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.

Miss Bunting 🙂

You can visit our class blog: to see archived evidence of early years provision and practice. We are in the process of setting up a twitter account. Watch this space.

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:-)


Sports Coaching on Tuesdays – Trainers needed plus appropriate clothing for sporty activities e.g. Jogging trousers, leggings, t-shirt

Fabulous Families Week – bring a family backpack of special items.

World Book Day – Dress in pyjamas and bring your favourite bedtime story

Successful events:


NURSERY RHYME WEEK 7th – 11th November. Dress up as a character from your favourite nursery rhyme character

Restorative Approaches in Action – Friday 14th October 2016. Parents/ carers attended a session. This included carefully planned activities and experiences which were enjoyed by the children during the week. The focus for the week was ‘Feelings and Emotions’.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Nursery friends have been exploring our indoor role play area. We have been using art, music and movement to explore further and develop our language skills.

Come and visit!

Music outdoors

Exploring weather through songs and rhymes

Developing self-confidence when using large equipment outdoors

Home school activities, in addition to sharing and enjoying library book chosen by your child every week:


Food diary

Maths Challenge

Create a story map linked to the Bear Hunt story

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

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.

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.

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