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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 you will find Miss Hough, Mrs Penn and Mrs Hilton.

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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


Our learning continues on from the work about New Life that that we did in the spring.

In our topic 'Growth' we will be thinking about what plants, animals and humans need to grow and stay healthy. We will be reading books such as Jasper's Beanstalk and learning how to grow beans and learning from Errol's Garden about healthy eating. Towards the end of the term we will be creating out very own unique Wonder Garden! 

Ready Set Ride continues with Mrs Penn taking the children onto the playground on balance bikes. 

Our older Nursery children will be bringing reading books home. The children will be starting on Lilac band books. Please spend time with them, talking about  the images in the books, thinking about what the characters might do next and making up your own words to go with the story. Please share these with us!


The older children who attend Nursery on a Friday afternoon will be taking part in Forest Schools with Miss Matzen. This is a very exciting and all are looking forward to the sessions.

Our Summer Term topic web is available for you to look at. Please click on the document above. 


 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 counting out a given number of objects from a set. Children will be learning to share a given number of objects and will be learning to recognise numerals to 10.

Literacy: this term we will be learning letter sounds in greater depth. Helicopter Story time, an immersive story telling session that captures the imaginations of children and adults alike, are a favourite in Nursery and we always look forward to the performance at the end of a session.

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

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. 


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