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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to St. Chad's C of E Nursery

In Nursery your teacher is Miss Hough and your teaching assistant is Mrs Hilton.

Miss Ginger is joining us for the summer term.


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We would like to wish you all a very warm welcome back after the break and a big hello to all our new Nursery starters who have joined us!

Here at St. Chad's C of E Nursery we follow a child-led approach when planning activities. By following the children's interests, learning is engaging and more relevant to the child. An over-arching theme allows for teaching of specific learning objectives. 

Our topic this term is

Holidays and the Seaside

Please click on the document below to see the medium term plan for our topic.


Within this topic we will be talking and sharing what we know about holidays and the seaside. We will be reading books about going on holidays and use these as a stimulus to share our own experiences. Talking about how we feel going on a holiday, learning about each others holidays and what is similar or different between the way we experience a holiday. We will be looking at different places in the UK and further afield whilst learning about the different ways of getting there. Maps will be drawn, tickets written for train journeys and labels written so we don't lose our luggage! When at the 'seaside' children will count shells, represent numbers using objects and explore volume and capacity with buckets and spades.

At the end of the summer term some of our older friends, the Butterflies, get ready to fly to Reception. We will be talking about changes and how we grow. The children take time to share their successes and celebrate accomplishments. Books by Todd Parr, Jenny Mosely and Michael Morpergo will provide a foundation of personal, social and emotional development.

We continue to use Seesaw for home and school learning. We love to share photographs of what our friends do outside of the classroom. We always welcome you to use Seesaw to share any adventures that you might have outside of school hours. 



 Prime areas of learning are at the foundation of all teaching that is undertaken in our Nursery. We find that securing these skills ensures lifelong, happy learners. 

We also carefully plan maths and literacy to guarantee that your child has a flying start when they move to Reception. Maths and Literacy is taught daily through a combination of practical, teacher led and child led activities. 

Maths: this term we are concentrating on numbers from 0-10, recognising numbers in the environment and 2D shapes. You can help your child by encouraging them to count objects slowly and carefully, point out door and bus numbers when you are on the move and talk about shapes when you see them.

Literacy: We will be building up strength for writing through Disco Disco and Ribbon Write as well as encourage mark making using a variety of tools. Books are shared frequently and are promoted across the classroom. Songs and rhymes underpin all of our learning. All children take part in a small group reading session and they then take this book home to share with their families. When children are getting ready to move to Reception we introduce Floppy's Phonics books and the adventures of Biff, Chip and Kipper!

We encourage messy play come rain or shine!

Nursery Sessions

Breakfast Club: 

8.00am - 8.45am (additional cost)

Morning Session:

8.45am - 11.45am

Afternoon Session:

12.15pm - 3.15pm

Lunch time is 11.45am - 12.15pm. Packed lunch is required and there is an additional cost of £2 per lunch session.

Please contact the office for further information.

Any queries, please ask! Our door is always open and we are happy to help in any way we can. 

Best wishes,

The Nursery Team x

Nursery Uniform

Our uniform helps children to  be as independent as can be. 

Children must have:

  • Red t-shirt
  • Black or Navy joggers or leggings
  • Navy blue jumper or cardigan
  • Black shoes (no laces)
  • Wellies (to be kept in Nursery)

Children have access to water, paint, glue and sand both indoors and outdoors. We monitor the use of these however the children are learning - mishaps will happen! So keep the party clothes for home. 

All children must have a set of spare clothes/underwear and this can be kept in the classroom. 


We use all of our senses as appropriate to learn about and celebrate the world we live in.

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Please contact the school office if you would like to find out more about our school Nursery.

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