Category Archives: Nursery

‘Lent’ in Nursery

Lent is a time to grow in love to be more like Jesus and to look forward to Easter. In the Gospel, Matthew makes it clear that in loving and caring for other people we are loving and caring for Jesus. Nursery and Reception gathered together on ‘Ash Wednesday’ to mark the beginning of Lent and to receive their ashes. We discussed the meaning of ‘Lent’ and prayed together for forgiveness.



Nursery parents and grandparents shared a special moment with the children. They made ‘Lenten’ promises and hung them on our beautiful ‘Lenten Tree.’







Talk for Writing in Nursery

In Nursery we have been reading the story ‘Rosie’s Walk.’ The children listened to the story whilst we drew a story map together. Actions were given to each part of the story. The children repeated it everyday until they could read the story independently by following the story map. At the writing table we drew…Read More

RE in Nursery

In RE we have been been looking at what a ‘celebration’ is and how the parish family celebrate. What is a celebration? Why do people celebrate? Can you celebrate on your own?   We looked at photos of ourselves at our Christmas party. We noticed our special clothes, special food and the fun we  had…Read More

Nursery ‘Estimation Station’

As part of our ‘Great North Maths Hub’ learning walk Nursery made an ‘Estimation Station.’ The aim was for the children to have a good guess how many things were in each container and then check by using their counting strategies. They then had to find their number on the number track. The lesson was…Read More

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Our topic in Religious Education is ‘Belonging’ and in Reception and Nursery we having been talking and finding out about Baptism. The children enjoyed joining together and acting out a Baptism in the school hall. We discussed the signs and symbols of Baptism. The children decided the baby’s name was George. We choose some parents…Read More

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ in Nursery

Nursery have had a fun filled activity week focussing on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children used their lovely big voices to join in with the repeated refrains. They also drew their own depictions of the story and made a ‘narrow gloomy cave’ with Mrs Walton! We cannot wait to explore…Read More

Our Nursery Philosophy

As we reach the end of a very busy half term, we reflect on the giant steps that have been made by the Nursery children in such a short space of time! We have a very strong philosophy in Nursery with specific outcomes and it is fair to say they have all been reached with…Read More

Eggshell STEM experiment in Nursery

How strong is an eggshell? Eggs seem pretty fragile. We went ahead and dropped one, it broke really easily. An eggshell is actually quite strong, but just how strong? We tried a couple of ways to test out our eggshell strength experiment. We used books and we used water. We also compared eggs with 2…Read More