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Welcome to Nursery!

...with Mrs Evans, Mrs Mallett, Mrs Nash, Mrs Brookes, Mrs Beresford and Mrs Leah.


In Nursery our learning is play based.  We foster independence to enable your child to be resilient, engaged and motivated in their learning. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  Your child will gain various skills across the seven areas of learning:


Picture 1 Personal, social and emotional development
Picture 2 Physical development
Picture 3 Literacy
Picture 4 Mathematics
Picture 5 Understanding the world

During the session your child will have a short class time with their keyworker which will focus on literacy skills, social skills, mathematical skills, letters and sounds and the world around us. At the end of the session there will be a whole class singing and story session. Throughout the session your child will be involved in play in the indoor and outdoor environments.



To ensure the safety of all children at Puss Bank Primary and Nursery School we have specified times for entering and exiting the main school site during school hours.


The main metal gate will be opened between 11.40-11.50 am to allow you to collect your child at the end of a morning session.  It will then re-open between 12.10-12.20 pm to allow you to drop your child off for an afternoon session.


The gate will be supervised by the caretaker at these times.


We ask you to be prompt when picking up and dropping off.


If you arrive at school outside of these times we kindly ask you to go to the main reception desk to speak to a member of staff.



Off We Go

Picture 1

We hope you have had a great Christmas with family and friends.  Did Father Christmas receive your letter about what you would like for Christmas?  We look forward to hearing all about this special time when we see you next. 


Our topic this term is ‘Off We Go’.  We will be 'going on a bear hunt', finding out what we can do with a stick and making fantastic creations with small and large boxes.


Later in the term, we will be going on a transport walk along the Buxton Road to look for all the different modes of transport that we can see.  We also hope to have some special visits from a train driver, a fireman and our local PCSO to find out how they help us in our community. 


At the end of term we will also have an Eggstravagasta Sing Along where we will show you our fabulous Easter Bonnet creations and sing some of our favourite Easter songs.  We look forward to seeing you there.



Each week we will be introducing a story and nursery rhyme of the week.  Please feel free to practise singing the nursery rhyme and ask your child re-tell the story we have been reading each week.




On Sudden Hill

Here we go around the Mulberry Bush


I'm a Tiger in the Jungle

Where the Wild Things Are

Five Current Buns

Rosie's Walk

Polly put the kettle on

We're Going on a Picnic

Down in the Jungle


You could also take a trip to the local library to find a different version of the story or join in with the Rhyme Time classes they offer under 5's on a Monday afternoon 2.30-3.00 pm or Tuesday morning 11.00-11.30 am.



Remember to look at the Nursery notice board in the entrance, this will keep you up to date with our weekly topics and any other information you may need to know.

Look at what we have been doing!



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Curriculum Leaflet - Spring 2020