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Welcome to Nursery!

Mrs Dennis

Mrs Goddard & Mrs Raithby-Allin


This term is all about Knights and Princesses!


What did knights do? How do princesses dress? Why do castles have turrets and bridges? We will be finding the answers to all these questions and more!

Our learning will be drawn from the children's interests and also from a variety of non-fiction and fiction books linked to the topic.

We will explore castles, build some of our own and test them to see which ones are the strongest! There will be lots of opportunities to name 2D and 3D shapes as we play and learn. 


We will continue to discuss feelings and emotions; using story books and our school 'Jigsaw' programme.

Jigsaw Jenie loves to come with us to PE and to listen to the stories we read each week! He has had lots of adventures in Nursery this year so far. This half term our 'Jigsaw' focus will be 'Healthy Me!'


Remember.....It's good to keep talking!

Set aside that 5 minutes a day to think of some rhyming words, share a new story book or just simply have a chat... because it's important to talk and life gets busy sometimes!

Put technology to one side for a while and encourage a 2 way conversation with your child about anything they are interested in. Young children need to constantly hear conversations and engage in them to be able to learn how to speak to others confidently and extend their vocabulary.



Our curriculum overviews can be viewed at the bottom of this page - find out all about what we will be doing this half term and look at the ideas for ways to help your child at home and when you are out and about!




January 2020

We celebrated Chinese New Year together! We enjoyed tasting noodles, we looked at how they change when they

are heated and cooked. We compared the different lengths of the noodles as we ate them. It was great fun!!

We also practised writing numerals in mandarin!





Ark Farm Indoor Animal Experience in November


We met 'Plop' the owl!   


An Easter themed activity pack that you could dip into if you wanted to?


Please find below lots of activities, both practical and written, that you can do with your child during the school closure. As we cannot anticipate how long this will be for, we have given you links to items that you can print, do online or undertake as a family. Please complete as little or as much as you feel you can accomplish.


https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - work for each year group – interactive and downloadable across subjects – you will need to join – choose you are a parent – enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Once you are in, select parent hub and choose your subject and year group.

https://learn.readwithphonics.com/school/phonics-games    scroll down the page – you can play for free

https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/50-youtube-channels-for-home-learning/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Free+Resources+for+Home+Learning%21&utm_campaign=AC50YoutubeChannels  different video programmes covering all subject areas

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   free to use with code username – March20 – password – home

https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/muddy-early-years-2/ - free subscription– outside learning

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – downloadable activity booklets for each key stage

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/  - downloadable pack for each year group

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/ - sign up for a free account – choose e books and select books you feel your child will enjoy or ask them to choose!

If you encounter anything online that you are unsure about please report it immediately to the nearest adult, just as you would in school. These websites might help you:

www.childline.org.uk – support for children 
www.thinkuknow.co.uk – support for children