Nursery

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

  • Register with your local Children’s Centre

    date posted: 15/07/20

    Please click below to register with your local children’s centre which offers lots of different services to families plus activities for the under 5’s. 

    Children's Centre Registration Form

  • Tapestry Download

    date posted: 13/07/20

    Dear Parents / Carers, 

    Please find attached a letter with instructions on how to download your child's learning journey from Tapestry.

    Nursery Tapestry Instructions Letter

    Thank you.

  • Lockdown Survey

    date posted: 13/07/20

    Dear Parents / Carers

    Please click on the link below to go to our Lockdown Survey.  Please complete the form with your child and respond by 4th September 2020.

    Lockdown Survey for Children

    Many thanks.

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 13 July

    date posted: 10/07/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 13 July (Summer 2 term week 7).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 13 July

    Summer Bucket List

  • Reopening in Sept 2020 - Important Information - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 10/07/20

    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    Please see below for an important letter regarding our plans for reopening in September 2020.  There is also the menu for lunches that will be used for at least the first 2 weeks of term - you can read more about this in the letter.

    Reopening Sept 2020 - Letter to Parents

    Lunch Menu for First 2 Weeks of Term

    The letter also refers to specific times for dropping off and picking up children, by year group.  Please click below for this timetable:

    Drop off and Pick up Timetable - Sept 2020

    Thank you.

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 6 July

    date posted: 03/07/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 6 July (Summer 2 term week 6).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 6 July

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 29 June

    date posted: 26/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 29 June (Summer 2 term week 5).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 29 June

  • Transition Dates - Important Information - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 24/06/20

    Dear Parents/Carers

    Please find attached a letter regarding dates for your child's transition into the next school year. There is also a short survey which we will need all Reception and Year 1 parents whose children are not currently attending school to complete. Click on the relevant links in the letter. Please complete by Friday 26th June.

    Transition Dates Letter to Parents

    Thank you.

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 22 June

    date posted: 19/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 22 June (Summer 2 term week 4).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 22 June

  • New Nursery Parents and New Reception Parents Evenings Cancelled

    date posted: 18/06/20

    In line with government guidelines on social distancing, the Nursery Parents' Evening on Wednesday 24 June and the Reception Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 1 July have been cancelled.

    We appreciate that this is a valuable and important part of your introduction to the school.  In order to share the information we would normally present at this meeting, and answer some of your questions, we will be providing a virtual welcome and tour of the school.  This will be emailed to you, and will also be available on the school website.

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 15 June

    date posted: 12/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 15 June (Summer 2 term week 3).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 15 June

  • For Children Returning to School

    date posted: 08/06/20

    For families with children back or soon to return to school, here is a lovely child-friendly way of explaining what 'bubbles' mean and a reminder of how the school experience will be for them.

    Coming Back to School in a Bubble

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 8 June

    date posted: 06/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 8 June (Summer 2 term week 2).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 8 June

    Nursery Summer 2 Term Planning

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 1 June

    date posted: 29/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 1 June (Summer 2 term week 1).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 1 June

  • Returning to School - Video on what to expect

    date posted: 29/05/20

    The school is re-opening on Tuesday 2 June with a phased return of children in Year 1, Reception and Nursery.  Those Year 1 children who have accepted a place for 2 days a week will have already received more information from the school office regarding their return from 2 June: class allocation, start / end times and what to bring.  Following a satisfactory risk assessment review at the end of the first week, we hope to welcome back Reception children from week commencing Monday 8 June.  Those children in Reception will receive more information in the coming few days.

    We have prepared a video that shows you how the school will look when children return.  For those of you with children returning as part of this phased return, please share this video with your child to help them prepare for the changes.

    Return to School Video June 2020

    Return to School Video - additional information for Nursery

  • Story time

    date posted: 24/05/20

    We hope you have enjoyed your teachers reading stories to you on Tapestry and Google Classroom. If you would like to hear more, Storytime Storytime is a great YouTube Channel where you can hear lots of children's stories being read. Helpful if you have run out of books to read at home. 

    Storytime Storytime

  • We Miss You All!

    date posted: 23/05/20

    Wishing you all a lovely half term break next week. Have lots of fun with your families and don't forget to keep safe and look after each other.

    Our lovely staff have put together a little video message for the children. Please check your Google Classroom or Tapestry account to watch the video. 

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 18 May

    date posted: 15/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 18 May (Summer term week 5).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 18 May

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 11 May

    date posted: 08/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 11 May (Summer term week 4).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 11 May

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 4 May

    date posted: 01/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 4 May (Summer term week 3).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 4 May

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 27 April

    date posted: 24/04/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this coming week, w/c 27 April (Summer term week 2).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 27 April

    Magic Beans

  • Don Rae's Online Mini-Series

    date posted: 21/04/20

    Some of you will know Don Rae from our 'Wake Up Shake Up' sessions during Around the World Week - he's also popular at local birthday parties!  During the schools closure, Don Rae is streaming a fun home-made mini TV show for young children up to age 5 years.  Tune in to BEANIEBOPS: RISE AND SHINE, an online series created by Don Rae himself, streaming every Tuesday morning at 8am on his YouTube channel.

    BeanieBops: Rise and Shine YouTube link

    This week's theme is TEDDY BEARS so grab your Teddy snd join in the dances and games!

    Please help spread the word and subscribe for free to his YouTube channel: Don Rae Academy.

