Class Teacher:

Mrs Johnson

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Hughes


Welcome to Nursery.  In our Nursery class, Mrs Johnson teaches the children and Mrs Hughes is the Nursery Teaching Assistant.

The Nursery school day begins at 8:55 am and ends at 12.00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Nursery Staff will be out in the playground each morning at 8:40 am ready to greet parents and children.

If parents/carers wish to discuss any matters, they can email Mrs Johnson directly using the email address


Our Nursery Morning

Every morning in Nursery, we have a ‘Good Morning’ carpet session that focuses specifically on developing the children’s Communication and Language knowledge and skills. We also have daily Early Reading and Mathematic sessions.  Throughout the week, we focus on all aspects of the Early Years Curriculum through Adult Directed/Supported learning activities, to ensure the children receive a full range of experiences.  Our environments are also set up specifically, to enable the children to demonstrate what they know and can do; whilst also encouraging challenge through learning.

The Prime Areas of Learning, which include: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language run seamlessly throughout our setting in all aspects of teaching and learning, they are at the heart of all that we do.

Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.

Daily snack

Every morning in nursery we offer the children a piece of fruit and a carton of milk, this happens at 10.45 am.  This snack time is a very important part of the children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development and teaches the children about the importance of a healthy lifestyle from a young age. The children also have their own, named water bottle so that they can access water independently throughout the morning.  A bagel is also offered each morning on arrival, the children look forward to this as part of their Good Morning routine.

Important weekly events in Nursery

 From Autumn 2 onwards, Forest School takes place biweekly, every other Thursday

If it is your child’s turn for Forest School, could you please ensure that they have their Forest School kit with them.

Forest School Kit:                               

  • Warm waterproof coat.
  • Wellington boots.
  • Older clothes to wear that are appropriate for the time of year to keep the children warm.
  • Spare socks.
  • In Autumn, winter hats, gloves.

We will provide the children in Nursery with waterproof trousers to wear over their clothes.

Friday Morning – PE – 

From Autumn 2 onwards, please send children in to Nursery every Friday morning dressed in their PE kit.  They must wear school uniform every other morning.  Many Thanks! 

Daily Outdoor Physical Development

We  have daily Physical Development sessions in the outdoor area.  The children really look forward to riding on the bikes, using the balls and moving in a range of ways.  Developing their Physical Skills is such an important part of their learning at this stage; building large gross motor movements also supports their early ‘mark making’ (writing) knowledge and skills.



 Parent Communication and Language Sessions 

These take place once every half term.  We share speech and language expectations and tips with parents, working alongside their children.  Dates will be shared a few weeks prior.

Library Books

The Nursery children will bring home a book of their choosing from the class library.  They are allocated a day each week to bring their book in to school and change it for a new one.    This is an exciting way for the children to be introduced to bringing a school reading book home every day.  You will receive a letter informing you of your child’s day – if you need reminding then please ask a member of staff.  If your child is absent from school on their reading day then please send their book in on the day they return so that it can be changed.

They children will also bring home a book to share that is linked to their Early Reading teaching and learning.


Nursery Weekly Homework

You will receive your child’s homework each week via Google Classroom.  We also post other messages on this platform.

Once your child is set up on Google Classroom, weekly ‘Home Learning Challenges’  are posted on here every Monday morning. There is a specific challenge set for each day (the focus of the challenges incorporate all aspects of the Early Years Curriculum throughout the week.) The challenges link to the children’s learning in Nursery and allow you as parents to share in their learning achievements every week.  Please comment on your child’s Google Classroom Page to give feedback each time they complete their weekly homework tasks.

We really value your feedback; parental voice is key to your child’s learning and helps us to set their next steps.

Google Classroom

Learning Bear Targets

The children are set three specific and individual targets for each term that they are in Nursery.   These targets focus on developing their knowledge and skills in the Prime aspects of their learning.  They have one Personal, Social and Emotional target; a Physical Development target and a Communication and Language Target.  Parents and Carers set these targets together, in doing so we are able to truly support the needs of the whole child


Parent Workshops

Each half term in Nursery and Reception we will invite you to join us for a Parent Workshop.  Every workshop will begin with a short presentation explaining ‘what’ and ‘how’ your child learns, linked to each aspect of learning during their Early Years Education at MBA.


Half term Parent Workshop Focus

  • Autumn 1: PSED (Family Snack Morning)
  • Autumn 2: Early Reading
  • Spring 1: Mark Making/Physical Development
  • Spring 2: Mathematics
  • Summer 1: Understanding the World
  • Summer 2: Expressive Art and Design

We will inform you at least two weeks before of the date and time for Workshops.

We will also invite you to a Forest School Learning Session in the Summer Term.

Useful EYFS parent websites to support early learning and development

Nursery knowledge maps 

To support teaching and learning in Nursery, we have created ‘Knowledge Maps’ to help the children to remember key knowledge and subject specific skills, across all aspects of their early learning.  Please click on the links below to view the individual maps and use them to support the children to recall key knowledge that they have been learning.  We will inform you each half term about the children’s learning topics – you will then be able to click on the appropriate maps to support your child’s learning.

nursery knowledge maps shared

throughout the year

We are currently focusing on: Explorers Spring 2 and Summer 1


Nursery Knowledge Map All about me

Nursery Knowledge Map My History

Nursery Knowledge Map My Town

Nursery Knowledge Map Art

Nursery Knowledge Map Physical Development

Nursery Knowledge Map Shape Space and Measure

Nursery Knowledge Map Number

Nursery Knowledge Map Reading

Nursery Knowledge Map Writing

Nursery Knowledge Map Dinosaurs

Nursery Knowledge Map Explorers

other information  

2023-2024 Teaching and learning information

Curriculum Map


half Termly Newsletter

Spring 2 Newsletter


half termly Nursery Knowledge curriculums 2023-2024

Nursery Autumn 1 MTP Knowledge Based Curriculum 2023 PDF

Nursery Autumn 2 MTP Knowledge Based Curriculum 2023 PDF

Nursery Spring 1 MTP Knowledge Based Curriculum 2024

Nursery Spring 2 2024 MTP Knowledge Based Curriculum pdf

Nursery Summer 1 MTP Knowledge Based Curriculum 2024 PDF


Take a look at our learning environment…



What we are up to…

We are currently Explorers in Nursery, learning all about the wonderful World around us.  We are enjoying some amazing stories, such as Handa’s Surprise, Handa’s Hen, Whatever Next and The Train Ride.

Take a look at some of the activities we have been experiencing throughout our Nursery year:


We will be learning lots of letter sounds, to support our Early Reading and Writing Knowledge and Skills.  This is supported by our daily Early Reading lessons and story times.

We love to share our lovely learning experiences in Nursery, we have featured some below…  Please keep checking our page for updates about, what we are up to and also, Twitter.





We also hold free stay and play afternoons 

families with 2 and 3 year olds are very welcome to come along and learn together through play.  this is a wonderful way to introduce your child into a nursery setting.

This will be held the First Wednesday of every month, 2-3.15pm.  Sessions will take place in the Nursery classroom and will be led by Mrs Johnson, our experienced Nursery teacher.  

This terms dates are: 

Wednesday 10th April

Wednesday 1st May

Wednesday 5th June

Wednesday 3rd July

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