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Welcome to Nursery's class page!

Meet our Nursery!


Key Information


We are a class of 12 children, with one ‘Rising-Three’ child.

Our Nursery team is Miss Quarry and Miss Prothero.

  • Homework will be put on Class Dojo every Friday and it should be completed and added to your child's portfolio before the following Friday. 
  • Morning sessions begin at 8.45am and end at 11.45am. If your child is staying for wraparound, they will be picked up at 3.15pm
  • Children are required to 'read' (retell) the story 5 times a week at home to reach 'strive for five'. They will be read with at school at least once a week, (if they are ready we will change their reading book.) 
  • PE will take place every Thursday. The children are to come to school already changed for PE. If your child is in wrap around they will also have PE with Reception on a Tuesday afternoon.
  • Please feel free to bring a spare set of clothes. This will be put on their peg.
  • Snack money can be paid ahead termly as to minimise transactions. (£1 per week). We ask that this is brought into school in a labelled envelope.
  • Lunch is £1.60 per day. (Please find the link below). For a lunch login please contact or call school 01946 830526.
  • ‘Rising threes’- When your child reaches 3 they may be able to attend sessions before their intake, on a wraparound basis. Please contact school if you are interested in using the ‘Rising-threes’ facility. Sessions are priced at £10 per session, (not including lunch, yet this is available at £1.30). Current ‘rising-threes’ sessions are from 8.45am-11.45am. Only children that are ready will be allowed to attend these sessions. This will be determined by the EYFS staff.


Please make sure that you stick to social distancing guidelines when dropping off/picking up your child/children from the school gates.


If you think that your child is close to starting school age, please do not hesitate in contacting me.


                                          Many thanks for your continued support. 


                                                            Miss Quarry


Here are some useful links:




Uniform orders-


30 free hours (are you eligible)-


Sports week

So far this week, the children have taken part in Race for Life and Sports day. They all done fantastic when running the Race for Life and each ran two laps of the playground.

We got such a lovely day for Sports day and the sun was shining all morning. All of the children tried their best and really got involved. Well done Nursery!

Summer 2 


We have recently began the topic of Summertime and transformed our Nursery classroom with lots of engaging activities and role play areas. We currently have an ice cream shop in our play dough area, a beach shop as our role play, a seaside small world area and sandcastle competitions in our construction area. The topic is providing engaging activities across the curriculum, focusing in on the children's communication, language and vocabularly. Take a look below at some of the things we have done so far.

Summer 1


During this half term our topic was 'People who helped us', a topic especially close to all of us due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We looked in depth at the role of firefighters and how they help people within the community and also into the role of the staff in our hospital. Below are some photos of some of the activities which we carried out, linking to all areas of the curriculum.

Below is the Early Years curriculum map, showing all of the topics which will be covered within this academic year and how each topic links to each area of the Early Years framework.

Useful documents


As parents you may find these documents useful when assisting your child's

development at home. They are to be used as a guide as we know that all children develop in different ways and at different rates. 

Phonics and letter formation


As you all my know we use two different schemes when learning phonics and letter formation. We use Jolly Phonics to learn the letter sound. (This is the sound that the letter makes not the name of the letter.) We then use Read Write Inc. to form our letter sounds.

Below we have added some useful links and resources when helping your child with their phonics and letter formation.

Jolly Phonics actions

Read Write Inc. letter formation


It is really important that you keep reading at home. Whether this be looking through story books and retelling the story in their own words, using a range of different questioning or reading simple CVC words or recognising sounds and sign in the environment. 

Oxford reading owl is a great resource to find online texts that the children can explore. With a FREE ebook library and advice and support for parents and educational activities and games.

 Please use the link below. 



We follow Numberblocks each time we learn a new number. Below are links to Numberblocks videos and activities.

Useful links

September 2021 starters:


Please feel free to explore this page and use any apps, links or resources you like! 


We are currently carrying out transition afternoons, giving the children the opportunity to settle in and familiarise themselves with the staff, classroom and routines before they start officially in September. Over the next few weeks we will be making all new starters Education City Logins so you will be able to use this during the Summer holidays. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries! 




EYFS Kindness Powerpoint

Random acts of kindness chatterbox template

Here are some more mental health activities you could try at home...

Inside Out

Disney Pixar's inside out is a great film to get us talking about different feelings as each character is assigned to a feeling. If you get the chance to watch the film or have already have watched the film we have added some activities to try below.


Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Some rhymes to learn about the differect characters emotions.