Nursery News


Week beginning 29th October 

Dear Parents, 
We can’t believe how quickly this first half term has gone. We have had a great time settling in and doing lots of fantastic activities too!  

We would like to apologise for the issues we have had with tapestry recently. We are aware it is still not working and are in the process of sorting it out. Hopefully, it won’t be too long until it is back up and running.  

Please let us know during the first week of half term if your child needs any extra sessions in nursery. The deadline will be Friday 2nd November.  

Please ensure you have booked a time for parents evening. The signing up sheet will still be available before and after school. Mrs Hampshire will be carrying out parents meetings with the blue group on 6th November from 3.10-6.10pm. Miss Wright will be carrying out parents meetings with the green group on 7th November from 3.10-6.10pm.

Thankyou to those parents who have made their contribution of 50p per week to our piggy bank. This makes a huge difference to us! Next half term would be £4 if you would like to pay in one amount. 

After half term, we will be learning all about ‘Divali’. This is a fantastic celebration for the children to learn about and we have some amazing activities that surrounds it. We will be reading the story of 'Rama and Sita, making salt dough diva lamps, printing rangoli patterns, cutting and decorating lanterns, tasting Indian food and making barfi sweets. 

Over the holidays, please remember to work on independent skills with your child. We would love to see lots of children achieve this!  

We all hope you have a great October half term and see you all after the holidays.  

The Nursery Team 

Week beginning 15th October 


Dear Parents,  

This week we have enjoyed an Autumn walk. We found conkers, apples and lots of different coloured leaves. A reminder that we are making leaf sun catchers on Friday 12th October, so it would be great if your child could collect some leaves from their garden or on their own autumn walk. Thank you!  

Next week, we will focus upon the children developing their independence. We will be doing short activities to help the children tidy up and begin to dress themselves. We would love parents to be involved with this as much as possible. Please can you add to Tapestry something you would like to work on with your child by Wednesday 17th October.  Examples of this could be... 

I can put on my coat 

I can take off my shoes 

I can help to set the table at mealtimes 

Once your child has achieved this please let us know!  

Mrs Hampshire will be carrying out parents meetings with the blue group on 6th November from 3.10-6.10pm. Miss Wright will be carrying out parents meetings with the green group on 7th November from 3.10-6.10pm. This will be a short 10 minute chat about how your child is getting on in nursery and their targets for the upcoming term. We will have a signing up sheet outside at home time this week to book a time slot.  

Please let us know during the first week of half term if your child needs any extra sessions in nursery. The deadline will be Friday 2nd November.  

Please remember Nursery News is on a Monday and Wednesday and you can add photographs to your child’s Tapestry account.  

Unfortunately, we have to change our PE slots on a Tuesday and Thursday. PE will be on Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Please remember to send your child in shoes they can easily put on and take off. 

Thank you for your continued support, 

The Nursery Team 

Week beginning 8th October 

Dear Parents,  

We have had a fantastic week so far learning about our topic all about bears. Throughout the week, we will have learnt lots of different facts about them and have made some fabulous paintings. We have also been learning our ‘5 Bear’ song and creating our headwear for the Harvest Festival, which will take place on Thursday 18th October at 10am.  

A reminder that our ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’ will take place on Thursday 4th October, where the children will be invited to bring a teddy from home to bring with them.  

Next week, our topic is ‘autumn’. On Monday 8th October we will be looking at the changes that happen in autumn during our walk around the school grounds. Please could you make sure that your child has a pair of wellies in school on this day. We will also be collecting things from our walk that we can look at that show us we are in the autumn season. There are lots of fun craft activities planned surrounding this topic. This includes: leaf printing, making leaf people, painting hedgehogs and creating sun catchers. It would be great if the children could bring in leaves from their garden at home to use for our sun catchers on Friday 12th October. During our math activities we will be reciting numbers in a sequence by counting in different ways, for example singing, clapping and using instruments. 

Thank you to the parents that have already signed up to our parent rota. It is still displayed on our notice board so please still sign up for when you’re available.  

Thank you for your continued support, 

The Nursery Team 

Week beginning 1st October

Dear Parents, 

What a fabulous week so far! The children really enjoyed investigating the 'crime scene' we set up. Of course, Goldilocks was 'told off' for messing up the 3 bears house. We are working on re-telling the story, 'Goldilocks and the 3 bears' using props. It would benefit your child if you could read or tell this story at home. There are many variations of the story, but the main focus for us is the repeated refrains - "Who's been eating my porridge" etc. Our PE sessions will start on Thursday 27th Sept in the afternoon. We take half the class into the hall, then swap over. We ask the children to take off their shoes and socks. At the end, the children are expected to have a go at putting their socks and shoes back on. Please encourage your child to practise this at home. The more children that can do this by themselves, the longer PE session!

Next week, our topic is 'bears'. We will be looking at videos and photographs of real bears and talking about how they look, what they eat and where they sleep. We will talk about their special qualities and think about our own. We will paint a bear picture and bake biscuits. During our maths activities, the children will be learning the names of 2D shapes - circle, square, rectangle and triangle. If you spot any of these shapes at home, please share through Tapestry. 

