Welcome to Nursery

In Nursery, the most important thing is that we all feel secure, happy and loved. We learn to care for each other and keep everyone safe, having lots of fun in the process of exploring and learning through play.


Teacher- Mrs Woodier

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Strachan


Nursery Welcome Message for Pupils Starting in September 2020 

A very warm welcome to our pupils who will be joining our Nursery Class in September. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances our usual transition and welcome meetings cannot take place this year, however please see the videos below for a message from Mrs Woodier with some additional information about starting in September.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school for further information.
See below for the curriculum overview for Nursery.


Welcome to Nursery 



Preparing for Nursery

Please read about preparing your child for Nursery from the downloads section below

What to expect, when?

Please find the “What to expect, when?” document below in the downloads section for guidance to your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The document includes information about your child’s next steps and ideas of how you can support them in each area of learning.

Nursery Information

The Nursery curriculum map can be found in the downloads at the bottom of the page. This outlines our learning projects that will be taught throughout the year, and how they will link into each area of learning.



Autumn Term – Nursery

‘Why do you love me so much?’

In the beginning of Autumn Term, our learning project is ‘Why do you love me so much?’

In this project, we’ll learn about love, families and how people are the same and different. We will explore what is special about ourselves and how do we show that we care?

First, we will familiarise ourselves in our cosy home corner and learn to care for the babies. We’ll pose for photographs and recognise ourselves, our names and our friends from a photograph display. Mirror, mirror on the wall… We’ll look at our reflections and talk about what we can see. We’ll enjoy sharing books about love, feelings and families. Outside, we’ll practise following instructions and think about how our brilliant bodies move. We’ll create ‘All about me’ scrapbooks full of lovely writing and photographs. Using our mathematical skills, we’ll measure and compare our hands, feet and heights. We’ll count candles and think about why we celebrate birthdays. Getting creative, we’ll make amazing artwork of people we love.

At the end of the project, we’ll create clay handprints and make delicious foods to share and draw pictures of ourselves with our families.

Help your child prepare for their project

We’re all special! Why not help your child to take photographs of family members and friends, to create a fantastic photo album? You could also visit the local library to share picture books about families and feelings. Alternatively, make a family collage with images of all of your family members’ favourite things.



Some useful websites

Letters and sounds is a great website for phonics games and extra information about phonics Letters and sounds

You can access E-books through Bug Club Phonics here.

You will need your child’s log in details to be able to access them. If you need a reminder of these details please contact their class teacher.

Teach Handwriting is an excellent website with practise worksheets and video clips demonstrating how to form letters using the pre cursive script Teach Handwriting

Topmarks have games for maths Topmarks

Parent Observations in Nursery

In Nursery, we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements – whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you about the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a ‘well-rounded’ picture of who your child really is. The following documents can be found in the downloads section below

  • Parental Observation letter
  • Star Moment sheet
  • Me, My Family & World


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Woodier and Miss Lumley