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Autumn Term 1

Welcome back!!!

We have had an excellent start to the new school year.  It has been lovely to see the Nursery children return and listen to their news about what they have been up to over the summer.  Welcome to all our new children who have started over the last few weeks they have all settled in very well!

The topic this half term will be ‘Magical Me’.  We will be learning about ourselves, our families, our bodies and our senses.  So far children have shown a particular interest in their bodies and skeletons.  Next we will be talking about our families and using our senses to explore the world around us.

We will continue with our focus upon ‘Communication and Language’ and ‘Personal, Social and Emotional’ skills. This will be further enhanced by our Come and See, Phonics and Maths sessions. We also have nurture and talk boost groups which will help to develop our speech and language skills.

Our continuous provision supports us in developing all our skills, as weekly enhancements are changed to match the topic and ultimately to accommodate the interests and needs of our learners.

In Come and See the topic is ‘Myself’ and the children will be talking about how they are precious to God and that he knows each of us by our name.

Nursery Information


Mrs Bird – Morning Nursery Teacher

Mrs Sisk – Afternoon Nursery Teacher
Mrs Holt – Nursery Teaching Assistant
Miss Catterall – Nursery Teaching Assistant – lunchtime
Mrs Nightingale – Nursery Teaching Assistant – lunchtime

Session times

Morning Nursery 8.30 – 11.30am
Afternoon Nursery 12.30- 3.30pm

30 Hour Provision

8.30am – 3.30pm

If you have a code for thirty hours or would like further information regarding 30 hours provision please discusses this with a member of staff as soon as possible.

Picking up and Dropping off

Please ensure that Nursery Staff are informed if someone different will be picking your child up from Nursery.


Children can have a hot dinner which costs £2.10 per day – this can be purchased using Parent Pay. Please ask at the school office for further Information.


Children can bring a healthy packed lunch to school. Please place your child’s packed lunch on the trolley each morning.


We wear a purple school jogging suit, with a yellow polo shirt and velcro shoes/trainers .

This uniform is designed to encourage the children to dress themselves independently. It is also specifically designed as we play in the outdoor classroom each day. Your child will need a waterproof coat with a hood.

Please ensure that all of your child’s items of clothing are marked clearly with their name, but we do not advise parents to get full names printed on the back of sweatshirts.

Children can wear more formalised uniform of school slip and polo shirt or school shorts and polo shirt but we ask that children have sensible school shoes (not sandals or trainers).


PE day is FRIDAY children will need black pumps in a drawstring bag and can wear their nursery tracksuit.

Online Learning Journal

We use Tapestry, a secure online learning journal to record your child’s progress and learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. When your child starts school we will send you log in details and you can change your password.

We also encourage parents to share their home learning stories using tapestry. You can upload photographs and videos of exciting learning experiences and we will share them in class on our interactive whiteboard.

If you need any support please contact a member of the EYFS team.

Home Reading Books

Children will bring home a reading book on a FRIDAY to be returned on a WEDNESDAY.  Please make a comment and encourage your child to draw a picture to be shared.


Costs £1 per week – please send this to school each Monday. At the beginning of each term (three times a year) we ask for an extra 50p as a contribution to pay for your child’s milk.

Useful Website to use at home

Loose Parts

We need your Help!!!         Clear out After Christmas!!!!         Help us to recycle you beautiful items.

What Are Loose Parts?

In early childhood education settings, loose parts mean alluring, beautiful, found objects and materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change while they play. Children can carry, combine, redesign, line up, take apart, and put loose parts back together in almost endless ways. The materials come with no specific set of directions, and they can be used alone or combined with other materials. Children can turn them into whatever they desire: a stone can become a character in a story; an acorn can become an ingredient in an imaginary soup. These objects invite conversations and interactions, and they encourage collaboration and cooperation. Put another way, loose parts promote social competence because they support creativity and innovation. All of these are highly valued skills in adult life today.

We are using loose parts in our Early Years classrooms and wondered if you had any items to donate

Here is a list of items that we are looking for at the moment

  • Gift boxes with lids
  • Wooden curtain rings
  • Shells and pebbles
  • Conkers
  • Dividing trays
  • Wooden trays, wooden bowls or wooden dividers
  • Buttons
  • Solid bangles or costume jewellery
  • Metal tea set, milk jug, tea pot, sugar bowls etc
  • Gift boxes with lids
  • Electrical cable reels
  • Material
  • Cardboard tubes from kitchen rolls, wrapping  paper  or carpets _ we cannot use toilet rolls.

All items will be shared in Nursery and Reception and used by all EYFS children. Please speak to a member of staff if you think that you can help us!

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