We hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new friends to Nursery.

At Palmers Cross, our Early Years department is run by a team of highly qualified and experienced Early Years Professionals, who want to work with you to support your child’s early development. The department is led by myself, Mrs Harper, and I am available each day if you wish to speak to me, and I am always happy to make appointments to talk to you in more detail at length where necessary.

In Nursery, there are two key workers, Mrs Kendall and Mrs Clarke, who will be working with nursery pupils on a daily basis. As lead key worker, Mrs Kendall will be overseeing the nursery sessions on a daily basis, ensuring that the needs of the children are met.

Our Nursery sessions run each morning from 8:45am – 11:45am and each afternoon from 12:15 - 3:15. For those who were eligible, and offered a 30 hour place, Nursery sessions are from 8.45am-3.15pm each day.

During these current difficult times, we unfortunately cannot allow parents to enter our setting. Therefore, please can we ask that you wait in the Nursery’s outdoor area where your child will be collected from you at the start of each session and brought back out to you at the end of each session. We also ask kindly that you please ensure that you follow the current guidelines of wearing a mask, remaining a 2m distance from other adults, and ensuring that only one adult brings and collects your child from Nursery each day.

Pupils are able to wear their own clothes for school however; we would like the children to wear a yellow, early years, polo shirt. These are available to order from the school office. Optional navy jumpers are also available with the school’s logo on for the colder months. Please be aware that in the current climate, we are experiencing some delays with products due to localised lockdowns.

Our topic in Nursery this term will be ‘Transport’, where we will be learning about different forms of transport, talking about journeys and looking closely at the similarities and differences. In literacy your child will be focusing on early phonic work and giving meaning to marks. Your child will also begin to recite counting in 1’s up to 10 and begin to touch count in maths. The children will also enjoy circle times together where they will build relationships up with each other, talk about their likes and dislikes and share stories.

Each day the children will take part in outdoor learning. Please ensure your child has wellies in school for this and appropriate weather proof clothing.

PE will take place on a Friday. Please ensure your child does not wear jewellery and that their PE kit is kept in Nursery for these days. A tracksuit and outdoor trainers are recommended for colder months.

Due to health safety measures this term, show and tell will be replaced with a chatter bag this term. This will be based on the weekly theme indicated on your curriculum overview and will help to support your child’s communication and language skills. In order to maintain health and safety for all pupils and staff, we would ask that pupils do not bring toys or any other items other than those requested (Wellington boots, PE kits etc.) from home.

If you do have any queries or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact us; we are only too happy to help.
We look forward to sharing our fun-filled nursery experience with you and your child.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Harper
Early Years Assistant Headteacher

November 2020

We went on a bear hunt children experienced squelching in mud, splashing in puddles, learning about positional language going under, over and through things.
  

 

In nursery, we have experiencing colour and texture when painting our hands to create out Remembrance wreath. We created a bonfire for Bonfire night and pretended to roast our marshmallows, the children enjoyed creating fireworks pictures with glitter and we danced and moved like a firework with dance scarves. We all celebrated birthdays gone by, the children had so much fun singing, playing games and trying some party food.

   

In these photos we have been learning about capacity using language full, empty, half full. We have also been counting, matching numerals to an amount, using fine motor activities in maths and literacy. The children were donated some plants from a grandparent so we planted them to improve our garden.

  

  

Children enjoyed raising money for Children In Need.

 

 Nursery also celebrated Diwali by tasting some yummy food, dancing along with traditional Indian music with scarves and created fireworks outside with paint. We had lots of fun!

 

October 2020

Nursery children have settled in so well on their return to school. They have been exploring their new environment and getting used to new routines and expectations. Well done Nursery!

  

September 2020

Wow! Look at the amazing monster puppet Freddie from Nursery has made during his home learning time. It’s fantastic!

Fantastic colouring from one of our Nursery pupils whilst working at home.

   

We are so proud to see the wonderful work Millie-Rose in Nursery has been up to at home. Well done!

    

 

Mrs Kendall and Mrs Jones have been very busy these past weeks. They have been working on a surprise for all our Eyfs children. They have painted, repaired, jet washed and cleaned and worked so hard to make sure you all have a beautiful area to learn in.

We can't wait to see you exploring in your new environment. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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April 2020

Whilst staying at home parents and children have done a great job of making stay safe posters!

March 2020

Nursery dressed in red and white to represent Canada for Sports Relief! We all had lots of fun!
For our topic this term we are learning about the Farm. The children decided which animals to paint and painted farm animals.
In maths this week we are learning to compare sets. The children matched spots onto their ladybirds in playdough.
 

Creating houses for the three little pigs out of construction materials.

February 2020

  
Children had fun mixing ingredients and flipping their pancakes!

We went on a walk after the stormy weather to see what had changed or stayed the same. Then, we collected items blown down to create a den, and planted a branch which children  created decorations for to brighten up our room.

  

We learnt about instrument names and what they sound like.

 Children have been busy in Nursery exploring mark making, transport, counting and amounts , Chinese new year and exploring over and under in P.E. 

  

  

 

Learning in Nursery Autumn 2019

Our story focus this week was the gingerbread man, as part of our learning we followed a recipe to make our gingerbread men. We also explored mark making, using big chalks to draw a gingerbread man and features. Through our topic the children have been working very hard to explore who they are and who is important to them. During topic we have been looking closely at the body and naming different body parts. 
 

As part of our all about me topic we drew around our friends and created our own labels to name the different parts of the body.


 
During phonics we have been exploring instrumental sounds.

 

Learning in Nursery Autumn 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 March 2018

  Nursery supporting Children In Need