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Welcome to Nursery!

...with Mrs Evans, Mrs Mallett, Mrs Nash, Mrs Brookes, Mrs Beresford and Miss Wilson.


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.



Ourselves and Festivals

Picture 1

We hope you have had a great Summer holidays with family and friends.  Where did you go during the holidays? We look forward to hearing all about your adventures when we see you next. 


Our topic this term is ‘Ourselves and Festivals’.  We shall be using various stories and non-fiction texts for our topic and we will begin with the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  We will taste different porridges to see which one we like best!  Help tidy and set the table for when the Three Bears house return from their walk and order lots of items according to their size.


Later in the term, we will be going on an Autumn Walk to look at the changes around us, collect leaves and conkers to create some stunning Autumnal arts and crafts.  Please join us, everyone is welcome!  We will also have a visit from our local PCSO who will talk to us about being safe as it becomes darker. 



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.




Betti and the Yetti

Baa baa black sheep

Pirates Next Door


10 Little Fingers and 10 Little Toes

1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a fish alive

Giraffes can’t dance



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.

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Ash Grove Children's Centre

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Nursery Information Booklets

Curriculum Leaflet - Autumn 2019