Nursery - Shrimps 2018 - 2019

Mrs Nolan


Shrimps Nursery Class

Autumn Term 2018


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to all of our new children starting in Nursery this term. And a warm welcome back to those children who are continuing in the nursery this year!

My name is Mrs Nolan and I am the new Teacher in charge of Nursery. I have moved from teaching in the Reception Starfish class to the Nursery as Miss Morris has now moved into Reception Class. I am so excited to teach your children this year and know that we are going to have lots of fun learning throughout the year.

What do we have to explore in the nursery? 

We have a home corner role play area, where the children can imitate roles of their family members, cooking breakfast, caring for babies, etc.

We have a maths area with lots of opportunities for counting and sorting and playing and exploring shapes.

We have a new sand area and a new book corner where the children will be encouraged to talk about what they see in the books, use puppets and props to retell familiar stories. There are also musical instruments to explore sounds and some sensory sticks to explore... these look magical!

We have a new garage and vehicles on the car mat to play with and play dough available every day!

Our writing area has a variety of mark making tools and lots of opportunities to practise forming letters in theur name.

There are lots of other fun areas to explore, such as; small world and construction areas.


Forest School

We will begin Forest School Sessions on Tuesday mornings within the next few weeks, once all children are settled. We go out in all weathers except very high winds. Please ensure your child has lots of warm clothing, wellies and waterproofs for each Tuesday morning in cooler weather and sun screen and a sun hat in warmer weather. The children will need long sleeved tops and long trousers (not shorts) even in warm weather to prevent scratches from the trees. A letter will be sent home soon about this.



Look out for a letter this week, we will be sending one home with your child about this (week commencing 10th September). Over the next few weeks we will be learning 'All About Me' and would like you to help your child fill a small box (eg, like a shoe box). They can then bring it in and we will share what are special things to them in their box. This is a great listening, talking and turn taking opportunity....what is special to your children? What will your child put in their box?

Book of the Fortnight!

We have a range of books in our book area, they are really enjoying looking through them and choosing different ones for story time. Last week their favourite was the traditional tale, 'The Three Little Pigs' and with this book they have enjoyed using the puppets alongside looking at the book and talking about the pictures. We will be doing some fun learning activities around this book over the next fortnight. this will link to 'All About Me' as we talk about our homes and who lives with us. If you have this story at home you can encourage your child to help you with retelling the story, using pictures to help us and speaking any repetitive phrases to the story.


Water bottles and changes of clothes

Please remember your child will a need a named water bottle for each day at Nursery and a change of clothes in a bag with their name on the outside please. Thank you for your co-operation.

Please could you return any clothes you have had to borrow from Nursery promptly. Thank you.


Early Years Breakfast Club and Sandcastles

Early Years Breakfast Club (8-9am) and Sandcastles (3-6pm) will run in Nursery for Nursery and Reception age children to offer you wrap around care.

Please see Mrs Nolan for more details.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Nolan (Teacher)

Mrs Bridgewater (TA)

Mrs Hulme (TA)



















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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Trust'.

"When I am afraid I put my trust in you" Psalm 56.3

In school we will be:

Exploring the concept of trust.

Encouraging pupils to further develop a trusting attitude.

Exploring who we can trust and how we know if someone is trustworthy.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.