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DistingtonCommunity School

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Welcome to the Nursery class page!

Our Key workers are Miss Quin and Mrs Boyd.

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General Information

  • Our nursery opens at 8.45am and collection time for all children is 11.45am (unless they are staying in wrap around).
  • P.E is on Thursday morning (and Tuesday afternoon if in wrap around).
  • Homework is sent home every Friday and to be returned the following Friday.
  • Please can you provide spare clothes for your children and place them on their pegs in case they are needed.
  • Now the weather is turning colder, please provide warm coats and sensible footwear to be worn in the outdoor area. Thank you.



  • Snack is £1 per week.
  • Nursery dinners are £1.30 per day.
  • Wrap around is £8.00 per day

Please pay all monies upfront on Monday and tick the dinner and wrap around sheet provided.



To mark 100 years since the end of World War One, Nursery have been taking part in lots of practical activities. These have included spending time with the Army Cadets and testing out their camps in the forest, creating ration books in literacy and creating handprint poppies.



Nursery are currently loving learning about minibeasts and in particular focusing on The Hungry Caterpillar. Some of the things that they have done in Nursery this half term can be seen below.

Hungry caterpillar food (collage, sponge paintings, textured paintings)

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Pancake Day

Nursery enjoyed tasting pancakes for their snack today and adding their own toppings. 


World Book Day

We had some brilliant costumes in Nursery for World Book Day this year. The children enjoyed creating woodland animal masks to go with our theme of 'A Walk in the Woods'.


Tullie House Museum, Carlisle

The older Nursery and Reception children enjoyed a day out to Carlisle, where they were introduced to a project which they will continue on into their next school year. The project, namely Whale Tales, is about a whale which was sadly washed up onto the shore. Tullie House has managed to collect most of its bones, which the children were shown and had the opportunity to draw. The children also measured how long the whale would be if still alive and learned lots of facts about whales. The end of the project will see the children's work, alongside another school, displayed in The Tullie House.