Hello parents and carers old and new. We have been very busy in nursery so far this year. We have been sorting resources and equipment to work in our downsized classroom, we have been spending time ensuring our children who now stay all day are happy and we have welcomed lots of new children and families into our setting. Also along with the reception team we have been putting our time into getting our brand new outdoor area ready for the children to explore.

This school year welcomes two teachers to work with your child throughout their nursery journey. Mrs Wilmshurst joins us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Dawson will be with us Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays. We also have three key workers to share your child’s experience. Mrs Smart who works every morning session, Mrs Sturgess who works every afternoon session and Miss Lear who works both the afternoon and morning sessions. Mr Smith joins us some days and Mrs Cribbes joins us for an hour on Wednesday afternoons.

Thank you to everyone who returned their postcards with holiday news. We loved hearing what the children had been up to and the children really enjoyed sharing their experiences.

In nursery this half term we are focusing on ‘ourselves.’ The children have enjoyed drawing around their friends and naming all the body parts. They have enjoyed exploring our medical centre role play, making their friends and the babies feel better and fixing broken bones.


We have also been talking about our senses and going on walks in and around the school grounds using our ears to see what we could hear. We have also discussed our families, who lives in our homes and what type of homes we all live in.


We will be holding a very informal parents evening next week. A chance for you to drop in, have a look around nursery and have a quick chat with the nursery teacher about your child. Mrs Wilmshurst will be in nursery 3:45pm until 5:00pm on Tuesday 10th October and Mrs Dawson will be in nursery 3:45pm until 5:00pm on Wednesday 11th October.

Thank you the nursery team



School fair

Thank you to everyone who came to support us at the school fair on Saturday. We managed to raise £36.50 on our stall.

Well done to Tygii in 3C who guessed the teddy bear’s name, Bella. Also well done to Libby in 1T who guessed that there were 1501 Smarties in the jar which was just 27 away from the correct amount of 1528.

We’re going on a bear hunt

This week in nursery we have been reading the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt.’ The children have enjoyed building bear caves in the construction area, counting how many fish we can find in the ‘deep cold river’ (water tray), going on bear hunts outside in the outdoor area and exploring different textures from the story and making marks to represent the ‘swishy swashy grass’ etc. On the maths table the children have been sorting bears into size order and counting how many bears in each group.

We have been focusing on the number 9 during our carpet sessions. Recognising the number, forming the number and adding two groups of objects together to equal 9. Our letter of the week has been P. The children have been finding objects that begin with the ‘p’ sound and forming the letter “down the plait and over the pirates face.”

All the children did a fantastic job at our mile walk on Monday. The year 6 children very kindly helped us to do our walking.


Thank you very much for your kind donations for our school fair. Mrs Sturgess has been busy counting all the smarties ready for you to guess how many for a chance to win them all. Please join us tomorrow, Saturday 24th June 12-3pm 🙂

Sports Day

A big well done to all the children for a fantastic nursery sports day, we are very proud of you all. Thank you to all the parents/carers/grand parents who came along and supported us, we hope you enjoyed watching.




Sun Safety week

This week in nursery we have been discussing the sun and how we keep safe in the sun. We have watched video clips about sun safety and outside we have talked about wearing sun hats and sun cream and how keeping in the shade is a sensible choice.

We have been reading Super worm at carpet times. The children have enjoyed joining in with repeated parts of the story and making up actions to do to them. We have been practicing our cutting skills by cutting along spiral templates to create long wiggly worms. Outside the children have enjoyed drawing super worm on the floor and deciding whose is the longest or shortest.


We have been measuring things this week. In the sand we have been digging for pieces of string and putting them in length order. At the number table we have been using blocks to measure how tall flowers are and then writing the number of blocks we have used. The children have been practicing forming the letter ‘i’ this week, we have played games on the interactive board and used our fingers to form the letter in the sensory sand.


Reminder: Nursery sports day will be on Thursday 8th June.

Morning 10:45am       Afternoon 2:30pm

You are welcome to come and watch your child, if you have any questions please ask a member of the nursery team.

Our nursery outdoor area gets very hot on sunny days. Please apply sun cream to your child before nursery and send a sun hat with their name in. Thank you.

Have a lovely half term break and we will see you back at nursery on Monday 5th June.

The nursery team