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Our Autumn 1 letter for nursery

Welcome to Nursery

Still image for this video
This is a short clip of nursery life . It is especially for our new nursery children joining us in September .
We are looking forward to meeting you all !

Some ideas for home learning

This week we have been talking about how special we are and how much God loves us .
We know a special song 
You have called us by our name 
Listen to the song 
Say thank you to God for making you !

We have shared Guess how much I love  you.

We have sang If a were a butterfly 
Why don’t you listen to it here

Can your child decorate their name ?
They may wish to add Autumn leaves to their name !
Father you are with me
You call me by my name
I am precious in your eyes and you love me
Thank you Father 

Please say this prayer with your child .
Talk about why you chose their name !
Does their name have a special meaning ?
God says
I have called you by your name you belong to me !
We are all known to God by our name 
“You know me Lord so very well “

For the month of October . Why don’t you make rosary beads at home out of Autumnal Materials ?




Our nursery day is always filled with lots of joy. Every day is different just as every child is different. We have such fun as a staff and really enjoy the company of our nursery children. They always make each day unique ! We are proud to work as a team with the Reception staff and children too.

We do have some special routines which we follow in nursery.

Usually on arrival the children self- register.

They find their name and hang it on the tree. They can then go off and explore the nursery environment. They can see if there are any enhancements which they may like to visit later or they may just have a play with a familiar area of learning in the continuous provision.

We then shake the tambourine and have a special song which tells the children to come on the carpet. At this point we say our prayers and choose a child as prayer leader. We give out jobs for the day such as prayer leader, line leader, chief tidier, tambourine shaker and snack helper. We often sing a weather song and choose a child as a weather reporter. We sing a special hello song for the register.

We may then share a story, incorporate some Write dance moves to develop our gross motor skills.

We then go to activities where the children access areas of continuous provision both indoor and outdoor.

At the end of this session we have our tidy up song which at the moment is from Enchanted. It is called A Happy Working Song. We come on to the carpet and enjoy a dough disco session to develop our fine motor skills.

Go, go, go to the dough disco.

We then wash our hands and have our special snack time in a circle. This gives us the opportunity to chat with friends and share news/stories. Staff often share stories from home too. Mrs Dawson sometimes shares stories about her cheeky Springer Spaniels Charlie and Buzz.  It is good for the children to hear staff talking and modelling language.

We then have a short session of physical play and the children often can see their siblings playing out and say hello.

We then have a very short session on the carpet where we may sing number songs and again we then go to choosing.

At the end of the morning the full time children get ready for lunchtime.

The part time children enjoy a fun phonics session singing songs and playing games to develop their awareness of letters and sounds from phase one. Then the part time children are picked up at 12.00.

After lunch the full timers usually enjoy their special phonics session. During the week we incorporate our  Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design into our continuous provision or as a special focus.

We have special sessions during morning sessions where we focus on our Religious Education Programme which is called Come and See.  We also have collective worship each day . The children share prayers and songs together either in class or in assemblies.

We usually have a big session outside at the end of the day  where we are responsible for helping to put all the outdoor equipment away.

We then come inside for some circle time games, stories and songs.

At home-time we collect our bags and coats. We are encouraged to put them on ourselves. We then get any picture or notes from our tray.

We are often quite tired at the end of the day because nursery is so busy and active.

We say our special end of the day prayer and our going home song.



In our nursery we are very lucky to have two teachers working with us.

Mrs Dawson works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Mrs Britner works with us on Thursdays and Fridays.


Miss Goddard is our teaching assistant and she works with nursery all week.


Miss Waldron covers PPA sessions for both teachers.



New Parents Powepoint for Nursery

Staying Safe in Nursery Coronavirus

Home learning ideas

Home learning

Some home learning

Peg names

Our Nursery Staff are Mrs Britner , Mrs Dawson and Miss Goddard

Mrs Britner
Mrs Dawson
Miss Goddard

Planning ideas

Lots of wonderful home learning ideas

Just dance digit dancing

Happy Earth Day

Queen ‘s birthday and St George’s Day

Kitchen learning

Lady bird ideas

Sometimes it is good to go with ideas from your child’s favourite tv programmes. Here are some ideas for PJ Masks Paddington and Paw Patrol As with all our activities in this home school learning situation we are just offering ideas and suggestions There are no expectations! Take care

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar Some ideas for Day 12

Caterpillar capers Activities for home school learning Day 11

Week four learning ideas from Tapestry

Water play ideas

Maths ideas

Arty ideas

Some learning ideas going into week 4

Week three home learning some suggestions if you wish to use them .

Some more learning activities to help you at home

Make a nest I used to love this as a child

Day 7 some suggested activities

Find interesting ways to make an Easter cross

Make an Easter Garden

Make an Easter hat

We’re going on a bear hunt ideas Day 7

Don’t worry little bear a story about Coronavirus

Week Two Day 6 some activity ideas

Day Five Activities

Week Two ideas

Day four activities


   Day 2 Ideas for activities


Share Noisy Farm by Rod Campbell
This can be easily found by searching World Book Day Noisy Farm
Then play Little Red Tractor
Search on You Tube Curly Cath Little Red Tractor Song

Pretend to be the Red Tractor
Collect items in your house such as soft toy farm animals or food items with some help from your family

Sort items into categories
Count items
Combine sets eg cereal boxes and tins
How many altogether ?

Go on espresso again

Find foundation stage section Maths and do some of the counting activities on there.

Be the Red Tractor outside  gardening or doing physical exercise in your garden !!!!

Can you draw the red tractor with chalks or paint ?

