Nursery Staff

Mrs Eldridge - Assistant Principal and EYFS Lead 
Mr Crump-Jones - Nursery Lead 

Miss Ellison - Nursery Teacher 

Mrs Baguley - Nursery Teaching Assistant

Ms Smith - HLTA 

Hello and Welcome to Abbey Hey Nursery

We are pleased to say the children are settling in very well and are enjoyed exploring our indoor and outdoor learning environments. 

Our topic this half-term is ‘Why Do You Love Me So Much?'

Through this topic we will be learning about ourselves and our families. We will be developing our social skills in order to build positive relationships with our new friends and teachers. Learning to take turns and share our resources.


Speaking and Listening
Using our phonics games we will be exploring noises, musical instruments, environmental sounds and working on the pitch, volume and location of these sounds.

We will be learning new vocabulary related to our bodies, feelings and emotions. We will be working towards a daily speaking and listening time which will help the children to discriminate between environmental, musical and body percussion sounds.

We will be sharing familiar stories and introducing new texts. These will provide us with lots of opportunities for talking, remembering and listening.

We will introduce learning to read our own names with our self-registering system and encourage parents to help with this at the beginning of the day.

Emergent writing will be a very important part of your child’s early writing development. We encourage and praise all marks made on paper and in notebooks, this helps children value their own work even at this early stage.


We will be learning to count how many people there are in our families. Singing counting songs and rhymes linked to Autumn
time and counting natural objects such as conkers.

Shape, space and measure
We will be learning to compare ourselves to our friends, noticing both our differences and our similarities. We will also be
sorting fruits by colour, shape and size.

Please bring your child’s reading book bag to school every day. Books will be changed once a week. Thank you for reading with your child every day. Don't forget to write a comment in your child's reading record so that we know how they have been getting on at home.

In the Nursery the doors open at 8:45 and close at 9:00am. During this ‘Learning Together’ time we invite parents to come into the Nursery to settle their children and work together in the environment.

Please ensure your child's name is written on all of their clothing, packed lunch boxes and bags.

Outdoor learning is very important to us here at Abbey Hey. Please remember to send your child into school with a waterproof coat whatever the weather! Wellies can be kept on our welly rack.

If your child has a packed lunch please remember that we are a healthy school so all packed lunches should be balanced and healthy. No fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or sweets please.

Polite Notice.
Please remember that some children may have nut allergies so please do not put nuts in your child's packed lunch.  

PE-  Please make sure that your child has the correct PE kit which includes a plain white t-shirt and a pair of black or navy shorts. As usual, please don’t forget to write your child’s name in everything.

Nursery PE lessons will be on a Thursday.

Thank you

From all of the Nursery Team.



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