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Good morning and happy Monday.

Some fun activities to do this week. All activities will support your childs fine motor skills.You can find more fun activities on instagram page otplayfortoday

Play Dough Dough Crocodile


  • Roll play dough into a sausage using two hands
  • Use thumb and index finger to pinch spikes on to the crocodiles back
  • Roll small pieces of play dough into balls to make eyes.
  • Use individual fingers to poke holes into the crocodile

See what other animals you can make with playdough. You could make 5 currant buns and sing the song with your child. Make a cake with play dough and put different amounts of candles into it. This will encourage number recognition and quantity.


Activity- Sorting socks. 

Give your child a basket full of socks. Can they sort the socks into pairs. Then you could make a washing line (tie a piece of string between two chairs)encourage your child to peg the socks on the line. Practice opening pegs using thumb and index finger.



Phonics Play

Children can accsess phonics play from home. Type Phonics Play into Google.

User name: march20


Try some fun phonics activities. Nursery children should work on phase one phonics with some children, especially children going into reception phase 2 phonics.

Thank you Nursery staff.


 A Fun Activity to do with your child is to make their own playdough. It is a little messy but it will develop their hand muscles, getting them ready to write 


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • splash of cooking oil

Mix it altogether. You could also add food colouring, glitter or even laveandar for sensory playdough.


Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well. Whilst were off school, nursery staff will post different activities for you to do with your child. All the activities will be fun and playbased but will develop your childs writng skills and fine motor skills. 

Everyone keep yourselves safe and we hope to see you very soon

Nursery staff


Activity- Shopping List


  • Place a piece of paper on the table or floor
  • Have your child look for pictures of food items in magazines and leaflets
  • Encourage your child to cut out the food items using scissors
  • Stick them to the paper using glue, to make a shopping list

Encourage your child to use scissors independently and talk about the initial sounds they can hear in the items they have cut out.


Acitivity-Scissor Trails


  • Cut a piece of A4 Card into quarters
  • On each card, draw a trail to follow- choose from vertical line, horizontal line, circle, wavy line, curved line
  • Draw a stick person at the beginning( left) of the trail and an item of intrest at the other end of the trail e.g ice cream cone,house, car, train
  • Cut along the trail using scissors

Stick a sticker on their thumb to remind them to hold the scissors with their  thumb up









Welcome to the Nursery web page. smileysmiley

We hope this will keep you informed of all the events and activities happening in Nursery.


Nursery Staff


Nursery 1 -  Mrs Carr, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Jones

Nursery 2 - Mrs Doyle, Mrs Appleton and Mrs Spence 








Nursery Hours

Morning session:    Nursery doors open at 8:45 a.m. for drop off

                               Nursery doors open at 11:45 a.m. for collection


Afternoon session: Nursery doors open at 12:30 p.m. for drop off

                               Nursery doors open at 3:20 p.m. for collection



30 hour provision: Monday - Friday 

                              8:45am - 3.20pm





Please note: Nursery doors will be locked at 8.55am.  If you arrive after this time you must take your child to the school office.


Meet & Greet

At the beginning of every Nursery session our Parents/Carers are invited into Nursery with their child to help with settling in. However, this is not compulsory - we know how busy grown ups can be!


Nursery Uniform

Children have the opportunity to wear a uniform - this is not compulsory. The uniform consists of jogging bottoms, a t-shirt and a jumper.  Please ensure your child's uniform is clearly labelled with their name to avoid any confusion. We ask that children's footwear be appropriate for the child to be able to put on and take off their shoes independently - please avoid anything with laces!

If your child wears ear rings, please take them out before your child enters nursery.

Please note - We have plenty of spare clothing is your child has an accident, so please do not worry.


Eating and Drinking

If your child is staying in Nursery for the full day, they will require you to bring a packed lunch to school with them. Please be realistic about how much you put in their lunch box - only put in what you know they need for a simple lunch. Please put your child's name on their lunchbox, as you can imagine, we have many of the same type coming in.


Throughout every Nursery session, your child will be offered free access to water and fruit for the entire duration. They will also have the opportunity to sit down every morning and afternoon for a snack.

Please note - We are a healthy eating school, so would strongly discourage children to be eating any unhealthy snacks such as sweets, chocolates or crisps.


What happens on the first day of Nursery

If you have previously attended Nursery, then you should follow the normal Nursery routine and drop your child off at the Nursery doors. If this is your very first day in Nursery, then you should come to the school office with the your child. We will then take you and your child to the Nursery and welcome you. We understand this is a big day for both Parents/Carers and children and we will do all we can to help.  We will never leave a child in distress during those first few hours, and if we need to, we will contact you if your child needs to be collected early so to support a more graduated approach to starting Nursery.


Please note - Before your start date, Parents/Carers and children are more than welcome to regularly visit the Nursery, to 'stay and play'. This will help your child become familiar with their next big step to Nursery School and it will also help lessen any anxiety a parent might be feeling.

If you do feel anxious about your child starting, please do not hesitate to come in or phone and speak to any member of staff. We will be more than happy to answer any questions.

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