Welcome to Nursery!!

Each half term in Nursery, we use a book that we think the children will enjoy to hook them into learning. Through the book we extend their vocabulary, practise lots of important skills and generally widen their experience.

The story we are using this half term is Monkey and Me written by Emily Gravett.


Everyone loves this story. We have been getting to know the characters by painting our favourites. Look at our brilliant writing!






We have been moving in lots of different ways like the different animals in the story.

We have created our own story maps and even added new animals to see.


We have made some shape animals on the light table too!

Next we are going to change the main character. Maybe Monster and Me will go to scare some animals!

At home you could create more versions with different animals to see. Maybe you could use the internet to find some unusual animals. You could watch how they move on YouTube and have a go at copying their movements.

 We have been learning about shape and are going to use different shapes to create an animal silhouette. Perhaps you could help with shape by;

  • Going on a shape hunt – cut a circle, square, triangle and rectangle out of old card, give them to your child and see if they can find different things around the house to match it.
  • Use the card shapes to play What’s Missing? Put out the card shapes in a line. Take it in turns to hide a shape while the “detective” has their eyes closed. Can you work out which is missing?
  • Describe a shape for your child to work out which shape you are talking about. Use words like straight, curved, long, short, corners, sides.
  • This game on the internet(tablet friendly) is really great for creating pictures and seeing how shapes can fit together. There are lots of opportunities to chat about shape.
  • https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/pattern-shapes/


Mrs Taylor, Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Beswick



 World Book Day




From pirates, Paw Patrol and princesses, to Coraline and Cat in the Hat, we all had great fun on World Book Day (even though it was delayed by the snowy weather!)

We had a day filled with lots of favourite stories and rhymes. We talked about the characters we were dressed as and showed off our costumes in a special assembly.

Individual photographs of the children have now been published on Tapestry. If you do not yet have a Tapestry account or your invitation has expired, please come and see one of the nursery staff and we will send an activation email so that you can keep in touch with everything your child is doing at school.