Welcome to Nursery

A warm welcome to all of our wonderful pupils and families to our Nursery class homepage. We cannot wait for all of the adventures that are waiting for us this year! We have made a super start to the year already- getting to know each other, making new friends and exploring our new learning environment. We have been busy enjoying getting involved with lots of different activities such as our daily playdough disco, write dance and story rhyme time, learning in the outdoor classroom, baking cakes in the mud kitchen, practising our cutting skills, exploring technology and our visit to the school library and sensory room.  Please visit our class page regularly to see updates about what we have been doing in class and celebrating our achievements. You will also find our medium term plan and newsletter to let you know what we will be learning about this half term. Thank you for your ongoing support.


The nursery team are;

Mrs. Drury (Monday- Wednesday)

Mrs. Barrie (Wednesday-Friday)

Miss. Conway (Wednesday-Friday)

Miss. Stout

Miss. Burton

Coach James (City in the Community) joins us every Wednesday for our P.E sessions

Sheila and Stacey join us for lunchtime every day

Mrs. Moorcroft is our EYFS Leader

Nursery Autumn 1 MTP

Nursery Autumn 1 2019

Our visit to Smithalls Farm

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Smithalls farm with our wonderful nursery children this year. We had an action packed day exploring and learning all about the many different animals that lived on the farm- from the pigs, sheep, cows and donkeys to the alpacas, wallabys and meerkats! We are incredibly proud of all of our nursery children who were immaculately behaved throughout the day and were extremely polite and well mannered towards the Smithalls farm staff, who made some lovely comments about how St Clare's nursery presented themselves. We'd like to thank our wonderful parent volunteers who helped us on our visit to the farm, which wouldn't have been possible without their amazing support. We hope you enjoy looking through the fantastic moments we captured on the day. 

Coach trip

Nursery visit to Smithalls Farm- coach trip

Tractor ride

Nursery visit to Smithalls Farm- tractor ride

Donkey rides

Nursery visit to Smithalls Farm- donkeys

Milking the cows

Nursery visit to Smithalls Farm- Milking the cows

Pets corner

Nursery visit to Smithalls Farm- pets corner

Feeding the animals

Nursery visit to Smithalls Farm- Animal feeding

Adventure play

Nursery visit to Smithalls Farm- adventure play

Summer Term 1

This half term we have been very busy learning all about minibeasts! We have been nature detectives and explored our outdoor classroom to find insects hiding under logs, on leaves and in the soil. We have shared some wonderful minibeast stories, Mad about minibeasts, Norman the slug with the silly shell, The bad tempered ladybird, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Superworm. We have also looked at some information (non-fiction) books and learned some interesting facts about so many different creepy crawlies! We have enjoyed making potions to help save Superworm, designed and created Superworm superhero capes, dug for treasure, produced our own giant spider web, desgined and decorated a new shell for Norman the slug and made some delicious fruit kebabs with repeated patterns for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Minibeasts in Nursery

Spring Term 2

Our new topic is 'Growing'. We are learning all about how plants, animals and humans grow and we are doing lots of work around 'Jack and the Beanstalk', The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Enormous Turnip and The Easter Story. Please have a look at the documents below to see how you can help at home with your child's learning.

Nursery Growing MTP Spring 2

World Book Day!

This week in nursery we have been been busy celebrating World Book Day! The theme this year was 'bedtime stories'. We started our day listening to a new story, 'Do not open this book' by Andy Lee, read by Miss McGarry- we loved listening to this very funny book together as a school. Back in class we shared some of our favourite stories whilst we drank some lovely warm chocolate and we even took a trip to visit the school library in the junior building! We also created some lovely under the sea art work inspired by our whole school story, Flotsam by David Wiesner.  What a wonderful day, well done everyone!

Nursery world book day


Ahoy there me hearties! This half term we have been very busy learning all about pirates! We have walked the plank, explored some pirate maps with our sphero robots, investigated floating and sinking, designed and built our own pirate ships and hosted our very own pirate day! What a super few weeks we have had nursery!


