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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 Worrall on a Friday.

Your Welfare Assistant is Miss Ormandy.


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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

Marvellous Me!

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

Marvellous Me

Within this topic we will be getting to know each other and share what we like and what we dislike. We will begin to recognise that we may be similar to others but that we are also different. We will be celebrating our similarities and differences.

Children will be encouraged to share their favourite activities, stories and rhymes and we will spend time building these into our daily activities. Role play will focus around the home and this will be tailored towards the children's interests such as special trips to McDonalds, going to the cinema or days out at the zoo. The play will be led by what we learn about your child and here at St. Chad's Nursery we invite you to share your experiences at home. THe home learning app Seesaw is a great tool of communication and you are welcome to share photographs, videos and comments. The news that we receive is shared with the children during the school day and this helps to develop communication and language skills.

Topics progress through a weekly focus book from which we pick up the children's interests. These interests inform the activity planning to ensure that all children are engaged and motivated to learn.

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. 




 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.

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 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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