Nursery - Shrimps 2019 - 2020

Mrs Nolan


Shrimps Nursery Class

Autumn Term 1 2019


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to all of our new children starting in Nursery this term. And a warm welcome back to those children who are returning to our nursery following their Summer Break!

My name is Mrs Nolan and I am the Teacher in charge of Nursery. I am really looking forward to our Autumn Term together, we have lots of exciting learning opportunities coming up. Our Topic this half term is 'All About Me', followed by Traditional Tales, then leading onto 'The Magic Of Autumn'.

What do we have to explore in the nursery? 

We have a home corner role play area with some kitchen furniture and dressing up clothes, where the children can imitate roles of their family members, cooking breakfast, caring for babies, etc.

Our maths area has lots of opportunities for counting and sorting and playing with and exploring shapes. There are number birthday cakes to count candles onto and pretend its your birthday. 

The children will continue to enjoy the 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 will have 'The Gingerbread Man', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'The Three Little Pigs' puppets and books into the book area to retell using the puppet theatre.

In the small world area the children will be able to select their own small world baskets to play with; these include doll's house, cars and garage, trains and traintrack, farm and animals, dinosaurs, zoo and jungle animals, Paw Patrol figures, etc.

Play dough, the children can select and use of a variety of resources and tools which are available every day! What colour will it be each week? What does it smell like? The children will continue to enjoy exploring the smells and different textured play dough.

Our writing area has a variety of mark making tools and lots of opportunities to practise forming letters in theur name. There are chalk boards, sand and glitter trays, gel pouches for making marks in.

There are lots of other fun areas to explore, such as; the large and small construction area, ICT area and our sensory tray, which has a range of different shape and coloured breakfast cereals at the moment.

Our outdoor area also has sand play and a large water tray to explore what we can do with water and sand. There is also a mud kitchen for the children to create and explore using mud and any other natural materials they can find outside. They can use tools for digging and will learn to dress themselves in the waterproof kits and wellies.

There is also other small world tuff spots, or exploring trays. The children can choose large construction outside and build with planks, crates, poles and materials for den building etc. We have a range of balls and throwing and catching equipment. And a role play shed where the children can find dressing up clothes, prams etc.

Forest School

We will begin Forest School Sessions on Tuesday mornings within the next few weeks, once all our new 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.


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 Bridgwater (TA)

Mrs Hulme (TA)



















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Christian Theme of the Month

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

"Show proper respect to everyone" Peter 2:17

In school we will be:

Exploring our core school value of Respect.

Encouraging pupils to show respect for themselves, for each other and for everyone we meet.

Exploring how we can respect and celebrate difference.

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