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General Information


Staff: Our staff in nursery are Miss Wood and Miss Wiberg (Tuesday and Friday mornings) Supporting us in Nursery is Mrs Mayfield.


Reading challenge: We encourage parents to stay and read a book to their child at the beginning the session so that their reading chart can be ticked and children can receive reading certificates. Books may be borrowed from our Nursery library to read at home.


Home Learning: We love to see examples of learning that the children complete at home independently or with their adults. Please bring any home learning or pictures that have been completed to Miss Wood. Photographs can be sent to (subject: FAO Miss Wood)

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Spring 2: Amazing Animals


This half term children will be learning to retell stories. Through stories and rhymes we will be developing children’s language and increasing their vocabulary by introducing new words. In Knowledge and Understanding of the World, we will be looking at animal habitats and caring for animals as pets but also caring for our planet so animals have clean and safe places to live.

Books to enjoy at home!


Spring 2


Penguin by Polly Dunbar

This story can be found on you tube; When Ben rips open his present, he finds a penguin inside. "Hello, Penguin!" he says. "What shall we play?" But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, does a dizzy dance, and sticks out his tongue, Penguin makes no response. What will it take for Penguin to say something — or for Ben to understand what Penguin has to say?

Talking points from the book could be- Why does Ben become cross? Why did the lion eat Ben? The penguin did have lots to say, look at the symbols, what do you think they say?


Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? by Bill Martin Jnr

Join in with the sound each animal makes. Can the children name the animals? Talk about what they eat? Are they covered in fur, feathers or scales? How do they move, can the children move like that animal?



 ​​​Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent-a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet? Children soon begin to join in with the repeated phrases and enjoy the sense of reading the story independently.