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Polar Bears


The children have learned about polar bears.  The children have learned about the diet of a polar bear, how they keep warm in the snow and ice, where they live (the Arctic) and about how they look after their young.  Ask your child to talk to you about what they have learned.  The children also learned what an igloo is and they compared igloos to their own homes.  Nursery children attempted to build a model igloo in the outdoor area. 

Amazing Animals


This half term topic in EYFS is 'Amazing Animals'.  As part of this topic Nursery children will be learning about animals that live in the Polar regions, the Jungle and the African Savannah.  The children will also learn about how these parts of the world are different to where we live and how the lives of people living in these regions differs to that of their own.



Comic Relief

Nursery have been enjoying Red Nose Day.  It was non-uniform day and there were lots of fun activities to do such as making Comic Relief biscuits, jam sandwiches and making masks.  We are also incredibly proud of Archie who completed a sponsored 5k cycle ride with his dad to raise money.  

Science Week

Nursery children have loved Science Week this week.  The children have been using bubbles and experimenting to see if the size of the bubble wand makes a difference to the size of the bubbles created, finding out what happens to water when it gets really cold and exploring and finding out about some of the animals that live in the school woodland.  The children enjoyed making bird feeders to hang in the woods. 

Celebrating World Book Day

Thank you to everyone for making such an effort for World Book Day.  The costumes looked fantastic and the children really enjoyed it.  As part of our celebration of books and stories the children were invited to bring in their favourite story book from home.  We shared as many of these as we could in class.  Thank you for being so supportive.  

Billy Goats Gruff - Floating and Sinking Experiment

Spring Term 2021


This half term our learning in Nursery will be based on traditional tales.  We will be exploring The Gingerbread Man, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Hen, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  



Nursery and Treetots Party Pics (Nursery AM party and Treetots PM party - the classes did not mix)

Nativity December 2020


We may not have been able to do our usual Nativity play this year, but Covid is not going to stop us putting on a show.  I hope you enjoy the video.  

Reception and Nursery Nativity 2020

Watch the Nativity story by Reception and Nursery.

Learning for the Week


This week as part of our learning about 'Celebrations', the children have been learning about birthdays.  The children have learned what a birthday is, spoken about their own birthdays and parties and shared stores about birthdays such as 'Kipper's Birthday' and 'The Toys Party' (this story can be found on Oxford Owl - see information below).  


The children have also started to make Christmas cards and decorations ready to decorate our classroom next week.  


Oxford Owl


In order to support reading at home, the school has subscribed to Oxford Owl.  This is a website where you can access an electronic copy of many of the school reading books.  Please take the time to share these with your children.  In order to login you will need a password and a user name.  


The user name is 'nleese' and the password is 'Password1'


Please explore the website.  There are books to share, games to play and information about phonics.   The website is



This week in Nursery the children have been learning all about Diwali which is celebrated by Hindu and Sikh people.  The children have listened to the story of Rama and Sita, had the opportunity to dress up in traditional Indian dress, made models of Diwa lamps and fireworks, and tried some Indian food including sweets, onion bhajis, chapattis and samosas. 

The Story of Diwali

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Learning about Diwali

Celebrating BBC Children in Need

Nursery is a busy place!