Spring Term

Our new topic this term will be Pirates! This is a fantastic topic that the children are sure to enjoy and we will provide lots of fun learning opportunities. To see what we will be learning and to get some ideas of how you can help at home, please look at the documents below:

Nursery Spring 1 Medium Term Plan

Nursery Spring 1 Pirates Newsletter

New Years Resolutions

In nursery we have been learning all about Epiphany and the Kings' journey to Bethlehem to visit the new born King, Jesus. We talked about our New Years resolutions and decorated our very own stars. We then role play the journey the Kings took to meet Jesus, holding our stars in the air as if it were the star the Kings used to guide them to Bethlehem. Well done nursery!

Nursery New Years resolutions


Christmas 2018

What a wonderful term we have had! We have all been very busy getting ready for our Christmas celebrations and have enjoyed getting involved with many exciting activities from our Christmas nativity and Christmas Carol concert to our delicious Christmas lunches and Christmas parties! We hope you enjoy looking through just a few of our recent photos that capture some of these treasured memories. Thank you to all of our wonderful pupils and their families for all of your support this term. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas Carol Concert

Nursery Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Nursery Christmas Dinner 2018

Nursery Christmas Buffet 2018

Christmas Nursery 2018

Write Dance

The nursery children have enjoyed being involved with our daily write dance this half term where they have had the opportunity to develop their gross motor skills through making giant movements with their bodies to music. They then follow a choreographed routine using their chalk to make giant lines, circles and spirals on the playground floor. Well done Nursery!

Nursery Write Dance


Nursery Christmas Stay and Play

We were delighted to invite many of our families in to the nursery this week to join their children with our Christmas stay and play sessions. The children loved showing their families around the nursery and showing them some of their favourite activities to do during their time with us in the nursery. We invited our parents and carers to get involved with our class play dough disco which was great fun and we enjoyed some story time together with the very hungry caterpillar! A wonderful day enjoyed by all. Thank you to all of our wonderful families for your continued support. Merry Christmas everyone!

Nursery Christmas Stay and Play 2018


Autumn 2

What a wonderful start to our second half term. We have all been extremely busy in nursery over the last couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy taking a look at some of the activities we have been getting involved in. From our journey to the School Chapel to deliver our harvest donations, getting messy with a giant pumpkin, our wonderful visit from our new friend Samantha the school nurse, teaching us all about being super hand washers, and our fabulous pieces of art work to celebrate friendship and kindness, bonfire night and Remembrance Day. 

Nursery Autumn 2


Welcome to our Nursery page.  Please visit often as we will post lots of exciting information about our learning journey along with photographs of our activities.  Please click on the file below to learn more about our topic for the first half of the Autumn term.

Nursery Autumn 2 MTP

Nursery Autumn 2 Newsletter

Nursery Curriculum Overview 2018

A warm welcome to all of our new nursery pupils and families. We have had an excellent start to the year and we have already been busy taking part in so many exciting activities. The children are thoroughly enjoying their coaching sessions on Wednesdays with their teachers and coach, James, where they have enjoyed learning new skills and developing their knowledge and understanding of physical activity, health, well being and sport. Our daily play dough discos and write dances have been well received by the children who are always thrilled to take part in this wonderful opportunity to develop their fine and gross motor skills for their physical development. The children are settling in to school life extremely well and we are excited to be sharing this part of their journey with them. Well done nursery for a super start to the year!


Visitors to our nursery:

We have been so lucky recently to have some special visitors on our nursery.  Our nursery children were so polite and well behaved for our visitors and made our visitors feel very welcome - and the nursery staff very proud.

Our first visitor was Catherine form the dental team.  Catherine came in to talk to the children about how to look after their teeth by choosing healthy foods, regular brushing and visiting the dentist.  The children had some wonderful answers for Catherine's questions and some even got to role play the dentist and the patient! 

Our second visit was from Alison and Elizabeth from the library.  They spoke to the children about going to the library to borrow books and attend the various sessions such as lego club!  Alison then read the children a story called "Max the Brave."  Some children were asked to help and play the parts of the different characters in the story.  The children were very excited to receive their own pack from the library containing the story of "Max the Brave," for them to take home and share with their families.  

Nursery Autumn 1 2018





 The nursery team (L-R):

 Blazing Barrie, Electric Evans, Super Stout and Daring Drury!!!

 AKA Mrs Barrie, Miss Evans, Miss Stout and Mrs Drury







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