Welcome back to Nursery, we hope you had a super Easter break.

At Palmers Cross, our Early Years department is run by a team of highly qualified and experienced Early Years Professionals, who want to work with you to support your child’s early development. The department is led by myself, Mrs Harper, and I am available each day if you wish to speak to me, and I am always happy to make appointments to talk to you in more detail at length where necessary.

Our Nursery sessions run each morning from 8:45am – 11:45am and each afternoon from 12:15 - 3:15. For those who were eligible, and offered a 30 hour place, Nursery sessions are from 8.45am-3.15pm each day.

Below is an overview of the things your child will be learning in Nursery this half term so that you can continue to support your child’s development at home.


In addition to this overview your child will also be focusing on the topic ‘Garden’ where they will be learning about mini-beasts living in the garden, how seeds grow and how to look after plants.

As a part of the children’s topic work, the children will be asked to attend Nursery dressed as a bug on Monday 26th April, in order to attend the Ugly Bug Ball. On this day, the children will take part in various fun activities and enjoy attending the ball itself.

Show and tell will take place each Friday. This term we will continue to adhere to the health and safety guidelines surrounding the current pandemic, and therefore staff in Nursery will provide objects for the children to talk about during these sessions. Please do not allow you child to bring anything from home during this time. Thank you.

PE will take place on a Monday with Mrs Harper. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school and that jewellery is not worn.

As learning will take place both indoors and outdoors, please ensure that your child has wellies and a waterproof coat in school each day. As the weather warms up, a water bottle and sun cream labelled with your child’s name is also advised.

If you do have any queries or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact us; we are only too happy to help.
We look forward to sharing our fun-filled nursery experience with you and your child.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Harper
Early Years Assistant Headteacher

November 2020

We went on a bear hunt children experienced squelching in mud, splashing in puddles, learning about positional language going under, over and through things.


In nursery, we have experiencing colour and texture when painting our hands to create out Remembrance wreath. We created a bonfire for Bonfire night and pretended to roast our marshmallows, the children enjoyed creating fireworks pictures with glitter and we danced and moved like a firework with dance scarves. We all celebrated birthdays gone by, the children had so much fun singing, playing games and trying some party food.


In these photos we have been learning about capacity using language full, empty, half full. We have also been counting, matching numerals to an amount, using fine motor activities in maths and literacy. The children were donated some plants from a grandparent so we planted them to improve our garden.



Children enjoyed raising money for Children In Need.


 Nursery also celebrated Diwali by tasting some yummy food, dancing along with traditional Indian music with scarves and created fireworks outside with paint. We had lots of fun!


October 2020

Nursery children have settled in so well on their return to school. They have been exploring their new environment and getting used to new routines and expectations. Well done Nursery!


September 2020

Wow! Look at the amazing monster puppet Freddie from Nursery has made during his home learning time. It’s fantastic!

Fantastic colouring from one of our Nursery pupils whilst working at home.


We are so proud to see the wonderful work Millie-Rose in Nursery has been up to at home. Well done!



Mrs Kendall and Mrs Jones have been very busy these past weeks. They have been working on a surprise for all our Eyfs children. They have painted, repaired, jet washed and cleaned and worked so hard to make sure you all have a beautiful area to learn in.

We can't wait to see you exploring in your new environment. We hope you love it as much as we do!







April 2020

Whilst staying at home parents and children have done a great job of making stay safe posters!

March 2020

Nursery dressed in red and white to represent Canada for Sports Relief! We all had lots of fun!
For our topic this term we are learning about the Farm. The children decided which animals to paint and painted farm animals.
In maths this week we are learning to compare sets. The children matched spots onto their ladybirds in playdough.

Creating houses for the three little pigs out of construction materials.

February 2020

Children had fun mixing ingredients and flipping their pancakes!

We went on a walk after the stormy weather to see what had changed or stayed the same. Then, we collected items blown down to create a den, and planted a branch which children  created decorations for to brighten up our room.


We learnt about instrument names and what they sound like.

 Children have been busy in Nursery exploring mark making, transport, counting and amounts , Chinese new year and exploring over and under in P.E. 




Learning in Nursery Autumn 2019

Our story focus this week was the gingerbread man, as part of our learning we followed a recipe to make our gingerbread men. We also explored mark making, using big chalks to draw a gingerbread man and features. Through our topic the children have been working very hard to explore who they are and who is important to them. During topic we have been looking closely at the body and naming different body parts. 

As part of our all about me topic we drew around our friends and created our own labels to name the different parts of the body.

During phonics we have been exploring instrumental sounds.


Learning in Nursery Autumn 2018






 March 2018

  Nursery supporting Children In Need