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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.

Mrs Penn will join us on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Miss Birch will join us every lunch time and on a Tuesday afternoon.

Welcome to Spring Term Welcome to Spring Term Welcome to Spring Term Welcome to Spring Term Welcome

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

Growth and New Life

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

Within this topic we will be learning about what we can do to stay healthy as well as learn about life cycles of plants and animals.

We will be playing games that allow our new friends to get to know each other and to help them settle into their new learning environment. The last few months have been a very different time. Some children have been self isolating, some have been in Nursery as part of our bubbles and some children returned when Nursery reopened. in recognition of this, we are going to have a larger focus on emotions and will be reading lots of books and playing games that will allow our pupils to process all that has been going on. Books by Todd Parr and Michael Morpergo will provide a foundation of personal, social and emotional development. In light of our topic we will also be celebrating traditoinal tales such as The Enormous Turnip and the classic children's tale, The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

We have started to use Seesaw to support our home learning. We will be sharing learning activities on Seesaw for you to access easily at home. We welcome you to use Seesaw to share any adventures that you might have outside of school hours. These can be shared with their new friends at snack time.



 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 by authors such as Todd Parr and Oliver Jeffers will be shared and we will also be reading popular fiction books and traditional tales. All Nursery children will bring home a book of their choice to share with their family. 

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. 


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