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Marvellous Me

Our topic this half term is 'Marvellous Me'. We spend this time getting to know our new children and families and welcoming back our returning children. The children will learn lots about themselves, their families and each other. Please keep checking this page for updates on what we have been doing so far. 

Important Dates for this Half Term

Dates to Remember for Nursery Autumn Term


Every Friday morning and Wednesday afternoon is P.E day. Please try to avoid putting your child in dresses and tights and laced shoes. This will start once we feel that the children are settled and we will let you know when we plan to start PE

Learning Together and Library

Every Wednesday is library day and our ‘Parent Learning Together’ session. This is 9:00-9:30, starting this week.

Early Essence Workshop

Monday 15th October 1:00-2:00 or Tuesday 9th October 9:10-10:00. Miss Adams will lead an Early Essence workshop for you to track your child’s learning journey in nursery. You should have all received your log in now. Please bring it along to the workshop.


Monday 8th October – Tempest School Photographers. If your child does not attend school on this day you will have an opportunity to bring them along for their photograph taking in the morning or the afternoon.

Stay and Play

Thursday 25th October. 9:00-10:00. If your child does not attend on this day you are welcome to bring them along to a chosen session.

Harvest Festival

Friday 26th October – Harvest Festival Service in Church. If your child attends nursery on this afternoon we will take them across to church, if not, you are welcome to bring them to the service. All families are welcome to join the service. Time to be confirmed.

Opening and Closing

Nursery closes for Half-Term – Friday 26th October.

Nursery opens – Tuesday 6th November.

School Applications

Closing date Tuesday 15th January 2019. You can apply now!

Home Visits

We have had a fantastic time visiting all of our new boys and girls at their houses. It has been great to learn about their interests at home, who lives in their house and also meet some of their family and pets. 

Thank you for welcoming us into your homes. 


Week One - Welcome to Nursery

We are amazed at how great the children have settled in. We have had a few tears but these did not last long. It was lovely to see our older children and welcome them back. They have grown so much over the summer!

Our children have enjoyed having their snack together and getting to know each other. 

We have been painting and drawing ourselves this week. The children have also enjoyed learning outdoors too. Our story this week have been 'Owl Babies'.


Week Two - All About Us

The children throughly enjoyed learning outdoors this week. They have enjoyed taking turns and sharing the bikes and also the water outdoors. The children have also enjoyed continuing to draw themselves.


Week Three

We went on a seasons walk too. The children looked carefully at the nature around us. We collected some items from our walk including leaves, sticks and mud.  We then examined them with magnifying glasses and put them in a tray! 

This week the we have thoroughly enjoyed mark making this week. The children have continued to draw themselves and some children have had a good try at practising their names. 



Week Four - 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'

This week we have been hiding Billy the goat. We then used positional language to talk about where it was hiding. We also enjoyed our story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and we created some bear pictures and a bear cave. 

Outdoors this week the children have loved the sand. They were trying hard to problem solve to create a big sandcastle without it breaking. 


Week Five

What a fantastic week we have had. It was fantastic to see so many families at our learning together too! This week we have been learning about shapes and talking about them using the words 'big', 'small', 'round' and 'tall'. The children then noticed some shapes in the environment and described them!

The children have also enjoyed beginning to learn about harvest. This prompted and interest in farms and our farm small world is now out for the children to build upon. 

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