Nursery News

Term 4


We are very pleased to say that our new children have settled in well and are fully engaged in their learning.

Nursery Bear

As we are already half way through our school year there will not be enough time to ensure all children will be able to take Nursery Bear home. Therefore we think it is appropriate to say that the children who started in January 2019 will have this opportunity next academic year.

What are we learning?

Please continue to look at the posters on the ‘Parents Notice Board’ to see what the children will be learning each week. They can provide ideas of what you can do at home.

In Maths

We will be playing games every day to support the children’s ability to recognise numbers 0-10. We will also be playing games to encourage the children to represent numbers by drawing dots or lines. Such as playing skittles, rolling a number die and drawing the matching amount of dots.

Communication Language and Listening (CLL)

As well as continuing to explore rhyming words we will be playing games to develop the children’s ability to hear initial sounds in words. During rhyme time we will also introduce our SFA letter sounds. Next week we will be sending a letter home explaining this in more detail.

Topic: ‘Our Community’

We will be using the internet and non-fiction books to find out about our local environment. We are also looking forward to some special people we have invited in to tell us about their jobs such as: the librarian from Armthorpe library and Rhiannion who plays professional rugby. We would also welcome anyone who has a job in the community such as: builder, nurse, shop assistant to come in and talk about what you do. If this is possible please contact a member of the Nursery Team.

‘Communication Language and Listening‘ is always a priority when we are planning our activities and we often find that the children engage well when they can talk about places in and around Doncaster where they have visited.

 New Arrivals Monday 1st April: we are all very excited as this is when the Happy Chick Company will be delivering the eggs and equipment so we can observe the chicks hatching.  

Look out for the text with the live link so you can observe the chicks hatching at home.

Early Essence Update:

Thank you very much if you have accessed the system to upload pictures or videos of what your child/children are learning at home. It has been helpful to see the different skills that they are using. If you would like your login details again so you can access what your child/children have been learning, please see a member of the team.


Will continue to be every Wednesday in the hall. This half term the children will be moving in different ways such as: skipping, jumping, slithering or rolling as well as moving to music.  Please ensure your child wears their PE kit with long hair tied back where necessary.


Family Homework

Thank you to everyone who has brought in their ‘Family Homework’ the children really enjoyed talking about how they made their pictures and models.

Snack: Just a reminder, snack is 50p a week, which we will collect per half term. The total for this half term is £3.50


Thank you for your continued support.

Miss McGeachie, Miss Evans,

Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Ross

> Chinese New Year

Thank you to Mr & Mrs Wu at Shanghai Chinese takeaway in Armthorpe for bringing in the delicious food for the children to sample.

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