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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Photos Of Our Learning

Live eggs

Monday- Today we came to nursery and had a lovely surprise! We have had live eggs delivered to nursery and we will be looking after them for the next two weeks, the chicks are due to hatch from wednesday. We can't wait to meet them , what a great learning experience. 

Tuesday we have spent today looking after and observing our eggs . We are getting very excited for them to hatch.

 Wednesday- what a lovely surprise when we arrived at nursery this morning 3 chick had hatched over night, two girls and a boy so far. The children were super excited , we are now waiting for more to hatch during the day we hope to catch it on video so keep watching for updates !  


Update !

we now have 7  hatched chicks, what an exciting day . 

Watch number 4 chick hatch

Still image for this video

Spring 2 Animals 

This half term our topic is animals, we will be learning lots of information about pets, wild animals and farm animals.

Our books that we will be reading for literacy are:

Dear Zoo

information book - on the farm

walking in the jungle

 We have had a great time already playing in our new role-play area

' the vets', we are learning how to care for animals and what keeps them healthy and happy. take a look at some of our photos . 

Spring 1 Transport

We had a wonderful time learning about Transport. We shared some wonderful stories over the half term:

Whatever next

Duck in a truck

Journey home from grandpa

As well as these stories we learnt lots of facts about our emergency vehicles. nursery green had a great time preforming in our class assembly we did a great job of acting out our story 'Duck in a truck'  take a look at our photos. 

Autumn 2  Fairytales 

Autumn 2 is all about Fairytales! We will be looking at 3 different books over this half term; The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood. This will allow the children to become really familiar with stories, characters and talk about what they have read. 


What a wonderful first week back after the holidays. We have had lots to celebrate already. We have been celebrating Halloween from making spells in the mud kitchen , black water, pumpkin carving and spooky stories. Take a look at our photos. 

Autumn learning

We have had a lovely time learning all about Autumn. From singing songs, autumn walks, leaf collecting and investigating our Autumn table. Take a look...