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Nursery and Preschool

Welcome to Nursery and Preschool

Autumn Term


Welcome to the Nursery and Preschool class page!


Welcome back. It is lovely to see our existing children returning to our nursery and preschool class and we are very excited for some new children to join us! We look forward to doing lots of exciting learning with the children and working together with parents and families.


Mrs Leyland is the nursery and preschool class teacher and Early Years Leader. Mrs Quereshi will also be teaching in nursery and preschool two days a week, usually on a Wednesday and Thursday. We start the Autumn term with three key workers; Mrs Ubaid, Miss Iqbal and Mrs Patel, who will work closely with the children in their key worker groups to support them with their learning.


This half term, the topic is 'All About Me'. After spending the first few weeks establishing rules and routines and settling in the children, we will be using books to support the learning in the classroom. 


Our first book will be 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. We will be looking at the vocabulary in the book before we try to use these words to tell parts of the story through role play before ending our topic with a tiger tea party! Look out for our tiger themed provision, we will be making tiger stripes in different ways, playing a target game to feed the tiger in our outdoor area and making food for the tea party.

We will also be looking at the book A Squash and a Squeeze. Again we will explore the vocabulary and characters in the book then move onto retelling the story. In provision we will be exploring different textures and doing lots of squashing and squeezing to help get our hand strong and ready to write.

We will also be learning about Nursery Rhymes linked to our topic and learning about Autumn as the seasons start to change.

Please look at the information sent home when we start a new book so you can support your child at home with their learning. You are very welcome to come into the classroom to see our learning board, where you will be able to see all the exciting learning that we have been doing in nursery and preschool.


This term we will be focussing on the Prime Areas of learning; PSED - personal, social and emotional development, C&L - communication and language development and PD - physical development.

The nursery children will be learning to sit for short periods of time and take turns and share. They will also be learning to follow simple instructions and use words and simple phrases to communicate. They will be encouraged to access a range of activities such as the climbing equipment and mark making equipment to develop their physical skills.

The preschool children will be learning to sit for stories and songs as well as sharing, taking turns and working together. They will  be developing their language skills through story telling and will be encouraged to use longer sentences to communicate. All preschool children are taking part in a daily physical development activity to get their hands and bodies strong. This will help them later in the year when they learn to write. Mrs Leyland will also start taking the preschool children over to school for Friday assembly in small groups. 


Key dates

Friday 27th September 2019 - Tiger tea party. Children may come to school as tigers on this day.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 - support for parents with school admissions

Thursday 17th October 2019 - children finish for half term

Monday 28th October 2019 - children back after half term

Friday 13th December 2019 - Winter Fayre

Tuesday 17th December 2019 - nursery and preschool Christmas production

Thursday 19th December 2019 - Christmas parties

Friday 20th December - Children finish for the Christmas holidays at 1.30pm. There will be no afternoon session but the afternoon children are welcome to attend the morning session.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us, we are here to help. smiley