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, Mrs Daniels, Mrs Abdulqader (Teaching Assistants), Mrs Naeem(Bilingual Support Assistant:-)

Check for updates on our twitter page:-)


Class trip to the Farm: Tuesday 15th May🐰🐴🐮🐥

Sports Coaching – Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Please make sure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.

Please return library books ready to change every Wednesday.

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:-)

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

Wow Moments…

We are focusing on The Hungry Caterpillar story!

Have you seen our Jack and the Beanstalk story maps?👍

Look at our Toy boxes. We talked about toys we like to play with, used scissors carefully for cutting out and wrote lists!

Making and tasting porridge. Capturing children’s talk😀

Focus text: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Porridge Play Singing new songs, recalling parts of the story, spotting numbers and developing physical skills👍

Making meaningful marks…

Careers Week: When I grow up…

World Book Day!
Books about our favourite stories…

Recent pupil voice:

“I like looking after the owl and hedgehog in the woodland.”

“I am good at counting.”

“I love this story.”

“I can write my name now!”

“We share our toys at Nursery, don’t we?”


Music, drama and phonics linked to Jack and the Beanstalk

Book making

Making and tasting porridge
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Wonderful writing! (Speech bubbles, messages and birthday cards for Baby Bear)
Fabulous Fairy Tales – Super role play, story telling and mark making
Fairy Tales Hunt outdoors. Which characters can you find?

Fun in the SNOW…

Exploring the sight, sound and texture

Building vocabulary: snow, white, ice, frost, cold, frozen, hard, melt, crunchy…

Exploring shadows ‘in the moment’

Look what I have made!😀

A new friend!

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.

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 in Mathematics…



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 2017 2018

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