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30th March

Hello Nursery 

I hope you are all busy at home and having lots of fun learning.  I would love to see what you are doing and you can email me, upload photos onto tapestry or post on the schools twitter account.  Stay Active and enjoy.   

The ideas from last week are still good to continue with and I have seen on social media that tumble tots are doing live sessions, these would be fun!

Below are the new ideas for this week.  I hope to see your learning soon.

If you would like me to set up a new login for Tapesrty please email me-




You can always contact me on the following email address 


Please have fun 

Baking, playing board games, singing songs and nursery rhymes, reading/sharing books, being active in the garden, looking for shapes/numbers all around us, helping to count objects, making marks with chalks, sand, mud, pens.

Below are some links for further ideas....

Phonics https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+jolly+phonics+song&view=detail&mid=445A94170D3161DB23E3445A94170D3161DB23E3&FORM=VIRE

Number games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Reading - www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Craft Ideas - twinkl eyfs free resources

Phonics- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/- phase 1 or phase 2

Please take photos of your fun learning and post on your childs Tapestry Account.

If you have not already registered on Tapestry and you would like to please contact me on 


Welcome to Nursery where learning is fun

We Offer ....

15 hours provision from the age of 2 

15 or 30 hours provision from the age of 3

Early Years Foundation Stage- Statement of Intent


Our Early Years Curriculum aims to lay a secure foundation to prepare our children for future learning.  Children engage in learning from the very start and we aim for all our children to leave us as happy, confident and skilful communicators who are curious about the world around them. 

Our ethos in Early Years is to support children’s personal, social and emotional development and therefore we provide a high level of wellbeing to enable the children to be ready to learn. All staff work hard as a team to provide a positive, caring and welcoming atmosphere where the children feel secure.  We respect all families and aim to develop a positive relationship with each one.

We believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual and we are passionate about enabling all children to achieve their full, unique potential.  With this in mind, we use observations to assess the individual needs of our children.  We then carefully develop our flexible EYFS curriculum that is delivered mainly through a topic based approach and that excites and engages our learners and builds upon their individual needs and interests.

All staff work hard as a team to support all children to meet or exceed our ambitious expectations. 

Children in both Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published in March 2014 by the DFES.  The seven main areas of learning are:

The Prime Areas:-

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The Specific Areas:-

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are at the heart of our EYFS Curriculum and all the learning experiences the children engage in allow us to utilise and develop these skills

Our learning environment both inside and outside is well organised and all resources are accessible to all learners, which develops their ability to access the curriculum independently.  Our environment is calm, purposeful and conducive to learning.

We aim to provide every child with the support they need to flourish.

The full document is available to read below

Foundation Stage Staff

As we work together as a foundation Stage your child may work with the following members of staff.


EYFS Staff

EYFS Lead/ Nursery Teacher   Mrs Molden

Reception Teacher                Miss Gregory

Teaching Assistants               Mrs Birks,

                                          Miss Lea

                                          Miss Dutton


Things to Remember

Goody Bear might come to stay with you for the week end.  If he comes to your house please encourage your child to look after him and add to his diary.

PE Kits can be kept in school.  PE will be on a Thursday.

Book Bags are changed on a Friday and can stay at home for the week to enable your child to become familar with the book they have chosen and begin to retell it themselves.

Our Outdoor Learning environment is used every day in all weather.  Please send your child with a warm coat and appropriate  footwear.

We Love Reading

In Nursery we are learning to.........

  • Understand what we are reading together
  • Talk about books- using pictures to help us
  • Talk about the main characters
  • Hold the book correctly and turn the pages 1 at a time
  • Find the front of the book and the title
  • Know that the text is read from left to right
  • Choose our own books and explain why
  • Enjoy a variety of fiction and non-fiction
  • Say what we like or don't like in books or stories

You can help at home by :

  • Sharing lots of books 
  • Enjoy spending special time together, reading a bedtime story every night
  • Talking about the story and how we can use the pictures to help us to tell the story
  • Taking your child to the library to share a book
  • Show your child how you read for different reasons every day
  • Look at print in the environment, names of shops, cafes, labels on food
  • Share the reading book from Nursery and bring it back to be changed weekly
  • Remember you can log onto bug club where you will find lots of books to share


Stay and Play (Working in Partnership with Parents)

Each term we have a stay and play morning where parents/carers are invited to spend the morning in Nursery.  This is an ideal opportunity for your child to show you all their hard work and you can share the good fun.  Thank you to everyone who came to our Autumn Stay and play.

Mums and Tots

Every Tuesday 9-11.15 we have our 'Tots session.' 

All free and all welcome. 

We provide quality learning experiences for the children and refreshments. 

  Come along and have a chat.

Parents are Partners at St Augustine's 

Parents enjoyed exploring practical ideas to develop skills in mathematics.  A fun morning was had by all.

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