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PE Day & PE Kit

PE will take place on Monday.

Please ensure you child comes to school in their PE Kit on that day.

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Snack Money

We provide a healthy snack during both morning and afternoon sessions.  This will be a time when the children sit at a table with an adult, share a snack with their friends, develop an awareness of healthy food and nurture conversational skills.  This is a valuable opportunity to enjoy learning in a real life context, eg. to use mathematical language when counting to share pieces of cheese or describing the length of a variety of bread sticks. 

  • Please note it is vital we are aware of any allergies or dietary requirements - please talk with us if your child cannot eat or be in contact with certain ingredients.

  • Please pay £2.00 per week for your child's snacks; you can pay weekly, a few weeks at a time or for the whole half term, whichever you prefer.  This half term is 6 weeks long, if you prefer to pay for the whole half term the cost is £12.00.

Reading Books

Please share a book with your child every night, this is an incredibly valuable way to spend time together.

Knowledge Organiser

Information regarding specific learning is available via this website; each half term you will be provided with a summary of topic based, experiential learning.



Our half-termly homework grids contain learning activities for you to enjoy together; these will support & extend your child’s/children’s learning in Nursery.  You will receive printed copies of these & they are available via this webpage.


Recent Terms Archive

Welcome to the Nursery

at Bewsey Lodge

Our topic this half term is:



This half term we are learning about fruit and vegetables, we will be tasting, cooking, and growing many fruits and vegetables. We will plant herbs in our outdoor learning area & fruit and vegetables in our allotment.

These fiction & non-fiction titles are the focus books during this half term; they relate particularly to our learning in literacy & understanding of the world.

In mathematics, we will continue to count at every opportunity & extend understanding of number by focussing on more, less, one more & one fewer.  We will continue to recognise & talk about shape, also we will focus on extending understanding of length, weight & capacity.


The Early Years Curriculum is based in holistic learning and development; throughout their day in our Nursery, your child will be continually learning within one or more of these areas simultaneously.

Communication & Language

When speaking & listening we will be extending our understanding of more words & using a wider vocabulary.  We will develop our ability to investigate & answer by focusing on ‘why’ questions.  We will enjoy listening to longer stories & exploring non-fiction books, we will talk about them, extending our ability to remember characters, plot & information.  We will focus on conversational skills to describe, suggest and organise ideas.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

We will continue to develop our sense of responsibility & appreciation of our nursery community.  This half term we will focus specifically on relationships.  We will learn about initiating & nurturing supportive relationships.

  • week 1: to know how to make friends

  • week 2: to try to solve friendship problems when they occur

  • week 3: to help others to feel part pf a group

  • week 4: to show respect by how we treat each other

  • week 5: to help selves & others when upset/hurt

  • week 6: safe adult - to know & show what makes a good relationship

Physical Development

We will continue to use one-handed tools & equipment eg, pens, pencils, scissors, with a comfortable grip & with good control.  Our self help skills will improve as we learn to use more fastenings, buttons, zips, laces …  We will show a preference for a dominant hand.  In music & dance we will use & remember a sequence of movements, including, balance, jumps & travel.  In PE we will be developing athletics skills as we prepare for sports day.


We will further develop our phonological awareness; this means we will be spotting & suggesting rhymes, counting & clapping syllables in words & recognising words with the same initial sound.  We will use some of our print & letter knowledge to write labels, lists, our names & simple sentences.  We will talk about what we write & read together.


Mathematics is part of many activities in nursery, this half term we will be concentrating on numbers past 5, recognising how many without necessarily counting them, showing finger numbers & linking quantities with numerals.  We will be focusing on comparing quantities & sizes of objects.  We will use the growth of plants to describe a sequence of events, weight & height.

Understanding the World

Through investigating & observing the natural world whilst growing fruit & vegetables, we will develop a wide vocabulary to talk about what we see & feel.  We will respect & care for nature as we use our senses in hands-on exploration; our outdoor learning space will include flowers of many colours, herbs & flowers which smell, bamboo which we can hear a sit sways in the wind ….

  • week 1: outdoor learning focus, planting our allotment

  • week 2: planting beans & growing beanstalks

  • week 3: set up a farm shop in Nursery

  • week 4: making & tasting vegetable soup

  • week 5: tasting a fruit rainbow & making fruit salad

  • week 6: forest school focus, compare to our winter & spring visits

Expressive Arts & Design

When drawing & painting we will include more detail & explore colours & colour mixing.  In music related learning we will listen with increased attention to sounds & sing a large repertoire of songs with melodic shape, we will learn to pitch match.  Also, we will design & make imaginative & complex small worlds, exploring & joining different materials with a variety of textures.

If you would like to learn more about the early Years Foundation Stage framework, here are two useful links:

Resources to support your child in their learning

Special Events in Nursery

Drop-In Sessions   Wednesday 17.04.’24

                                Thursday 18.04.’24

All parents & carers are invited to drop in between 3.45pm & 6.00pm to gain an insight into children’s learning in Nursery & discuss progress.

Stay & Play   Wednesday 15.05.’24

All families are invited to join us, during the nursery day, please come along to stay, play & learn with us.  We offer afternoon & morning sessions; between 10.30am & 11.30am also. between 2.30pm & 3.30pm.

Sports Day   Thursday 23.05.’24

All families are invited to join us on our sports day.  It would be great if families could join us 10.45am - 11.30am or 2.30pm - 3.15pm.


For application details and any questions or queries please contact the school office;

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