Upload your photos to tapestry
Have fun
Keep in touch


Please log into tapestry for some ideas for your child's learning.  You can upload photographs and commentary and we will respond where we are able. Please remember that we are also involved as Key Workers and will be at school working with the children of key workers etc.

Here are some useful sites for you and your children to look at during school closure.



This is an excellent resource for your child's learning.  Please go onto the section which says F this stands for Foundation Stage.   The children know lots of the resources such as Rat a Tat tat on the Communication and Language section.  These contain fun stories and video clips. There are so many wonderful materials that you can use here and follow your child's interests. If you want Spring resources type this in and find the Foundation Stage materials.  However if your child is motivated by different themes or topics use the search engine on espresso to find more.


Log onto :






100 things to do indoors- some fun ideas for quality learning in Early Years and beyond

Scolastic Materials are also available for early years.

Home help

More App fun

Letter from Nursery about school closure and ideas for learning

Ideas for activities Week One of Closure



You don't have to do this 

These are only some suggestions .


Welcome to our first on line session ,

I thought as it was the first day of Spring at the weekend it would be nice to share some clips and stories. 

If we use espresso on line learning 

Log into






Then click on the discovery education icon

Then click on foundation page 

Then click on Sing and Pretend Arts 

Then click on farm songs 

Share the farm song 

Do the actions together

Make your actions big- move around the room 

Watch the clips clips about baby animals 

Sing old Macdonald together.

Can you draw a pig 

Model to your child … Look at my example on tapestry with the video.

Can they write their name with the picture ?


Miniature farm play 

Cutting out animal shapes ( in pack )  Playing in the Spring Garden !


Share the story Oh Dear at the end

You can find this on You Tube 

Search You tube World book day Oh Dear.

 Why don't you make some crispy chocolate nests and count the eggs out too.  Lots of science here and maths too.  Upload any photos to tapestry.






Nursery Building Work Cancellation



Chit chat homework


Super sound work from nursery .

Wonderful paintings

Perfect Pastels

Our decorated lectern

Friendship bracelets

Please come to our Stay and Pray ..... Put our Nursery Graduation in your diary too ! How they have grown.

We had fun building bridges with our friends and singing songs

Rainbow fish

Loving to learn

We arranged the prayer table and thought of a prayer. Talking to Jesus.

To Daddy , You are the bee’s knees. We made our special bee cards for Father’s Day.

We thought about our friends

Talking to Jesus. We set up a prayer area with our own religious artifacts and said a friendship prayer .

Splashing fun

Mary Stay and Pray

Peppa Pig mask making after our Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle walk

We observed the caterpillars crawling.

A lovely Mary collage

Pass on the Spirit of Jesus like the dandelion seed in the wind

Jesus is with us

Pentecost Party

Buddy class liturgy

Good News

Spread your good news Chit Chat homework

The Very Hungry Caterpillar .... the warm sun came up ! We made sunshine stones .

Stories by Eric Carle

Chit chat homework The risen stones will make our prayer garden look brighter

We shared our good news . We passed the Good News Paper around the circle. We sang Pass it on pass it on spread the good news of Jesus by the way you live your life and by the love you share. When the song stopped we took it in turns to celebrate our good news too .

An Easter Liturgy We sang Sing a Song to celebrate

Thank you for coming to our Spring Sing and Stay / Pray . We hope you also enjoyed the Easter Bonnet Parade. The children looked fantastic in their hats. Thank you for all your hard work .

St George’s Day

Stay and Pray Easter Crafts

Easter Bonnet Chit Chat Homework

Sponsored Easter egg hunt

We raised £89.30 for Cafod through our Sponsored Easter Egg Hunt Well done and a big thank you for your wonderful support

Some of our Easter cards based on Van Gogh”s Irises

Welcome cards for our refugee families

Spring stories

Spring stories

Spring cleaning

Learning to love in Lent

We shared these books for our celebrations about mother’s day

Balancing bean bags

Printing and counting leaves on the Beanstalk

Let the children come to me

We read the story of Jesus and the children from the lectern . The lectern had a purple cloth just like in a church .

Drawing ourselves Jesus said Let the children come to me

We have loved looking after the ducklings and watching them grow .It’s hard to believe they came out of an egg . The wonder of God’s creation

We shared Duckling stories and wrote our own

We shared Mr Wolf’s pancakes

We flipped pancakes and counted the flips

The Gift Chaplaincy Team led us in a sorry activity card . We thought about something we had done wrong and then celebrated that we were sorry by choosing a special sign .

Collective worship

World book day buddy class activities

Learning about coming together and gathering in RE

Dressing up as Mr Wolf

Painting daffodils for St David’s Day

Come on Daisy Display

Looking for Religious symbols and objects around school . We had clip boards too and ticked off the things we found

Our school hall was once St Teresa’s Church

We made willow pattern plates after hearing the story of The willow plate using a special song We shared this for our Chinese New Year celebrations

We were glad to celebrate our RE topic with a fun party game activity we even won medals . What a celebration!

We acted out the Candlemas story when Jesus was presented in the temple . Simeon and Anna had waited their whole lives to meet Jesus


We shared the story of The Feast of The Presentation of Our Lord in The Temple . We painted candles onto the canvas . Happy Candlemas Day

We communicate with parents through tapestry, letters home , Twitter and our website

We made new year promises

Our Year 3 friends signed the Christmas story for us

Our Christmas cards were based on One Starry Night and we added the star which showed where baby Jesus lay

Lots of Religion activities

Come and see Baptism

Nursery letter Sept 2018

Oral Health Care for Children

Useful Links


Letters and Sounds

'twinkl' app with lots of letter and sounds games  -


Letters and sounds songs we sing to help your child remember the sound -


Initial Sounds -


Blending and Segmenting -