Nursery News



Hello and welcome to Nursery.

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Draenog, this means ‘Hedgehog Class’ in Welsh.


Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are available to answer any of your questions when you drop your child off at 8.50 a.m. or at 11.30 a.m. when you pick them up.


The people who work in our class are:

Mrs Steen (Class teacher)

Mrs Atkins (NNEB)

Mrs Wooding (TA)

Mrs Sharley (TA)


Our week in school and things to remember:

Book bags will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Monday morning.

If Benny Bear comes home with your child on a Thursday he should be returned to school on the following Monday.

Play bags will be sent home on a rota basis throughout the year. They will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday.

Snack money is £1.50 weekly and should be sent into school in a named envelope or paid online.

Forest School – we will be going up to Forest School as often as we can so all children need to have a pair of wellies (named please) which can be kept in school.


Please remember to inform a member of staff when your child is attending any after school sessions – Kiddies World or After School Club


What are we learning about this term?


We will be following children’s interests and encouraging them to lead their own learning in the context of which we will be focussing on:


  • Independence and self-help skills.
  • Building relationships with staff and peers.
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Family and friends
  • Sorting, counting and matching.
  • Understanding numbers to 5 and beyond
  • Exploring shape and pattern
  • Speaking and listening skills.
  • Responding to instructions.
  • Asking and answering simple questions
  • Singing songs and rhymes.
  • Role play in areas such as the Home corner, Baby Clinic, Christmas House, Teddy Shop, Slipper Shop and Toy Shop
  • Handling books and enjoying stories
  • Exploring sources of light in the Dark Den
  • Encouraging mark-making
  • Seasonal changes.
  • Investigating natural objects including a pumpkin
  • How we have changed since a baby
  • What our bodies can do
  • Painting, and printing.
  • How we celebrate.
  • Developing fine and gross motor skills.
  • Using the interactive whiteboard and iPad

Learning at home

Reading – children will bring a book of their choice home for you to read to them in their book bag every Friday. Please feel free to write in your child’s reading log to record their response to the book.

Home/School link sheets – we will be sending home suggestions of activities you could do with your child to support their learning linked to our focus book on a regular basis.

Play bags – we will be sending these home on a rota basis throughout the term.



Important dates for Nursery this term

Wednesday 20th September- Famous Artist Day

Friday 22nd September- NSPCC on-line safety meeting for parents at 3:15pm- film and snacks for children

Friday 29th September- Healthy Living Day

Tuesday 17th October/Wednesday 18th October- Parents evening for all classes from 3:30pm


Coffee mornings

Tuesday 24th October Year 5; Thursday 26th October Year 6

Tuesday 7th November Year 4; Thursday 9th November Year 3

Tuesday 14th November Year 1; Thursday 16th November Year 2

Friday 1st December- Christmas fair


Christmas Concerts

Monday 11th December- Nursery and Reception- Morning performance only

Tuesday 12th December- Year 1 and 2 afternoon and evening performance

Wednesday 13th December- Key Stage 2 performance (afternoon and evening)

Thursday 14th December- Key Stage 2 performance (evening)




Please click on the link below for a printable version of this page, including important dates for your diary.

Nursery Autumn term overview