’t forget to send your feedback on the Google Form that was emailed to you. 

    Finally, we would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy summer break! The best things to do in preparation for Reception are rest, have fun, talk and read a lot! It has been wonderful having your children in Nursery and we wish you all the very best.

    With warm and best wishes,

    The Nursery Team

  • Party Days this week!

    date posted: 19/07/21

    This week the children will be having a party day to celebrate the end of term! On your child's party day, they may come to school wearing party clothes. This year we will be providing party snacks for the children to enjoy in the afternoon. 

    Year 1 Party - Tuesday 20th July 
    Reception and Year 2 Party - Wednesday 21st July 
    Nursery Party - Thursday 22nd July

  • Joining Burlington and moving up to a new year and class

    date posted: 10/07/21

    At Burlington Infant and Nursery School we make every effort to meet the wellbeing needs of our children and families.

    We have now told all our children (new to Burlington and current) which classes they will be joining.

    New Classes for September 2021 for current children

    Year 3 class allocations for our current Year 2 children

    As September approaches, children and parents will start to think about the upcoming changes of joining a new school, or moving to a new class as they progress through Infants.  These transitions may pass smoothly or they may cause children to ask questions and feel a little apprehensive. On our website you will find some useful information that may help you to prepare your child for the changes ahead:

    Your Child's Wellbeing

  • Reading Workshop for 2-4 year olds

    date posted: 06/05/21

    If you missed the Parent Workshop on 'Reading with 2-4 year olds' with Mrs Davies on Zoom this morning, you can now watch the recording by clicking the link below.

    Recording for Parent Workshop on 'Reading with 2-4 year olds'

    Slides for Parent Workshop on 'Reading with 2-4 year olds'

    This workshop aims to help parents understand early phonics and sound awareness, how to read letters and words and how to talk about books with your child.

  • Nursery Newsletter April 2021

    date posted: 23/04/21

    Please find attached the Nursery Newsletter for April: 

    Nursery Newsletter April 2021

  • Cracking new arrivals in Nursery!

    date posted: 22/03/21

    On Tuesday The Happy Chick Company delivered some eggs in an incubator to Nursery! We now have eight healthy happy chicks. The children were able to watch them hatch and have been loving watching them and talking to them. Next week we will be able to handle them gently and on Friday they will be taken back to free range farms in Norfolk. It has been very exciting and we feel very lucky to have them.

  • Nursery Newsletter March 2021

    date posted: 02/03/21

    Please find attached the Nursery Newsletter for March: 

    Nursery Newsletter March 2021

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 1 March

    date posted: 26/02/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for this coming week:

  • Supporting parents with home learning

    date posted: 24/02/21

    The local council has developed these resources to support parents with home schooling. The situation will change on 8 March when schools open and children start attending school.
    However, for the next couple of weeks and any future bubble closures / self-isolation periods, these resources might prove very useful to support parents offer structure to home learning and manage their own and their children's stress levels.

    Resources to support parents with home learning

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 22 Feb

    date posted: 12/02/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for the week we return from half term:

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 8 Feb

    date posted: 05/02/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for this coming week:

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 1 Feb

    date posted: 29/01/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for this coming week:

  • Nursery Access to LGFL, Bug Club and Busy Things

    date posted: 24/01/21

    Please find attached information regarding 2 new online resources which are available to nursery children. Your teachers will also post information about this on Tapestry. 

     

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 25 Jan

    date posted: 22/01/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for this coming week:

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 25 Jan

    2 yr old Nursery Home Learning w/c 25 Jan

  • Book Trust HomeTime

    date posted: 15/01/21

    The Booktrust have created a new hub called 'Book Trust Hometime'. It has daily updates with stories read by authors, videos, activities and drawalongs with illustrators. For more information please click below:

    Book Trust HomeTime

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 18 Jan

    date posted: 15/01/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for this coming week:

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 18 Jan

    2 yr old Nursery Home Learning w/c 18 Jan

    Please upload your child's work to Tapestry as soon as it is completed, on any day. This will help the teachers to comment and respond in a timely manner. Teachers will respond during working hours Monday-Friday.

    Remember here is a video which shows you how to see what home learning has been set by your teachers, how to upload your child's completed work and also how to write / reply to comments from your teacher.

    How to use Tapestry for Home Learning

    If you have any problems logging on to either Tapestry or Google Classroom, please email the school office at admin@burlingtoni.org.uk

  • How to use Tapestry / Google Classroom for Home Learning

    date posted: 12/01/21

    To help you with the home learning, we have created a short video to show you how to use Tapestry (if your child is in Nursery or Reception) or Google Classroom (if you child is in Year 1 or Year 2).  The video covers how to see what home learning has been set by your teachers, how to upload your child's completed work and also how to write / reply to comments from your teacher.

