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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 Hilton and Miss Birch.

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Our Nursery class continues to be closed at present due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Please see the attached letter below for further information.

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As we are learning at home we have joined Seesaw, a home learning app.

On here you can access all activities that are planned for your child's learning and you will be able to upload photographs, videos and examples of the work that is being done.

We appreciate your cooperation at this time and hope you enjoy sharing the learning with your child.


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

Beasts Big and Small

Throughout this topic we will be learning about creatures from the very smallest minibeasts through to the very biggest, the dinosaurs!

We be reading stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar to help us to learn about life cycles and the days of the week. We will discover how to find out new information through the use of non-fiction texts and how to use the internet to find out new information. Nursery will spend time listening to stories such as Tyrannosaurus Drip which will promote discussion about similarities and differences between our friends and our families. We will also use the book to look at the different types of dinosaur and how they lived millions of years ago.



 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. 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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