Welcome to Nursery

Our time in Nursery will be spent helping your child become inquisitive, engaged and enthusiastic in their learning.
We will work hard on developing friendships and language skills through carefully planned play-based activities inside and outside.

Our curriculum covers all areas of the EYFS and is based around books to foster a love of reading and writing and to develop interests in a range of topics.

Information for parents
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Nursery Chatter

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Time to say goodbye 👋

09-07-2024

Thank you for joining us this morning for our celebrations 🎉

We are lucky to have been able to share this year with your children and hope you all come back to say hello.

We finished the day with a party lunch and party games this afternoon. ☺️😊

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Spanish day 🇪🇸

09-07-2024

We had lots of fun celebrating Spanish day, making Spanish flags and doing Spanish dancing 💃

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Nursery Picnic

05-07-2024

Thank you too everyone for joining us for our picnic and all of our delicious food 🥘

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Picnic Time 🧺

03-07-2024

It was so lovely to see you all at our picnic and thank you for all the delicious food. 😋

keep those hearts topped up with love and we hope they help you all as you move onto new classes in September. ❤️

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Challenge time

24-06-2024

We set the children a range of challenges to see if the children could  complete the challenge before the timer ends.

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Fantastic Family Picnic

21-06-2024

A fantastic community picnic. The sun shone.

An amazing community food table with so many lovely dishes to share.

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Thank you to Mrs Naylor for our wonderful Music Assembly today 🎶 🎤

19-06-2024

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Supporting our metal health by doing something that is fun and makes us laugh.

18-06-2024

Banana Boat song.

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100 Star Jumps to complete our daily challenge for Alder Hey.

17-06-2024

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It’s been a busy day in Nursery! Time to take break in the sunshine ☀️

14-06-2024

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We have been busy placing the correct number of dogs into the dog beds. 🐶 🐕

14-06-2024

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

23-05-2024

Today we had lots of fun making teddy bear bread , by spreading the chocolate spread and using bananas for the ears and raisins for the eyes.   .

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What a joy to see these two retelling our story from last week. ?

21-05-2024

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Were Going on a Bear Hunt

20-05-2024

Today we have made some teddy bear bread using chocolate spread , bananas and raisins.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us this afternoon for stay and learn.

17-05-2024

we enjoyed sharing our activities and rhymes with you all and look forward to seeing you next time. ☺️

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We have been busy talking about and sorting healthy and unhealthy foods. ????????

17-05-2024

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The very Hungry Caterpillar ?

16-05-2024

We are munching our way threw one apple, two pears, three plums, four strawberries and five oranges ?

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It has been a busy after at stay and learn. Thank you for everyone who joined us. ☺️

14-05-2024

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Look at our slide!

14-05-2024

We have worked hard to build this slide and have used our muscles to balance as we climb up and down it.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar ?

13-05-2024

Today we have enjoyed making fruit kebabs after listening to our new story.

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Spider hunting in the sunshine ?️?

10-05-2024

We have been learning about spiders this week and have been looking at similarities and differences.

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We have been very busy retelling our story this afternoon. ?️

10-05-2024

We have learnt all the Makaton signs for the animals in our story and then used them to retell the story.

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It’s been a busy day using our fine motor skills to thread webs for the spiders and using our subitising skills to count spiders! ?️?️

09-05-2024

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Enjoying the water with spiders and numicon. ?️

07-05-2024

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Thank you to all our families who joined us for stay and learn this morning. ?

03-05-2024

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Nursery Stay and Learn

30-04-2024

Today we welcomed parents to stay and learn, we had a lovely morning! This week we have been looking at the book “Aaaarggh Spider” lots of our activities had a spidery theme. ?️

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We have been busy baking cakes and making hats ready to celebrate Maisie’s Birthday ?

26-04-2024

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Look at these two working at their laptops in the sunshine. ? ?

23-04-2024

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Today we have baked cakes to help celebrate Maisie’s Birthday ?

23-04-2024

Maisie Mouse in our story is having a birthday! ? ? ?

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It’s been a busy and messy morning expanding our vocabulary using gloop. ?

19-04-2024

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We have been busy sharing how we celebrated Eid. ?

18-04-2024

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EYFS Nativity

12-12-2023

Thanks so much to all parents and families for coming to see our Nativity performance today.
Our next performance will be on Thursday 14th at 1.30pm.

Many Thanks.?

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EYFS Nativity

12-12-2023

Thanks so much to all parents who attended our Nativity performance today.

Our next performance will be on Thursday 14th at 1.30pm.

Many Thanks

 

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Today we have read I Like Trains!

20-11-2023

We have printed trains with blocks and made marks to represent train track, trains and signals.

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We had lots of Pudsey fun on Friday whilst raising money for charity.

20-11-2023

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Thank you to all our parents who joined us today to help us celebrate World Nursery Rhyme week. We had lots of fun sharing our rhymes and activities with you all.

