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Miss Askew and Mrs Elford welcome you to Leigh C of E Nursery!

In nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Objectives in line with development matters.  Throughout the year we will follow all of the major festivals and celebrations in order to inform our planning but most importantly the themes and learning opportunities  will be directed by the learning and interests that we observe from your children as they 'play'.  In our nursery we always ask the children what they are learning rather than what are they 'playing'.   To find out about our termly curriculum in more detail please follow the link to look at our curriculum maps. Please keep coming back to this page to find out what we have been doing. We will also post any useful information or links that may be of interest to you.


Please take a look below to see what we have been up to this week:

Wednesday 13th February 2019


We are coming to the end of the first half of Spring.  It has been lovely to get to know our new children and to support them and the others in their learning.  This week especially the children were very engaged in our super hero theme and we encouraged their curiosity of the different kinds of forces there are, which included, floating and sinking,  magnetism, friction of surfaces and the use of wind.  


The children are also enjoying our new excavator in the outside area.  We have enhanced this area with this to support the children's physical development in their arms which will in turn hopefully develop strength for writing and hand-eye

co-ordination.  It has been very interesting to see how well they have learned to operate the handles to scoop up the stones.


The new handwriting scheme is now in full swing and the children are enjoying practicing the patterns on the interactive board and with their morning work.  We are already seeing a difference in the children's pencil control in a short pace of time in response to this.


We are looking forward to next half term where we hope the weather will start to warm up so that we can get outside more and enjoy what spring has to offer.  We will be looking at growing, spring and Easter over the weeks but there are also some fun Celebrations and events which you will have received via email from the school.  The first of which will be parents evening on the first two days back.  I f you are not sure of your time slot I have a list in class or you can speak to Mrs Twigg in the office.


Please keep checking Marvellous Me, emails and the schools facebook page for messages and updates from school.  You can check the gallery below to see all the wonderful things that we have been doing throughout the week and you are also welcome to look at your child's learning journal when you drop off or collect your child from nursery at any time.


Have a rested half term and will see you for more learning after the break!

Miss Askew and Mrs Elford


Gallery Photographs