Welcome to the final term at Edward the Elder Nursery for this academic year! We, the nursery staff, hope that you had a wonderful spring break. We are pleased to be able to welcome some new children to Nursery this term. We are looking forward to the learning and fun to begin again!

Continuing to support the children in Nursery this term will be myself Miss Lockley (Class Teacher), Mrs Harris Mrs Smith and Mrs Kay, who the children all know extremely well. And of course, Mrs Evans, Miss Housden and Mrs Hunt will also be on hand in Reception to offer support and a familiar, friendly face for you children!

We have some new fantastic topics planned for this term. Our learning will be based around a theme titled ‘No place like home’ We will start the topic off learning to name and describe 2D shapes. As well as this, we will continue to learn about the seasons and comparing the changes to what we already know about Autumn and Spring, then welcoming Summer! Children will continue to learn letter sounds this term and apply them to their independent learning in the setting. We will continue to visit characters from ‘Ten Town’ too in Maths, securing number 0-5 and beyond when ready. As always, we will work hard to ensure that all pupils are settled, safe and happy.

In Nursery we love to read and understand its importance to children’s progress. With this in mind pupils will continue to have an opportunity to borrow a library book weekly from our own library in Nursery. Look out for some Summer stories and fact books. Look out for letter sounds being sent home to supoport children in securing these.

All children will have a log in to Purple mash and can log in to this as and when you wish. They will on occasion be set tasks using this programme to complete at home.

Thank you so much for your efforts during Spring Term in Sharing Together Journals – they are looking fantastic! We kindly ask for you to continue to add to them throughout this term. This term you will receive a timetable to guide you, but as always feel free to add to the journals as and when you wish to, sharing special days or achievements.

PE will continue to take place once a week (Monday) so please ensure your child has the correct black PE pumps to keep in school. PE lessons will be taught by Soccer 2000 and will cover a range of skills. Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school, with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these too should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions. Long hair should also be tied back.

It is always useful for you children to bring with them a little bag of spare clothing. To continue our previous learning on keeping our bodies healthy we kindly ask that children continue to bring a water bottle with them each day. It would be appreciated if all belongings, including pumps, wellies, clothing, bottles are labelled with your child’s full name and class.

Please ensure you have informed the School Office with any updated medical information. A reminder that if your child is asthmatic and/or uses an inhaler, please ensure an in-date inhaler and spacer is in school at all times.

Nursery is an especially important year and we look forward to one which is full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Lockley
Nursery Teacher


November 2021

The children in Nursery are really enjoying 'dough disco' at the moment. It is just perfect for developing those all-important fine motor skills and strengthening the muscles in our hands. Please watch theses videos and join in at home! We love Emily's Dough Disco found on You Tube. 


 October 2021


December 2019

The children in Nursery and Reception have really enjoyed performing their Christmas play: ‘Everyone Loves a Baby!’ From hard-working elves to Bethlehem newsreaders. From rocking angels to screaming babies… even a special flying visit from Prince Harry and Meghan! We have had so much fun singing, dancing, playing instruments and acting – the children have been the most magnificent performers and made us all extremely proud! What a wonderful way to start Christmas!