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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to St. Chad's C of E Nursery

Your teacher is Miss Hough.

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Brittleton on a Monday-Thursday and Mrs Ellis on a Friday.

Your Welfare Assistant is Miss Hall.

Mrs Hilton will cover PPA, typically on a Thursday afternoon.


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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

Life on the Ocean

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

The interests of our children become the springboard for our learning. These are then linked to books to allow the children to take their play further. This ensures that all children are engaged and motivated to learnWe love stories here at St. Chad's and books can take us to far away, magical lands or can they open our mind to the universe in which we live.

Phonics is at the foundation of the learning that takes place as we enjoy songs, rhymes throughout the day and we enjoy games such as Sleeping Bear to develop and hone listening skills . Numbers and recognition of numerical patterns builds a confidence with counting, problem solving and spatial reasoning. Communication and developing language whilst building trusting and nurturing relationships with all children is at the heart of our Nursery.




 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 0-5, 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 will receive a book each week to share at home. We welcome you to bring in your child's favourite stories for us to share at story time.

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. Nursery have their lunch in the school hall, looked after by Mrs Ellis and the school midday assistants.

Breakfast and after school club is run by an Ofsted rated company called S4YC. 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 encourage the children to collect their spare clothes and dress themselves (with a helping hand if needed) so please make sure clothes are labelled and recognisable to your child. 


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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