Nursery: Blog items

Halloween Week

Date: 22nd Oct 2021 @ 4:02pm


Firstly we have had such an amazing first half term with you all and we are so proud of how well you have all settled. 

This week in Nursery we have had so much fun learning all about hallowen. The children have enjoyed painting pumpiks and learning about spiders. We have been reading the story 'Room on the Broom' and the children have loved the witches hats and wands in the classroom. 

We have been focusing on remembering to 'choose it, use it, and put it away' and giving children 'Oustanding' stickers everyday for this!

The whole nursery team is looking forward to having you all back in on the 2nd of November when we will be learning all about Autumn. 

Have a lovely week,

Miss Walker and Miss Wilkinson 




Talking Top Tips!

Date: 18th Oct 2021 @ 4:50pm

Talking Top Tips! 

Hello wonderful Ravensbury families. This is the first in a series of blog posts designed to help you support your child at home in developing their speaking and listening skills. Lots of the curriculum in Nursery and Reception relies on children being able to express their thoughts clearly. There are many ways you can support this at home, but this week’s TOP TIP is about getting your child’s attention.

When you want to talk to your child, try getting down to their level before speaking. This will make it easier for the child to hear what you are saying when you begin, as well as giving them the opportunity to see the shapes your mouth makes as you talk. This will help them develop some of the trickier speech sounds that they are not yet able to make on their own. This is especially important for sounds such as th as in think, sh as in shower or ch as in choice. 

Before starting to talk to your child, say their name. Children find it difficult to listen whilst engaged in another activity. Wait for them to stop the activity or give you eye contact before speaking to give them the best chance of listening and responding.

Think carefully about the background noise when you are speaking to your child. Young children are unable to distinguish passively between noises they hear and do not ‘pick out’ the speech in noise the way adults do. If you are talking to your child near a busy road, with the TV on in the background or with the radio on in the car, they have to first decode which parts of what they have heard are speech before they are able to understand the words that have been spoken. Where possible try to spend time each day talking to your child in an environment with limited background noise.

Have a go at this over the half term and please come and see me if you have any questions or concerns!


Miss Wilkinson.

Marvelous Me!

Date: 14th Oct 2021 @ 3:58pm

Over the past few weeks, the children have been sharing what makes them special! 

We have been learning about all the things that we can do independently! We have been practising washing and drying our hands without a grown up. We have been learning tricks to help us put on our own coat- we have looked at the weatherboard to see what we need to go outdoors. We have been remembering to roll up our sleeves and wear an apron for messy play. We have been practising using a knife and fork to eat our lunch in the dinner hall. 

We have read lots of lovely stories about different types of children and familes. We represented our own famililes using puppets in the dolls house. We have thought very carefully about the different sounds we might hear at home. Could you spend some time in your home listening for a moment? Can you tell your grown up what you can hear? 

Welcome to Nursery

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 1:01pm

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the wonderful new children and families joining our Ravensbury Community. We have had a wonderful week of Stay and Play sessions and have really enjoyed getting to know you all! Miss Wilkinson really loved singing with you and Miss Walker has enjoyed planting a beautiful garden with you. 

This week we have all particularly enjoyed playing with the playdough, painting, riding our bikes and playing in the Ravensbury Police Station. 

To help you to be the most successful that you can be over the coming days and weeks, please make sure you bring the following to school each day:

  • A clean set of spare clothes (these do not need to be school uniform)
  • A warm, waterproof coat.
  • And remember to wear your new school uniform of a royal blue sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan, grey trousers or skirt and a white shirt or polo shirt.

Please make sure that if your child has medical needs that the school office is aware and that appropriate medicines/treatments are provided for use in school (E.G Salbutamol inhalers, Topical Cream etc)

Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns, 


Miss Wilkinson and Miss Walker. 


Come on England!

Date: 11th Jul 2021 @ 6:53am

On Friday, Nursery had lots of fun showing their support for England, in preparation for the final today! Come on England!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️

Nursery Superstars!!

Date: 2nd Jul 2021 @ 2:13pm

Good Afternoon, Nursery!!


Wow - what a week we have had in Nursery! I know it can be a little bit different and tricky doing our school work at home, but you have all coped so well and worked tremendously hard. Well done! All of your teachers are all so, so proud of you. We are looking forward to seeing all of your faces on Monday!


Take a look at the video to celebrate the fantastic learning you have produced this week! Well done, Nursery! You are SUPERSTARS! :)



Nursery Superstars

Date: 29th Jun 2021 @ 3:35pm

Take a look at some of Nursery's home learning superstars! Well done, children! You have done a fantastic job! :)

The Flying Bath!

Date: 18th Jun 2021 @ 12:07pm

This week in Nursery, we have been reading the story, ‘The Flying Bath’ by Julia Donaldson. In the story, the flying bath takes off to different places around the world to help each of the animals. In nursery, we have been pretending to be characters from the story and have been asking the flying bath for help! We even had a think about people who help us in every day life. We loved dressing up as doctors, nurses, and police officers! Take a look at the pictures below.

