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St Hild's College C of E Aided

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Welcome to Nursery


Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed some quality family time.

This term we welcome Miss Jones into our Early Years team. We are looking forward to exploring New Life through our school topic Voyage of Discovery.

Here are some of the fun activities we have been doing during the first part of the Summer term.

These activities helped us to build on our PSE skills.

These activities help to build on our language and communication skills.

These activities helped us build on our physical skills.

These activities help us to build on our literacy skills. We looked carefully at the book, From Seed to Sandwich as part of our Bug Club Phonics. Our book by Jill Murphy was On My Way Home.

These activities help us to build on our mathematical skills.

These activities help us to build on our creative skills. The artist we explored this term was Vincent Van Gogh, we looked carefully at his painting , ‘Sunflowers’.

These activities help us to build on our knowledge of the world. We have had lots of fun learning about the King’s coronation.

Early Years abbreviations. 

PSE - Personal, Social & Emotional.

PD - Physical Development. (Gross & fine motor skills)

C & L - Communication & Language.

M - Mathematics.

L - Literacy.

U the W - Understanding the World.

EA & D - Expressive Arts & Design.

Spring Term 2.


This term we have enjoyed exploring the world of dinosaurs, alongside special events and exploring our interests.

Some of the activities we enjoyed to help us develop our PSE skills.

We develop our fine and gross motor skills through all areas of learning.

Some of our Literacy activities.

Some of our Mathematics activities.

Exploring our knowledge of the world around us, past and present.

Expressive Arts and Design through music and being creative.

Spring term 1. The children have been travellers and exploring space through the different areas of learning. We have also celebrated Chinese New Year! We have explored Winter too. We have had a very busy Spring Half term.

To support our PSE we have continued with turn taking activities and looked again at our class contract to help settle our new friends. We have also talked about the importance of crossing the road safely.

To help us extend our vocabulary each week we have explored objects linked to our topic.

We have done lots of activities to help us develop more confidence and become stronger with our gross and fine motor skills.

Here are some of the fun activities we have experienced to help continue to develop our maths skills.

This terms story by Jill Murphy was ‘Whatever Next!’ The children have loved this story and all the fun activities we did to help us further our Literacy skills.

To help us develop our Understanding the World skills we have loved going on journeys to the moon, celebrated Chinese New Year and looked closely at Winter.

We have been very creative, designing rockets and exploring the artist Van Gough and his famous painting, A Starry Night.

Autumn term 2.
At the end of last half term we said goodbye to Mrs Young, wishing her well with her new post. We welcomed Mrs Fox into the St Hild’s family at the start of the second part of Autumn Term along with some new children.


To help us with developing our PSE skills we are continuing to learn our rules to make nursery a happy and safe place to be alongside learning some British values and our school values. The children have been taking part in lots of different activities encouraging them to take turns and be patience whilst waiting your turn. 

To help us extend our vocabulary we describe an object each week linked to our topics.

We explore our gross and fine motor skills through all our areas of learning.

To help us with our mathematical skills we have been doing lots of noticing. We are continuing our learning to recognise groups of up to 3 objects and learning to understand how we know there are 2 and 3. We continue to regularly sing number songs to help with our counting.

We continue to enjoy a wide range of stories and rhymes daily, we also enjoy some phonic related activities. 

There have been lots of events this half term, including; Children in Need, Anti-Bullying day, Road Safety, Remembrance Day & Guy Fawkes. We have enjoyed the story Joseph and his Coat of many Colours, The Creation & Jesus and his Baptism, then looked at our experiences of Baptism. We are starting to learn about The First Christmas. All of these help us to extend our knowledge in understanding our world.

Through expressive arts & design we have been creative with our art skills, exploring musical instruments and dancing.

Autumn Term 1.
To help us settle into nursery life we do lots of activities to develop our PSE skills.

To extend our listening and vocabulary skills we do lots of noticing about objects related to our topics.

We do a range of physical activities throughout all our areas of learning.

This term we are doing lots of noticing!  We are developing our foundation of maths skills. Is there 1, 2 or 3, how do you know that? We are looking at objects and talking about their properties. Is it heavy or light? Does it have angles or sides? Curved lines or faces? Is it big or small? 

To help develop our Literacy skills, we sing lots of rhymes and enjoy stories in different ways. We do phonic activities using musical instruments.

The children have been extending their knowledge of the world through Harvest, baking, International Dot Day, exploring Autumn and looking at their history, we talked about what they could do when they were a baby and what they could do now. 

The children have been getting creative using a variety of art skills and exploring musical instruments.