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Nursery Autumn 1

Theme for half term-Ourselves

Welcome to St. Pauls CE Primary School Nursery!

Please find below a few reminders, requests and an overview of this half term.



It has been lovely to see Nursery in their new uniforms, please make sure that they have their name in so uniform does get lost, this includes coats as well and wellies if in school. We had a lot of lost property last year.




Please remember that we play out in all weather conditions. We do have a welly rack for any parents who wish to send in wellies for their children to wear. Please ensure all wellies have your child’s name on.


Spare Clothes

During toilet training we do understand that accidents happen. If you think your child is likely to have an accident please send in spare clothes in a bag with their name on for us to change them.




This half-term we are posing the question: What do I know about me? This topic will take us on a journey to find out about ourselves. To begin with we will look at how we are the same and how we are different, we will look at birthdays and how we celebrate them who is in our family and who is special. We will also look at where we live and what we do when we are not in school. It is an opportunity for us to find out as much as possible about each child. Any photos of your child as a baby, celebrating a birthday or with family would be appreciated. The staff will also be bringing in photos. Please put names on the back so we can ensure a safe return.

A breakdown of what we have learnt each day will be written on a diary sheet and displayed in Nursery’s window every day. Please take time to read this.


Keyworker Groups


Your child’s progress will be tracked and their pictures and teacher observations of them will be put on the Key Worker boards. Whilst you are welcomed to look at these things we ask you NOT to remove them or take them home. Staff will put them in each child’s profile which will be available to you to look through at all times and will be shown to you at Parent’s Evening in October.




The Nursery staff this year are:

Mrs Bamford (Nursery Teacher on Mon, Tues, Wed).

Mrs Brandrick (Nursery Teacher on Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Miss Shaw, Mrs Phoenix, Miss Craddock (Full time Nursery Teaching Assistants)





Please remember Nursery remain part time for AT LEAST 2 weeks. The third week will be our ‘Come to share a lunch with your child week’ and hopefully then every child will be ready to start full time the day after their lunch invite.


When children are full time the Nursery times will be as follows:

START 8.50am and FINISH 3.10pm


An additional letter will go out later in the half term with important dates such as Harvest Festival and Parents Evening.


If you need to speak to your child’s teacher the best time to do this is AT THE START OF THE DAY rather than at home time when it is very busy.


Farm Visit


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Nursery enjoyed meeting animals from the mobile farm today. We all met and got the chance to stroke a calf, a piglet, some goats, sheep, ducks and chickens.

Lollipop Lady Visit


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Today EYFS enjoyed a visit from Pat our lollipop lady.

She taught us how to cross the road safely.

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Summer 2


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Welcome to the final half term of your child’s time in Nursery.

This half term promises to be both busy and exciting!



This half-term we are posing the question: How do we get there?

During this topic we will be learning about a variety of different modes of transport and possible journeys. We will begin by looking at working vehicles and the emergency services. We will also look at journeys on foot, by bike, in a car, by train, on a boat and in a plane. We hope to have a visit from a lollipop lady and several themed days to celebrate this topic (more information below.)



Our reading challenge, reading at home four times a week or more, continues.

Thank you to those parents who attended our Stay and Read sessions. These sessions will not take place this half term.

This half term we will be introducing reading books for the children to read to you. These books will initially have no words. Prior to the introduction of these books all parents are invited to a short meeting at 3pm on Tues 14th June.



9.6/10.6/15.6/16.6/17.6: Local Walk/Library Visit-Please see attached letter

14.6.16 (3pm): Short reading meeting in Nursery classroom.

22.6.16: Bikes and Scooter day –As part of our ‘road transport’ week, all children are invited to bring a bike or scooter into school. Children will then be provided with the opportunity to ride their bike/scooter in small groups in the big yard. All bikes/scooters must be labelled. More information will be sent home nearer the time.

13.7.16: Beach day- As part of our ‘plane week’, we intended to host a beach day. Children are welcome to come to school in summer clothes (shorts/t shirts/sun hats etc), we hope to have sand, ice creams and beach balls/inflatables for outside (fingers crossed for nice weather!) A reminder will be sent out nearer the time.

14.7.16: Sports day (weather permitting-this date is subject to change)

Reports will also be sent home this half term-date to be confirmed


Junk modelling (building with cardboard boxes/plastic bottles) remains a popular activity. We would be grateful for any donations of empty cardboards boxes and clean plastic bottles for this.


St Pauls Nursery Blog is available at: http://nursery-2015-16.stpaulscesalford.net/. Our twitter handle is: @StPaulsSalford



If you have any questions or concerns please do come in and speak to a member of staff. Morning drop off is most convenient time to do this as at 3.10 we often have messages we need to pass on.


A breakdown of what we have been doing each day will be written on a diary sheet and displayed on Nursery’s door. Please take time to read this.

EYFS Staff

Cats Protection League


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Yesterday Nursery had a visit from the cats protection league. They explained how to look after cats and gave us all some free gifts to take home.IMG_1305



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This half term we are answering the question ‘How can we look after animals?’

We began today by welcoming two class pet fish!

Nursery named their fish ‘Cleo’ and Reception named theirs ‘Beautiful Grandad Dave’!


Do you have any pets at home?




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This week we are learning about babies! Lots of children in Nursery are looking forwards to becoming a big sibling soon!

We met Annie and her mummy. Annie is 6 weeks old. We asked her mummy questions and watched her have a bottle.

Please could you send in any photographs you have of your child as a baby so we can share these with the class on Friday.

Mrs B

Happy Holi


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Last Week Nursery had lots of fun celebrating the Hindu festival of colour Holi.


Spring 2


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This week Nursery have been reading Goldilocks and the three bears.

Today we made porridge:


It was too hot so we went for a walk into the woods:


When we came back the porridge was gone:


We made signs asking for help:


Miss Horner saw our signs and confessed! She was very sorry but she was hungry:


We made more porridge:


We all had lots of fun-Nursery loved this-please ask your child aout their morning


Mrs Bamford