    How to use Tapestry for Home Learning

    How to use Google Classroom for Home Learning

    Here are a few important reminders:

    > If you have any problems logging on to either Tapestry or Google Classroom, please email the school office at admin@burlingtoni.org.uk
    > The school is asking you to please upload any work on the day it is completed - there is no need to wait till the end of the week before uploading.  The video shows you how to resubmit additional work for the following day. 
    > If your child is in Year 1 or Year 2, and you are using Google Classroom for your home learning, please ensure you upload your work to the 'week overview' folder / assignment.
  • Nursery place available

    date posted: 09/01/21

    We have 1 space available in our afternoon nursery. If you are looking or know somebody who is looking for a nursery place for their child, please contact the school office as soon as possible. This will be to start after lockdown when schools are open to all children again. 

  • Struggling to access Tapestry and Google Classroom?

    date posted: 09/01/21

    If you are finding it tricky to access Tapestry or Google Classroom, please contact the school office - admin@burlingtoni.org.uk

    There is a video and presentation on how to get started with Tapestry on our Useful Information page:

    Useful Information web page

    If you need printed packs of the home learning, please contact the school office and arrange a time to collect. Please also let us know if you need any resources such as writing pencils or colouring pencils.

    Year 1 & 2 - if you require a workbook with lined paper for children to complete their work in, please contact the school office. 

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 11 Jan

    date posted: 08/01/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for this coming week:

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 11 Jan

    2 yr old Nursery Home Learning w/c 11 Jan

    Please upload your child's work to Tapestry as soon as it is completed. This will help the teachers to comment and respond in a timely manner. Teachers will respond during working hours Monday-Friday.

  • Home Learning for Nursery w/c 5 Jan

    date posted: 04/01/21

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery for this week:

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 5 Jan

  • Nursery update on Autumn 2

    date posted: 18/12/20

    The Nursery team have been very impressed with how well the children have settled over the term. As a result they are making strong friendships, developing their wonderful little personalities and beginning to make progress in their learning. 

    As you know in Nursery we take inspiration from seasons, festivals and books. The children have enjoyed going ‘out and about ‘on Tuesdays to observe signs of Autumn. They love kicking through the fallen leaves in the Orchard!

    Our favourite book of the term has been ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. On our ‘out and about’ journeys we followed the route on the map made by the thieves in the book around the farm to find the animals. A great introduction to Geography!

    The children loved the book and are now experts at making animal noises. All the plants the children brought in last term have happily survived and this half term we have planted bulbs ready to appear in the Spring!

    We have found out about three different festivals this term. During Diwali, we made Diva candle holders out of clay and practised our pencil control making patterns on our hands. We learnt about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah and finally Christmas.

    Despite being in isolation for the time we should have been practising the songs for our Christmas concert the children sang beautifully and knew all the words and actions by the final performance! Thank you for helping them practise at home, and posting pictures on Tapestry of all the other activities you did with them when nursery sadly had to close because of Covid-19. We ended the year in fine style with a Christmas party and lots of dancing and games!

  • Nursery Newsletter December 2020

    date posted: 11/12/20

    Please find attached the Nursery Newsletter for December: 

    Nursery Newsletter December 2020

  • Nursery Newsletter November 2020

    date posted: 27/11/20

    Please find attached the Nursery Newsletter for November: 

    Nursery Newsletter November 2020

  • Home Learning for Children Isolating - Nursery

    date posted: 27/11/20

    If and when your child is unable to attend school during this COVID-19 pandemic, we have prepared a letter outlining the various resources you can use to support their home learning whilst they are at home, and well enough to do so.

    Nursery Home Learning Guide

    Our tiered approach to blended learning depending on the circumstances of isolation is outlined below.

    Blended Learning Tiered Approach

  • Nursery update on Autumn 1

    date posted: 05/11/20

    What an enjoyable and exciting half term we have had in Nursery! For most of our children, this has been their first experience of school and we are very proud of how well the children have settled into Nursery. It was lovely to meet parents in our Stay and Play sessions in September and get to know the children and their families. All the children now have their own board where they have displayed their family photos and pictures or things they are proud of.  We have been learning new routines and how to care for our beautiful Nursery. Key to this was when each child brought in their own plant to care for. We are now experts at watering plants! Outside our Nursery garden is blooming with new plants and the children have been watching our beans and lettuces grow and enjoying looking at, smelling and touching all the flowers and herbs. 

    We have gone book mad in Nursery, with baskets of books in all areas and we are pleased to see how much the children love and engage in stories. Many children have been taking books home to read and enjoy with their families. The children loved joining in with Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Jack and the Beanstalk as well as Monkey Puzzle to name a few. Thank you to parents for sending in food for the Harvest Festival. The children enjoyed learning and talking about different foods. We hope parents have enjoyed the photos and comments on Tapestry this term. We have really enjoyed seeing your responses and photos of what you have been up to out of school. 

