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Welcome to our Nursery


Our Early Years team would like to welcome all new parents/carers and children.


Early Years Lead Teacher

Mrs N Awan

Nursery Leads

Miss J Hession & Miss E Laine


Support staff

Miss E Davies


Nursery session times


Morning Nursery 8.45 - 11.45am

Afternoon Nursery 12.15 - 3.15pm

Children who stay all day 8.45am - 3.15pm


EYFS Lunch is 11.30am-12.30pm. 

Nursery children can bring a packed lunch from home or order a hot school lunch. Please see our Early Years Information section on this website or contact the school office for more information.

Extra sessions are £12 per session or you may be eligible for funding for up to 30 hours - please enquire at the school office.  


Please ensure that you check all messages on the Marvellous Me app as these are often sent directly from Mrs Awan and contain important information and reminders. If you are unsure of how to download the app or activate your personal MME account, please email the school office so we can give you an activation code.


When you come to school, please remember to bring:

  • your smile
  • a named bottle of water that can be taken home to be cleaned and refilled every day 
  • your coat (on colder days)
  • a packed lunch if you choose to have one 


Our week at Nursery usually includes...


key groups and topic information (direct teaching) to support and develop our understanding and learning


exploring our continuous provision both indoors and outdoors, including a range of context-based, multisensory,  vibrant and engaging activities (child initiated, independent learning)


getting creative with a range of mark making and craft activities using lots of different resources


'finger gym' and PE sessions in the hall or outdoors using a range of equipment to develop our strength, balance and ability


story, rhyme, music & movement sessions using props and resources to support our imaginative play and communication skills


and lots of interactive exploring with friends in Nursery and Reception! 


Spring Term 1

Please feel free to email any experiences/photos you have with your child to or directly to Mrs Awan on 


If you have any queries, concerns or if you are not receiving emails please call the school office and let us know.


Topic - 

This half term we are exploring the theme fairytales as we look at familiar traditional rhymes and fairy tales to support and extend your child’s vocabulary.

Children will develop their awareness of how stories are created and extend their vocabulary as we engage in lots of role play, retelling stories using puppets or props and even making up our own stories using our indoor and outdoor environments.

Towards the end of the half term, we will also broaden our awareness of the world as we learn about Chinese New Year and Valentines Day. We are also planning to have a Royal Ball where Nursery & Reception can dress up in their royal party wear for a day of fun, but this will be confirmed closer to the time in case of social distancing restrictions. 


Maths - We will develop our thinking about numbers and shapes as we explore activities and experiences linked to counting, matching, recognising numbers, sorting, early addition, pattern, and language linked to size, weight and measuring.


Our focus activities this half term are...

  • counting objects and matching these to numicon and number cards
  • continuing to develop our number recognition
  • exploring number bonds - different ways to make 5 using objects, our fingers and number frames

Maths is included in various forms in all our role play areas and also as children explore other resources such as construction toys. 


All Nursery children explore 'communication and language' activities (phase one phonics) every day, which support the development of their listening skills and ability to differentiate between different sounds, their focussed attention and their confidence and vocabulary when asking questions or sharing their own stories and opinions.



We link all our learning to key stories which help to develop ideas linked to the themes we are exploring. This half term, some of our focus stories are...

Jack & the Beanstalk                   Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Gingerbread Man                 Rapunzel

Little Red Riding Hood               Aladdin

The Three Little Pigs                   Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty…

and more!



Early reading skills focus on how children can listen attentively, showing they understand the meaning of the text and how they recall and retell parts of the story in their own words.


We also use puppets and story props (such as costumes, character blocks and objects from the story) to support your child's imaginative play as they recall and extend the language they have heard.