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/ Lunch time Support), 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:
Sports coaching: Wednesday afternoon
Yoga: Thursday or Friday afternoon
We have five real caterpillars in our class!
Superb book time sessions! We are all trying really hard to look at the pictures and words and talk about what is happening:-)
We are learning the words to a song about the life cycle of a caterpillar and many other rhymes related to mini-beasts🐛🐞
Marvellous mathematical mark making!
Home Learning Challenge:
Share a library book together. Talk about your favourite part of the story.
Play I spy…
Have fun finding pairs of words which rhyme.
Enjoy making marks for drawing and writing.
Recent pupil voice
“I like the garden.”
“I am good at writing my name.”
“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.”
Book time sessions – We are Readers! (developing early reading skills)
Role Play Areas promote speaking and listening and peer relationships
Circle time activities – children are becoming more able to express how they are feeling and why
Hungry Caterpillar 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:
-STEM Exhibition 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
- Useful links, including: Alphabet, number song and information for parents carers
- french words and songs
Links – please click to open
Important information for parents and carers of children in the EYFS
Getting your child ready for school
Guidance re: your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage
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).
Information surrounding the important years from birth to five
Early Years Curriculum Overview
The story about Rama and Sita
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!
A fun game to play to have fun with numbers and counting!