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, Ms Whiteley (Class Teachers), Miss Lansdale and Mrs Daniels (Teaching Assistants):-)

We have a twitter account.

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:-)

September 2017: Super start back everyone! It has been lovely welcoming new friends and getting to know them and their families.

International Dot Day! Children took part in a range of activities linked to this theme. We enjoyed sharing the story ‘The Dot’.

European Day of Languages: Friday 29th September 2017.

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.  THANK YOU for your contributions. They make a great addition to gaining a picture of the “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/ practise early mark making skills/ 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 view and share your child’s learning profile online. We welcome your feedback.

Home Learning Challenge: Create an All About ME! montage with your child. We are really looking forward to sharing these together. Please return by Monday 2nd October 2017. Thank you!

Examples of Positive Parent Partnership:

– Fabulous Families Workshop/ Come and Read (World Book Day)

– Restorative Approaches in Action

– Stay, play and learn together sessions

– Father’s Day Sporty Fun session

– Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea/ Sing-along

– EYFS Maths workshop (indoor and outdoor activities)

Examples of activities and learning experiences to support learning and development in Mathematics…




Links – please click to open

EYFS Parents Guide

Important information for parents and carers of children in the EYFS

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


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

Previous experiences:

Video clip of bear hunt