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During the Autumn Term, our topic is titled

'Ourselves and Festivals'. 

During Autumn 1, our learning will focus on:


Our Two year-old's classroom time will focus on the following  stories: 

Nursery Rhymes, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Foxes Socks and

Each Peach, Pear Plum..


Our three and four year old's classroom time will focus on the following stories : Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and Each Peach, Pear Plum.  They will have the opportunities to recognise familiar characters and join in with repeated refrains. 


During our weekly phonics sessions, we will play many games that will help your child to discriminate between different sounds that they hear (Environmental sounds, instrumental sounds and Body Percussion). It is important that your child has plenty of experience listening to and joining in with nursery rhymes, stories and poems.


During our weekly Number sessions, we will explore the world of Number Land. In Number Land, we explore numbers 1-6, one week at a time. We create a garden for each number, bringing each number alive and taking it from the abstract to something they can understand.

We start with number 1.

Number 1 has a circle garden because circles have one side. It has a house with one window, one tree in the garden, a tower made with one brick and a flag that says one. Number One, themselves, has one eye, one star and their name 'One' written. 

A triangle could not go in Numberland 1's garden because 'it is not 1 it is 3'. A tower made with 5 bricks can not go in Numberland 1 because 'it has 5 bricks, it belongs in Numberland 5.' 


We spend a week exploring each Numberland garden at a time 1-6. 


Please visit to find out more. 


Our weekly Problem solving sessions involve simple (but meaningful) number problems, explored through games and songs. These sessions involve rehearsing numbers 1-10 by singing Number rhymes. We count each object with 1:1 correspondence and explore the number order principle and cardinal principle (final number said for a set of objects). We add 1 more using familiar objects and songs. We will sing '1 potato, 2 potato', '10 marching teddies', '10 little fingers and 10 little toes', 5 Little Pumpkins'. 


Please visit NCETM for more information on the different principles of counting. 


Reading and sharing stories

We will share many stories with your child each week, reading one on one, in small groups and all together at home times.

Our home time stories will be - Toddle Waddle, Shark in the Park, All Are Welcome, Wow Said the Owl, Hello Autumn, The Very Last Leaf, A Gift for Amma and The Best Diwali Ever!



In addition, we will of course be enjoying so much more learning through play!


Please do not hesitate to contact

with any questions you have.



What to bring to nursery?

  • Named coat
  • Named wellies (which can be left at nursery)
  • Named bag with spare clothes
  • Named sunhat and named sun cream (weather depended)
  • If your child is still in nappies then please bring a pack of nappies and wipes to be left at nursery. Alternatively, bring enough nappies and wipes in a named bag for that session. 
  • If your child is bringing in a packed lunch - named packed lunch box and named water bottle. (those having a school lunch do not need a water bottle.


If you have any questions then please email them to


Take care!

The Nursery Team

Mrs Evans, Mrs Nash, Miss Webb, Mrs Beresford, Mrs Chamilla, Miss Nolan


Paying for childcare


Information on how to get help to pay for childcare, including Tax free Childcare

Activities across Macclesfield Children's Centres


Please follow the link for a weekly timetable of the events happening across Children's Centres in Macclesfield.'s-centres.aspx


Important Dates for your diary


Autumn Walk

Thursday 12th October – please see letter


Harvest Sing-along

Wednesday 18th October 2.30pm KS2 Hall

Thursday 19th October 9.15am KS2 Hall

Thursday 19th October 2.30pm KS2 Hall

(This is only for Mrs Evans’ and Mrs Nash’s Key worker groups)


Parent’s Evening

Wednesday 1st November or

Thursday 2nd November

(letter to follow)


Christmas Nativity

Monday 18th December 9.30am / 2.15pm KS2 Hall

(This is only for Mrs Evans’ and Mrs Nash’s Key worker groups)


Family Christmas Craft

Monday 18th December 2.15pm in Nursery

(For those in Miss Webb’s, Mrs Beresford and Mrs Legg’s key worker group only)


Nursery Christmas Party

Wednesday 20th December AM

(for those in on Wednesday AM session only)

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