St Oswald's CofE Academy

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Welcome to Nursery

Who's Who

Mrs Holst - Nursery Teacher

Miss Burrell - Learning Support Assistant


Routine and Information

P.E. takes place on a Friday Morning. Children are encouraged to take off and put on their own socks and shoes. Please try to avoid shoes that your child finds particularly difficult on Friday’s where possible.

This term our Topic is ‘We can imagine and believe.’ This Topic is focused around traditional stories and fairy tales.

All of our learning will focus around a different story every two weeks. Our topic stories for this term are: The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Each Peach Pear Plum.

Our literacy will be strongly linked to our topic stories, and we will be doing lots of focus on oral blending and segmenting to support children’s early reading and writing. (For example children can put together the sounds c-a-t to make the word cat, or if you say the word cat, can your child tell you the different sounds that they can hear in the word.) We will continue to develop creativity through role-play, singing and dancing and painting, drawing, cutting and sticking, playdough and cooking activities. 

We will use our Interactive whiteboard, class computers and iPads to support learning and development in all areas.

We will continue to learn outside, using our outdoor area, the Trim Trail and visiting the forest area. Mark making and Number work will be embedded into everyday activities and there will be a strong focus on speaking skills as well as social skills this term, including making new friends and playing as part of a group.

New Children:

We are looking forward to welcoming some new children into Nursery this term so your children may talk about their new friends.

Please ensure that your child has a change of clothes in a named bag. Little accidents often happen when they first start nursery for all sorts of reasons and this is quite normal. Children also need a pair of wellies and a waterproof that can be kept at Nursery.

Please make sure the Nursery staff are aware of any changes to who will be picking up your child.  

Please do look at the Topic Web as this gives a comprehensive over view of the areas of development we will be assessing. Please talk to us about your children’s learning at home as this helps us to plan activities for them in Nursery.

We are really looking forward to working with you and your children this year, please do come and speak to us of you have any questions or problems. We will be available most mornings when children are dropped off or collected. smiley




Our new teachers for next year will be Mrs Kemble (Mon, Tues) and Mrs Parrot (Wed, Thurs, Fri)  

VE Day enrichment tutorial from staff - week beginning 4th May 2020

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We have a little video from the teachers, helping you to understand our enrichment week of home learning for this week. Watch the video before you begin. Don't forget to send us photographs of all your themed learning activities to share. Good luck and have fun!

Home Learning - Week 1 and 2 - What the Ladybird Heard.

What's happening this half term - Topic Web

Home Learning Week Beginning 30th March 2020


Websites to link to Home Learning: - This has some fab activity sheets and printable activities. You can also search for more activities related to our focus story each week. 

#stayathomestorytime on Instagram – Oliver Jeffers stories read aloud by him each day.  Maths games online.  Phonics games online Number blocks episodes on the BBC iplayer.  


Plus - do not forget to log in to class dojo for keeping in touch during the week. You can send videos, photographs and text messages to us through this service.

Mrs Holst

TTS education booklet - a great resource for fine motor skills and creative activities for your child to last over the coming weeks!

Harvest 2019 video for Foundation Stage

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Song - Big Red Combine Harvester

Harvest 2019

Useful Websites


If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Nursery team please send us a message.