14-11-2023

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We have been busy learning about Diwali the festival of light. We have moulded dough into Diya lamps. Made marks to create Rangoli patterns and wrote our names in our cards we have decorated.

13-11-2023

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Nursery creative area

18-10-2023

We have had lots of fun in the creative area

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Super balancing outdoors

18-10-2023

Super balancing outdoors #smithdowneyfs

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Lots of team work with the blocks

18-10-2023

Lots of team work with the blocks #smithdowneyfs

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Dancing and freezing to the beat in music today…

18-10-2023

We had lots of fun in music this morning dancing and freezing to the beat. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmusic @ResonateHub

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It’s been a busy afternoon looking at big and small…

18-10-2023

It’s been a busy afternoon looking at big and small. We worked hard sorting acorns. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmaths @MasterTheCurric

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Today we made our own leaf man…

18-10-2023

Today we have read The Leaf Man and made marks to represent the different places he passed in the wind. We then made our own leaf man. #smithdowneyfs

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Using Autumn nature to create our faces

18-10-2023

We have been busy using Autumn nature to create our faces. #smithdowneyfs

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It’s been a busy morning learning dances to Disney classics

18-10-2023

It’s been a busy morning learning dances to Disney classics. I just can’t wait to be king! ? ? our roar’s are amazing! #smithdowneyfs

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looking at ourselves as babies and talking about our families

18-10-2023

Today we have been looking at ourselves as babies and talking about our families. #smithdowneyfs

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Represent our feelings with colours

18-10-2023

We have been busy filling our jars with colours to sort and represent our feelings. #smithdowneyfs

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Music with Mrs Naylor ???

18-10-2023

Music with Mrs Naylor ???

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Music with Mrs Naylor

18-10-2023

Music with Mrs Naylor’s scarfs today ???

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Making rainbows in Nursery today

18-10-2023

It has been a busy day sorting colours and making rainbows in Nursery today. #smithdowneyfs

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We have been using the colour monsters from our new book

18-10-2023

We have been using the colour monsters from our new book to match the monsters and investigate five frames. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmaths #smithdownreaders

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Recognising our emotions…

18-10-2023

Recognising our emotions and placing how we feel on the zones of regulation board. #smithdowneyfs

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It’s a busy morning at the zoo today!

18-10-2023

It’s a busy morning at the zoo today! Preparing food for the animals and learning new vocabulary from our story. #smithdowneyfs

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The story box brought us lots of animals from the zoo…

18-10-2023

The story box brought us lots of animals from the zoo. We enjoyed guessing which one was behind the door. We then went on an animal hunt and painted our favourite animal. #smithdowneyfs

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Playing with the dinosaurs, balls and friends are what we enjoy the most. ?

18-10-2023

Counting how many children are in school today and then drawing what we like doing in school. Playing with the dinosaurs, balls and friends are what we enjoy the most. ? #smithdowneyfs #attendancematters

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Early years learning about different colours

18-10-2023

Today we have been looking and learning about different colours. #smithdowneyfs

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We have been busy today learning Incy Wincy rhyme…

18-10-2023

We have been busy today learning Incy Wincy rhyme and using our motor skills to manipulate dough into spiders. ?️ #smithdowneyfs

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Nursery – music ?

18-10-2023

Movement and music ? @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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Fun with foam today

18-10-2023

Fun with foam ✋? @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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Early years music

18-10-2023

Movement with music @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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Today has been all about Incy Windy Spider ?️

18-10-2023

Today has been all about Incy Windy Spider ?️ we learnt the rhyme, used our hands to paint spiders and manipulated dough to create Incy Wincy. #smithdowneyfs

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It’s been a busy afternoon in Nursery!

18-10-2023

It’s been a busy afternoon in Nursery! We have been singing the wheels on the bus song and making marks to represent the different choruses of the rhyme. ? #smithdowneyfs

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Making lots of new friends in Nursery…

18-10-2023

It has been a busy day making lots of new friends in Nursery. ?#smithdowneyfs

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This afternoon we have been singing the wheels on the bus…

18-10-2023

This afternoon we have been singing the wheels on the bus and then made marks to represent the bus. #smithdowneyfs

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Making our own mindfulness jar to help us breath

18-10-2023

We have been practising breathing and relaxing exercises and then made our own mindfulness jar to help us breath. #smithdowneyfs

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Dough disco

18-10-2023

Strengthening our muscles with some dough disco. #smithdowneyfs

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Our first full day in Nursery today

18-10-2023

We have been so busy playing and learning on our first full day in Nursery today. I am so proud of our fantastic superstars. #smithdowneyfs

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We have had lots of fun in the sun today welcoming our friends back for another busy year in Nursery

18-10-2023

We have had lots of fun in the sun today welcoming our friends back for another busy year in Nursery. We look forward to making lots of new friends over the next few weeks. ?☀️ #smithdowneyfs

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