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Home Learning Activities


Morning Nursery Stars!

I hope you are enjoying your home learning activities that I am setting each day.  I am certainly enjoying looking at all of your work on Tapestry.  Please remember to keep posting me pictures of the fantastic things that you have been doing at home with your families. 


Continue to be Superstars!


I miss you all


Take care


Mrs Lee :)


Home Learning Week 2
Home Learning Week 1

Welcome to Nursery Stars!


Mrs Lee is delighted to be teaching the Nursery Stars this year.  Miss Patel and Mrs Mohammed will also be helping us in Nursery.  Please remember that we are always here to help!  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.


Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Friday.  Children will need to come to Nursery in their pumps on this day.


  Home Learning Tasks



Nursery Sessions

Nursery starts at 8.45am.

Children must be collected at 11.45am.

Please line up at 11.40am outside the School gate.

Please be prompt.

Nursery Fund

We are very busy in Nursery baking, gardening and completing art and craft activities.  Please help us to enhance these opportunities for your child by bringing your £1 to nursery on Monday mornings.  Alternatively, the total amount for this half term is £6 if you would like to make a single payment.

Please note that our Nursery Fund also provides your child with a daily snack.  Please see our menu on the Nursery Notice Board.

Nursery Stars - Class Gallery

Spring 2




Our new topic this term is ‘To Infinity and Beyond’


This half term is all about Outer Space, Planets, the Solar System, the Moon and Stars!  We will be guiding the children through fact finding using non-fiction books and the internet as well as sharing any information they might already have.  We will be travelling into Space, asking questions such as ‘What is Space? What is it like out there? How could we get to Space?  Alongside this we will read a range of fiction stories, such as, Aliens love Underpants and Whatever Next. We are very excited that our role play area will transform into a space station! 


Please can you send in containers, bottles and tubes in preparation for making small rockets. Thank you.


Towards the end of the half term we will be teaching the children about Easter and its importance as a religious festival for Christians.  The children will have the opportunity to take part in Easter activities including Easter hunts, making cards and possibly a little Easter egg eating!!




Spring 1


Our topic this term is 'Waddling into Winter'



Literacy - We will be reading a range of stories that are related to winter and water. 

Throughout our activities we will be introducing some 'Write Dance' activities and continuing with our 'Dough Disco' sessions to help strengthen our fine motor control skills.


Maths - Our maths work will include forming numbers, recording numbers, counting and ordering numbers and shape arrangement.


Phonics - We will be creating our own patterns of sound and thinking about words that rhyme.


Topic work- The children will be exploring and observing ice and the heating and melting process.  The children will be given lots of opportunities to discuss the things that that they have observed.


Autumn 2



Our new topic this term is 'Down in the Woods!'


We will be reading a range of stories which will include Peace at Last, Little Red Riding Hood and We're Going on a Bear Hunt.  We will be talking about the characters, ordering the stories and acting out the events.



During Maths we will focus on counting, number recognition, shape and pattern work.  Please help your child by looking for numbers in the environment whilst out and about.  See if you can find any shapes and say their names.


Our topic work will include building dens, planning a picnic, baking activities and looking at animals and their habitats.

Autumn 1

This term we welcome all of our new children and their families to our Nursery alongside welcoming back some of our older children who will continue their journey with us.  We hope that you have enjoyed the summer break and that you're now looking forward to all the exciting things we have planned for the new school year.


This half term our topic is 'I am Special'. We will be learning how to make new friends whilst settling in to the Nursery routine. We will begin our topic by learning about our body parts and our senses and how we use them.

Please spend some time talking to your child about their senses and the different parts and functions of our amazing bodies.




Important Documents

Autumn 1 Bulletin 2019-20

Autumn 2 Bulletin

Spring 1 Bulletin

Spring 2 Bulletin

Curriculum Overview 2019-20 Cycle 2

Stay and Play Sessions

The Stay and Play sessions have now restarted.  The activities are aimed at children aged 2 and 3 years of age and take place in our Nursery.  Please see the school office or a member of staff for further details. 

Nursery News

We are always working very hard in Nursery to ensure that your child gets the very best start. You will receive a School Newsletter each week and a  Nursery Newsletter every half term to keep you informed on our Half Termly Topics, Wow Events, Achievements, and 'At Home' practical activities to support your child's learning at home. This information can also be obtained from our Nursery Notice Board and right here on our class page. 



In the Early Years Foundation Stage we use a piece of software/app called Tapestry. It allows us to take photos/videos of your child, link them to the age bands that they are working in and then share this with you via email. This software/app will also enable parents/carers to send photos/videos to Mrs Lee and the Nursery team which we can share with your child throughout the morning.  More information will be provided over the next few weeks.


Websites to explore!