  • Nursery Home Learning Guide

    date posted: 13/10/20

    We have made this guide to help you support your child if they are not able to attend Nursery.

    Nursery Home Learning Guide

  • Thank you for the plants

    date posted: 06/10/20

    Thank you to all the children who have brought a plant to Nursery. 

    This week we are reading Jack and the Beanstalk. This will help the children to learn how to look after and water their plants and observe the changes over time. 

    We'd also like to say a big thank you to Mr Bird, Mrs Brand and Mr Taylor who came in to help build the resources shed for nursery. 

  • Nursery October 2020 Newsletter

    date posted: 06/10/20
  • Nursery Playground

    date posted: 28/09/20

    Our Nursery playground has undergone a lovely makeover during the summer with lots of new plants for the children to look at and a little herb garden. We were also very excited today to receive our brand new outdoor kitchen which we know the children will love!

  • Welcome to our Nursery page

    date posted: 23/09/20

    Thank you

    The Nursery team wants to say a great big thank you to all our families for coming to see us for the ‘Stay and Play’ session and helping us to settle the children in. It has been lovely to see the children playing, making friends and learning their new routines. Thank you for remembering to come at the right time, wear a face mask and bring a change of clothes and water bottle for your child. Please remember to put names on everything that comes to Nursery!

    Tapestry

    Thank you for signing up for Tapestry. There is now a very helpful video on the school website to help you learn how to use it.

    Tapestry - how to access and use

    We are working hard to ensure that we have posted photos and videos of all the children as soon as possible and regularly after that. We love it when you send us comments and pictures back of your children.

    Learning

    Our main focus this half term is helping your child settle and enjoy Nursery. We are helping them explore, make friends, learn the routines and develop their listening and communication skills. Our themes throughout the year are based on the seasons, nature, festivals and books. This term we are learning about the signs of Autumn and celebrating the Harvest Festival. Our books will be Owl Babies, Goldilocks, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Handa’s Surprise.

    Family Photo

    Each child in our Nursery has their own special board to celebrate their learning. We would love it if you could send us a family photo to put on their board. About half a size of A4 paper or smaller would be great! Please print it out and bring one in or email it to admin@burlingtoni.org.uk


    Bring a Plant to School

    Over the summer we have been busy making the Nursery look amazing! We aim to make our Nursery as green as possible by growing lots of plants and using wooden and other natural materials.   If your child would like to bring in an indoor or outdoor plant to school to look after please do so! If it is an indoor plant, please can you ensure it has a pot that doesn’t leak.

    Can you help?

    We are looking for a handy person to come and help fix some small sheds together for Nursery. We have bought the kits and have one willing helper but he needs a hand!  It needs to be during the school day please. Please talk to a member of staff if you can help.

    Donations

    Do you have any good quality wooden toys or natural resources you would like to donate to Nursery? If anyone has a spare bird feeder, bird table or wind chimes they would be gratefully received.

    Books

    Stories are a very important part of your child’s life and learning. Your child is welcome to borrow a book from Nursery but because of  Covid-19 they can only be borrowed on a Monday and returned on a Friday. This is so they can be quarantined over the weekend. If you would like your child to borrow a book please bring in a Burlington Infant and Nursery School blue book bag on a Monday and we will help them choose a book. You can buy a Burlington Book bag from PMG Schoolwear. https://www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk/

    Dates

    Tuesday 20th October Harvest Festival - please bring in a tin or packet of food.

    Parents Consultations - currently we are planning the best way to hold these and will let you know the arrangements as soon as possible.

    Friday 16th October - ‘Wear it Pink’ Day

    Friday 23rd October - Last day of the school half term

  • Nursery Autumn Term Newsletter

    date posted: 23/09/20

    Please find attached the Nursery Autumn term newsletter. 

    Nursery Autumn 1 Term Newsletter

  • Tapestry - how to access and use

    date posted: 16/09/20

    At Burlington Infant and Nursery School, we use Tapestry to record the children's learning.  To help you learn how to set Tapestry up and use it, we've created a short video.

    Tapestry 'how to' video for parents

    To view the slides from the presentation, you can view them here:

    Tapestry 'how to' powerpoint presentation

    If you have any questions, please ask your class teacher or send an email to the school office on admin@burlingtoni.org.uk

  • School Gateway - DOWNLOAD NOW

    date posted: 06/09/20

    If you have not already downloaded the School Gateway App, please do this immediately. This is our communication and payment system for the school so it is really important that you have activated your account. We will use this system to send emergency text messages and all clubs, trips, Acorns, nursery fees etc can be paid using the app. If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask the school office.