Hello and welcome to the Nursery website page.
This is where you can take a look at all your children's learning and first steps on their educational journey.
Throughout the year this page will be updated with parent information, learning experiences, photos, events, and much, much more.
Nursery Team Red
Mrs Hartley - Class Teacher
Mrs Kerrigan - Teaching Assistant
Miss Matthews - Teaching Assistant
In Nursery we have three key groups, which are the Lions, Bears and Tigers. If you have any questions or queries, then please speak to Mrs Hartley, or your child's key worker. They will be more than happy to help.
Mrs Hartley - Lions Key Worker
Mrs Kerrigan - Tigers Key Worker
Miss Matthews - Bears Key Worker
Nursery Reminders......Please ensure that your child has a full change of clothes in a labelled draw string bag. Thank you!
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Nursery Reading Workshop. For the parents who were unable to attend please click on the link above to see the power point presentation.
Autumn One Term 2022
Welcome to Nursery
The Nursery children have settled in beautifully at St Edmund's.
They have loved exploring their new environment, both inside and outside and have learnt lots of new routines. We are so proud of each and every one of you! Well done!
What happens in Autumn?
The children have been learning about what happens in Autumn, by enjoying lots of Autumn related stories, such as, Shark in the Park on a Windy Day. They have been on an Autumn walk, and exploring Autumn objects too! They loved the spiky conker shells.
We have shared the story, Owl Babies with the Nursery children. They've adored this story. They have been busy learning about where owls live and what they eat. The children made their own nests for the owl babies and they created owls with different media and play dough.
Autumn Two Term 2022
Witches and Wizards
During this topic, we shared the stories, Meg and Mog and What's in the Witch's Kitchen. The children joined in with lots of learning activities that included; creating their own spells. drawing witches and making pumpkins with play-dough. What a spooky time we had!
The Nursery children have become shape detectives this half term and have been spotting and naming lots of shapes in our classroom and outside. What super shape spotters you are!
The Nursery children were amazing during the two minute silence, at thinking about the soldiers. We talked to the children about remembering the fallen soldiers and why we buy poppies. The children made a poppy biscuit each, and created poppies within continuous provision.
During our topic 'Marvellous Me', the children learnt about the parts of the body and used mirrors to talk about what they look like. They also learnt about where they live and who is in their family. There's been lots of super learning this half term guys! Well done!
Anti Bullying Week
During Autumn two, we celebrated 'Anti Bullying Week' by wearing our odd socks to school. Mrs Hartley explained that the odd socks were to show that we all look different, but we are all special and that we need to be kind to one another. Thank you for supporting our Odd Socks Day Nursery!
Well we've had a magical time celebrating Christmas in Nursery. Firstly, we were preparing for Advent, by making cakes, wrapping presents and learning about the birth of baby Jesus. Next, the children wrote letters to Santa and posted them at the post box. Then, we completed the half term with a wonderful 'My First Christmas' nativity performance, enjoying Christmas dinner and meeting Santa.
Spring One Term 2023
Chinese New Year
In Spring one the children have been learning about the celebration Chinese New Year. They have learnt how they celebrate and prepare their homes for this special occasion. We looked at where we live on a world map and where China is and discussed the differences. The children also made dragon masks, lanterns. tasted Chinese food and joined in with a Chinese dance dragon workshop!
Winter has finally arrived and the children loved exploring the frost, ice and snow outside. This term, Nursery have shared the texts, Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See? Polar Bear Polar Bear What do you hear? and Here Comes Jack Frost. They have participated in a range of activities linked to winter and they were amazed by making ice and watching it melt! They have learnt so much new vocabulary.
Numbers and Patterns
We've been busy in our maths lessons, as we have been pattern hunting, creating patterns using objects and we even used a coloured pattern to make a winter scarf.
The children have also learnt about the numbers one, two and three and they have completed lots of challenges about these numbers, as well as creating their own numberblocks.
Spring Two Term 2023
World Book Day
Today the children dressed up as their favourite book characters.
They all looked spectacular!
Each child created their own wooden spoon character and we shared lots of our favourite stories. We had a wonderful day!
Are eggs alive?
We've had a busy half term learning if all eggs are alive? The farmer dropped some eggs off at school and we observed them closely until they hatched. We got the opportunity to hold the baby chicks each day until they went back to the farm and we learnt lots about the life cycle of a chick. We also, painted chicks, completed lots of mark making activities and cooked and tasted some scrambled egg too! It was delicious.
Each week the Nursery children have been introduced to a new sound. We have been looking for objects that start with the focus initial sound and we've also been forming the sound in our environment. We are learning lots of new sounds now, so that we are ready for moving up to Reception. Great work Nursery!
Summer One Term 2023
King Charles III Coronation
The Nursery children created bookmarks, placemats and crowns for the Kings Coronation and all our children looked absolutely wonderful dressed in red, white and blue. They joined the rest of the school for a tea party outside, where we had some scones, crisps and jelly. As a whole school we waved our flags and sang some special songs. What a super way to celebrate the King’s Coronation.
This half term our topic has been based on 'Growing and Animals'. We have shared many focus texts, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Wide Mouthed Frog. The children have watched our frogspawn change and grow into frogs and we've planted seeds and cared for them. Our beanstalks grew really tall and the children now have a good understanding about what plants and animals need to grow.
Our trip to Smithills Farm
Well what an amazing day we had on our first school trip. The children behaved beautifully and they learnt and experienced so much. They went on a tractor ride, fed, held and stroked the animals, rode on a donkey, saw the cows being milked and let's not forgot all the fun that they had on the park too!
Thank you Nursery for such a wonderful day. You were all amazing and very sleepy by the end of the day!
Summer Two Term 2023
People Who Help Us
This half term we have been learning about different occupations and how all these different people help us. The children watched videos, listened to stories and information books and learnt lots about all the different jobs in our world.
They then chose which job they would like to have when they grow up! Great work guys!
2D and 3D shapes
We have been shape super stars in Nursery this half term. The children have been sorting the shapes into different sets. They have been spotting lots of 3D shapes in our environment and learning the names of them. They have also been learning lots of new vocabulary such as 2D, flat, 3D and solid.
The Nursery children participated in their first sports day at St Edmunds and what a wonderful experience it was. They took part in the running race, balancing race, egg and spoon race and the hoop and beanbag race. They were all truly amazing! Thank you to all the parents, carers and friends who came to support us. Your support is appreciated.