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A warm welcome to our friends of Nursery P to our class page, where we will be sharing all of the fantastic things we have been learning in school.  


Miss Partington

Miss Harrison & Miss Cuffwright

Mrs Longshaw & Miss Clough


Our Nursery day is a busy one, filled to support the children in all areas of our early years curriculum. 


The weekly home learning support activities also play an important role in ensuring your child has the best start to their school life. If your need any guidance or support with this, a member of our Nursery team would be delighted to help!





This term, the children have continued to build on their understanding of number from 0-10. The children access daily counting sessions, along with Maths lessons throughout the week. The children have then been applying their knowledge of the counting principles to the exciting challenges on offer during continuous provision. Take a look at us in action below. 


Mental & Oral Key Skills 


Our KUW focus this week has been colour. We have been exploring the different ways in which we can use and mix colours. The children were excited to explore mixing different colours, and even made predictions of what would happen when we mixed the primary colours blue, yellow and red. We had great fun carrying out our mini experiments, and it's been lovely to see the children continue to use their new knowledge of colour mixing in their creative work. 




Our Little Visitors

The children arrived in school on Monday to find that 9 baby chicks had pipped their way out of their shells and hatched. We loved learning about the hen life cycle and how to care for our new additions to EYFS. We spent some time gently caring for our new little friends, before Farmer David arrived to return them to the farm.

Chick Hatching Time Lapse Video



The children loved celebrating chinese new year, where we learnt all about the important traditions surrounding this festival. We learnt that people celebrate with gifts, fireworks &  lion & dragon dances. People also dress in special clothes & eat celebration food. We talked about how this year is the 'Year of the Ox'. The children were keen to learn about how the oxen are strong animals who have special jobs on farms. 


We enjoyed celebrating by tasting lots of traditional chinese food & listening to music!




Our topic this Spring term is traditional tales. The children have been very excited bringing these familiar stories to life in the classroom, especially in our new Storyteller's cottage! The children have LOVED retelling their favourite stories whilst the adults scribed for them, they have even begun to tell their own stories. See if your children can orally retell one of the stories below. 


Reindeer Pokey

Little Snowflake

Lights on the Tree

Jingle Bells

10 Little Elves

Making Gingerbread Men

Well done to our Christmas hamper winner!

Making Hot Chocolate Reindeers


Below is the home learning map for your child this week.

The learning map has lots of activities that can be completed using the interactive videos below and everyday objects from around the house.


If you have any questions regarding your child's home learning or would like to share any pictures and videos, please send an email to

Our text this week is 

'We're going on a Bear Hunt'

Language - Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

Maths - Five Little Ducks

Maths -1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive

Maths - Five Currant Buns In A Baker's Shop

I can sing a rainbow

The children have settled well into their new classroom, where they have spent their first few weeks of full time exploring their new learning environment & building relationships with the other children and staff. You may have already begun to see some changes in your little one’s independence; we certainly have as they are beginning to understand the expectations of the school day. Below are some of the things we have been working on to help us with our self care, please also support your child in doing these independently at home. 


- Looking after myself on the toilet;

- taking off and putting on loose clothing;

- putting wellies on;

- Using a knife, fork and a spoon when eating;

- Blowing my own n