Welcome to Nursery!

Welcome to the Nursery class at Mersey Vale!

This page will allow us to share information about:

  • class news and events,
  • what we are learning,
  • important reminders,
  • home-school activity … and lots more!

Watch this space for the latest news, updates and information.

If you have anything you would like to share with us, that would be great!

Thank you for your continued support.

Nursery Staff Team
Miss Bunting (Mon-Thurs), Ms Whiteley (Fri) (Class Teachers), Miss Lansdale, Mrs Daniels, Mrs Abdulqader (Teaching Assistants), Mrs Naeem (Bilingual Support Assistant)

We have a twitter page Nursery@mvps

If you would like to arrange to visit the nursery prior to applying for a place, please contact the school office (0161 442 7535). We look forward to meeting you:-)

Check for updates on our twitter page:-)

Please choose a book with your child every Wednesday. Please return library books ready to change every Wednesday.

We offer flexible provision subject to availability, including 30 Hours. Check eligibility.

Up and coming dates for your diary:

European day of Languages: Friday 28th September 2018. We will be focusing on France. Please wear blue, white and red (colours of French flag).

Thursday 11th October 2018: ‘We’re Always Writing’ workshop (8:45am – 9:30am)

Wednesday 17th October: Individual and family photographs

Parents’ Evening: Thursday 18th October 2018

Wow Moments…

Super singing time and acting out a familiar nursery rhyme. Well done!

Wonderful jungle pictures!

Super Circle time!

Home Learning Challenge:

10 Amazing Facts About… (Please complete with your child)

All About ME! montage (Please return by 4th October 2018).

Share a library book together. Talk about your favourite part of the story.

Recent pupil voice

“I like dinosaurs.”

“I am good at counting.”

“I love this story.”

Recent parent/ carer voice:

“He is really looking forward to coming to Nursery.”

“She talks about it at home.”

“I have noticed a big difference with his talking at home.”

“I really like the outdoor area. There is so much for them to do.”


Fantastic Fun day!

Nursery Rhyme time

Walking through the Jungle activities

Ways in which you can further support your child’s development and learning at home:

Please share and update your child’s Home School communication book regularly. Bring to nursery every day.   Your contributions make a great addition to gaining a picture of your “child as a whole.”

Enjoy sharing a range of books together, including stories and information books linked to your child’s current interests and fascinations.

Encourage child to take off and hang up their coat/ find peg with increasing independence. Practise dressing skills at home. Encourage children to ‘have a go’ and ‘keep trying’.

Support child on entry to the classroom (e.g. find name card/ settle and enjoy sharing a book/ choose a library book with your child on a Wednesday).

Support  child with ‘home-school activity’. Build confidence and self-esteem, praise your child for their effort and encourage a ‘can do’ attitude.

Encourage your child to have fun with food and make healthy choices.

Make time to be active every day.

Complete ‘WOW’ moments and add to the wall in the classroom.


Please remember to leave a spare set of clothes on your child’s peg. They also need to wear appropriate footwear and have a warm, waterproof coat for outdoor activities (for all weathers) every day.

Examples of Positive Parent Partnership:

– Let’s Learn Outside Workshop
– We Are Writers Workshop
– Stay, play and learn together sessions

Examples of activities and learning experiences to support learning and development around the curriculum

Mathematics: Numbers and Counting

Communication and Language

Reading and Writing




Links – please click to open

EYFS Parents Guide

Important information for parents and carers of children in the EYFS

Getting your child ready for school

Getting your child ready for school info 2018

What to expect, when?

Guidance re: your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

Developing early mark making skills

Information surrounding the development of early mark making skills, including activities to support fine motor control and hand strength as well as accurate formation of letters (at an appropriate time for the unique child).

Foundation Years

Information surrounding the important years from birth to five

Early Years Curriculum Overview

EYFS-Yearly-Overview 2018 2019

Diwali story

The story about Rama and Sita

Little Kids Songs

Here you can watch, listen and sing along to some fun and catchy songs, such as: alphabet song, in my plane and many more. Enjoy!


Maths is fun!

A fun game to play to have fun with numbers and counting!

Underwater Counting game