  • Nursery Home Learning w/c 20 April

    date posted: 20/04/20

    Please find attached home learning for Nursery children for this week, w/c 20 April (Summer term week 1).

    Nursery Home Learning w/c 20 April

    Medium Term Planning - Summer 1 Term: Growing

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Number Formation 1-10

    Cloud

    Castle

  • Nursery Home Learning - Easter Holidays

    date posted: 04/04/20

    Please find attached some home learning ideas for the Easter holidays. These are fun and creative activities the children might like to enjoy. 

     
  • Active Learn Login for Reading and Comprehension

    date posted: 01/04/20

    Please find attached information about how to log in to Active Learn. We will be using this to allocate reading books for your child. 

    Active Learn Information for EYFS Parents

     
  • Tapestry Log In

    date posted: 30/03/20

    If you have not already activated your Tapestry account please email the school office as soon as possible to confirm your email address. Your teacher will then set up your account. The teachers will be using Tapestry for home learning so it is really important that you are able to log in to your account. 

     
  • Nursery Home Learning Week 2

    date posted: 28/03/20

    Please find below links to NEW home learning documents:

    Nursery Home Learning Week 2

    2D Shapes

    Check List

    I Spy

     

  • Letter Join - A Resource for Practising Handwriting

    date posted: 26/03/20

    We have organised for all parents to have access to Letter-Join. This is a website we use at school for teaching handwriting. It is for all year groups including nursery. 

    Please find full instructions of how to use the website here:

    Letter-Join Instructions 

    The teachers are in the process of loading tasks for the children to complete but in the meantime you can use the free play section. 

  • Home Learning for Nursery

    date posted: 19/03/20

    As the school will be closed until further notice, we have put together an information pack for home learning below:

    Home Learning for Nursery

    Here are a few other websites that have great simple ideas for home learning - perfect for Nursery children!

    Hungry Little Minds has home learning ideas for 0 to 5 year olds.  Hungry Little Minds

    Love My Books has ideas and activities for reading at home.  There are also sections on the main website for children with fascinations such as dinosaurs, animals, heroes, villains, space, toys, scary, going places, special times, our world and ourselves.  Check out the 'Make and Do' section, and also the pages for 'Books for 0-3 years' and 'Books for 3-5 years' under the 'Age Groups' section.  Love My Books

  • Reading Comprehension Workshop - Friday 13 March

    date posted: 13/03/20

    Thank you to everyone who attended the reading comprehension workshop on Friday 13 March. We hope you found it useful. Please find below links to the presentation and handouts. 

    Reading Comprehension Presentation

    Early Years Simple Bookmark

    Early Years Bookmark with Questions

    Year 1 Bookmark with Questions

    Year 2 Bookmark with Questions

  • March 2020

    date posted: 10/03/20

    The children were highly engaged in the book 'A Mouse Called Julian' by Joe Todd-Stanton which kept the children mesmerised all week with the highs and lows of Julian's adventures. They enjoyed discussing the characters, predicting the ending and acting out the story with friends. We also compared this story to 'The Gingerbread Man' and discussed whether we could really trust the fox. 

    We had some special visitors from the Junior school for Book Week. Year 3 buddied up with the Nursery children to share a book. They also donated their story books to the children so that they can continue to enjoy them.

    Book Week ended with a fantastic dress up day. Thank you so much to parents for putting  a huge effort into the children's amazing costumes. This half term we are learning about fairy tales and traditional stories and we are looking forward to learning about the signs of Spring.

  • January 2020

    date posted: 21/01/20

    Happy New Year to all the nursery parents and their families! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. We have enjoyed looking on Tapestry and seeing how busy you have all been in the holidays. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to watch our Christmas concerts. We were all so proud of the children as they sang in front of such a large audience!

    Last term we started our ‘Family Music’ group. A big thank you to all the parents who attended these sessions. The children had so much fun singing with their grown-ups and we hope you have continued to practise these songs at home. Singing is benefical to children’s speech and language development at this crucial age. We will shortly be inviting the next set of parents to take part in this experience this half term.

    Last Friday it was great to see so many parents participating in activities in the Nursery with their children on Science day. The children were excited to share their learning with their parents both indoors and outdoors. Here are some of the activities that the children explored:

    - Planting potatoes outside

    - Floating and sinking in the water tray

    - Discovering sea life in the ‘Gelli Baff’

    - Searching for bugs in the compost

    - Mixing colours with pipettes and food colouring

    - Investigating magnetic and non-magnetic materials

  • First few weeks in Nursery

    date posted: 15/10/19

    We have had a fantastic start to the half term. We have loved meeting and getting to know the new children and their families. We are learning about the children's interests and watching them make new friendships. They have been exploring inside and outside and have particularly enjoyed blowing bubbles outside, digging in the mud pit and conquering fears by climbing the wall.  We are very proud that many children are now taking themselves to the toilet independently and learning self-care skills such as washing hands and putting on coats.

    It would be really helpful to support their learning at home by using the 'tip and flip' method to put their coats on (see pictures below), and encouraging them to independently blow their own nose. Our focus this year is to promote language development so a great way to do this is to ask your child what they have been learning at school and please share this conversation on Tapestry. We are very excited for next half term, when we will be preparing for our Christmas concert and starting 'out and about' outdoor learning sessions as well as starting Friday reading mornings.

     

  • Welcome to Nursery

    date posted: 01/10/19

    Welcome to all children starting Nursery this September.  Below is a presentation for parents to introduce Tapestry - our online learning journey tool.

    Introduction to Tapestry