On Thursday 4th October, the children are invited to bring a teddy bear from home into school. They will be going on a teddy bears' picnic. The children will go onto our field, during the morning, and enjoy their home (school) made bear biscuits and cookies! They will also have time to play on the climbing equipment. If the weather is bad, we have use of the hall on a Thursday afternoon. So it would be biscuits and PE! Please ensure our piggy bank is topped up with a contribution of 50p per week, so we can bake as many biscuits as possible, yum! 

We will display our 'Parent Rota' on our Notice Board. Please sign up for a date and add the time you are available e.g 9am-12pm or 12.30-3pm. It maybe that you can help out for an hour one morning, which would be fabulous! 


The Nursery Team




Week beginning 24th September

A BIG THANKYOU  to everyone who has contributed to our piggy bank! 

You will be able to see the children's fabulous self-portraits in class and photographs on our hall display. We will start short PE sessions in the hall on a Tuesday morning and a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child is wearing socks and shoes they can easily take off and put on by themselves. Please do not send your child in tights on these days. Black leggings / grey pants and socks is perfectly fine! 

Next week our topic is Goldilocks and the 3 Bears! We will be focusing upon retelling the story, using repeated refrains "Who's been eating my porridge". We will use a deep voice for Daddy bear, a high voice for Mummy bear and a squeaky voice for Baby bear. We will investigate the 'crime' scene, make wanted posters, sing the song, make bear masks, eat porridge and make bear bread! During our math activities we will be using the language big, medium and small. We will also sort toys into the correct groups. Your child will also write an invite to their bear asking them to join in a teddy bears picnic. 

Phew! We have a busy and fun week ahead. 

The children are thouroughly enjoying their lunchtimes too!

Please ensure you send a full set of spare clothes (including socks) to nursery. As you will have realised by now, we like to get mucky! 

Thankyou, The Nursery Team


Week beginning 17th September

Dear Parents, 

We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children this week! They have settled into our nursery routine very well. Next week we will open the gate at 8.50am to bring the children into class gradually. Please support the children in collecting their name cards, hanging up their coat and placing their water bottles at our drinking station. The packed lunch trolley is next to the entrance door. Once they are sat with a member of staff, a quick goodbye helps us get started with our day. Please be prompt arriving in the morning by 9am and also for collection times at 12pm or 3pm. 

We have a very exciting week planned next week. We will continue with our ‘All About Me’ topic. The children will paint a self-portrait and also make a pizza face to eat for their tea! 

We will also start ‘Nursery News’ on Monday and the children will have another opportunity to share news on a Wednesday afternoon. Please start adding photographs to Tapestry. 

Our class bear ‘Stitch’ will also come home with our ‘Star of the Week’, usually on a Friday. This is awarded to a child who has impressed us the most during the week. 

Thankyou to those parents who have made their contribution of 50p per week to our piggy bank. This will pay for baking ingredients and also for play dough. 

We are close to completing our new digging area; so please send a pair of wellies to keep in class. 

This will be the last call for your child’s ‘Hopes Leaf’, which will be displayed in the porch. 

Thankyou for your continued support. 

The Nursery Staff 

Monday 10th September

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Nursery! This week, we will be focusing on 'settling in'. We will show your child where to find their name card and peg. You will also know your child's group (either blue or green) and where they will sit in the morning for our register. Although, this sounds very formal, it isn't! We make our morning activities as fun and engaging as possible. Our register is very much a celebration of the children in our class and getting to know eachother. 
Our first topic is 'All About Me' as you will have noticed from our environment during the stay and play sessions. So, please start adding photographs onto Tapestry. Every child will recieve 'My First Day' observations too. If you have any difficulties logging on please do not hesitate to ask any member of staff. 
Please ensure you name EVERYTHING your child brings to school. They will need a change of clothes, a water bottle and wellies everyday. If your child is staying for lunch please send a named packed lunch bag or order through Lunch Shop. 

Please also inform us ASAP if you need to change your child's hours (by 17th September). We will keep any changes thereafter on a half termly basis, unless otherwise arranged. 

We look forward to another exciting year! 

The Nursery Staff

Curriculum Notes Autumn Term 2018
Nursery Timetable

Monday 3rd September 2018

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Unfortunately, there was a mis-type on our induction week paperwork. 


During the week beginning 10th September each child was offered 3 x 2 1/2hour sessions. The timings for the morning sessions are 9am-11.30am and for the afternoon sessions 12.30pm-3pm. The paperwork stated 1.30pm-3pm. I apologise for any inconvenience caused, but want to make sure each child can access 3 x 2 1/2 hour sessions. 


The stay and play sessions are Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September 9.45am - 11.15am or 1.15pm - 2.45pm.


Please do not hesitate to contact me via email if you have any questions.


My sincere apologies,


Mrs Hampshire.



In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.

Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.

To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.