Holiday Homework

Date: 28th May 2021 @ 12:02pm

Here is the Padlet link for Nursery's Holiday Homework


From all of the Nursery team, we hope that you have a fantastic break! :)


Date: 26th May 2021 @ 9:42am

We have loved exploring patterns in our maths learning this week! The nursery children have been practising making spots and stripes on butterflies and have been making repated patterns using fruit - yummy! Take a look at the pictures below! :)

Challenge Friday

Date: 21st May 2021 @ 11:51am

We have had a very busy morning in Nursery for 'Challenge Friday!' The children had to complete four challenges across the nursery provision! We have been drawing the life cycle of a butterfly, name writing, drawing patterns and sorting stripy and spotty objects! Take a look at all of our fantastic learning on the pictures below :)

Come On, Daisy!

Date: 14th May 2021 @ 1:44pm

This week in nursery, we discovered a box in the classroom. It was labelled with pictures and captions, we talked about what each of these words mean and thought about what might be inside the box. Suddenly, something made a noise! It was Daisy Duck! She had left a letter for us to read! We introduced ourselves, writing our names and drawing pictures for Daisy. Take a look at the video below to see all of our learning from this week!



Nursery Home Learning Superstars!

Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 1:59pm

We are so impressed with all of the super home learning that we have recieved from the nursery children this week! We have loved looking at every single video and picture you have sent in, from your drawings, to story retells, to your singing and dancing!

Well done Nursery - you are SUPERSTARS!

Take a look at the video below to see some of the children's fantastic work!

⭐️Amazing Home Learners⭐️

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 8:41am

Hello Nursery,

We have missed you all very much this week but we are really proud of everyone who have been learning at home. We hope you have enjoyed completing your home learning activities!

Remember if you would like us and all of your friends to see the fantastic learning you have been doing, then you need to upload it to the homework area on school spider. Good luck, you are doing an amazing job!

Love from

Miss Heritage, Miss Williams, Mrs Blakeley and Miss Farran


Happy New Year

Date: 6th Jan 2021 @ 8:54am

Welcome back Nursery!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday. 

We're very excited to be learning with you this half term. To find your home learning for this week, sign in to the pupil area with your child's details and look at the latest discussion thread. The Padlet link for learning is there and you can let us know you have seen it by saying hello too. 
Enjoy the activities and, as always, stay safe.

Nursery Team

Have a Very Merry Christmas

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 12:28pm

Ho ho ho! 

We have had a very busy and exciting few weeks in Nursery as we get ready for Christmas time! This week we have had our Christmas Party, a Christmas dinner, and a special Zoom Call from FATHER CHRISTMAS!!!!! How exciting!

Take a look at the video below to see some of our Christmas Fun!

We have posted some Christmas activities to complete over the holidays, please see our 'Homework Area' on School Spider! Or click on our 'Holiday Homework' Padlet:

From all of the Nursery Team, Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year! :)

Christmas has started in Nursery!

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 11:49am

This week in Nursery, we have been very busy taking part in lots of Christmas activities! On Monday, we had a visit from Santa's reindeers, who left behind two elves, Sparkles and Elfie!! Sparkles and Elfie have been keeping a close eye on us all week. We decided that it would be a good idea to draw pictures of the presents we would like to give to the Elves! Not only that, but our Home Corner turned into Santa's Workshop!! We have loved wrapping lots of presents for our friends in class! Take a look at the video below to see what Christmas fun we have been getting up to!

Nursery Rhyme Week

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 12:09pm

This week in Nursery, we have been celebrating 'Nursery Rhyme Week!' Each day children have been singing to different nursery rhymes and creating lots of different Nursery Rhyme characters!

On Monday, we sang to the Wheels on the Bus and designed our own red bus with card and tissue paper! On Tuesday, we listened to '5 little Speckled Frogs' and used our finger numbers to help us count down! Hickory Dickory Dock was sang all day on Wednesday! Some children even acted out the Nursery Rhyme using our clock and a mouse! On Thursday, we practised our best animal noises for 'Old MacDonald had a farm!' We used the farm set and acted out the rhyme with the farm animals! Today we sang 'Miss Polly Had a Dolly.' Lots of children enjoyed pretending to be the doctor and looking after our dollies!


Take a look at the video below to see all of this week's fun!

Don't forget to look at the Homework activities on the 'Homework Area' on School Spider! :)


Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 3:41pm

We have had a fantastic first half term in Nursery. Children have settled brilliantly into the Nursery routine and have developed lots of great friendships. This week, we have been learning about Halloween and have taken part in some spooky craft activities! Take a look at the video below…


This half term, we have set some Holiday homework which the children can complete in their new Nursery Home Learning Books! Log in to ‘School Spider’ using your child’s pupil login, find the ‘Homework Area’ and there you will be able to access our ‘Nursery Holiday Homework Padlet!’


Have a lovely half term break!


The Nursery Team

Autumn Walk

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 7:23pm

This week in Nursery, we have been learning about the season of Autumn. Today the children have been on an Autumn Walk, they looked for the different signs of Autumn and collected some yellow, brown and red leaves. We then used the leaves to do some leaf printing and to make some 'leaf people.' How exciting! Take a look at the video below....

My Hair

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 6:54pm

In Nursery this week, we have been reading the story 'My Hair' by Hannah Lee. The childen have loved listening to this story and talking about all of the different and fantastic hairstyles that we have in Nursery. Here are some of the sentences that were shared by the children...

'My hair is in a plait!'

'My hair is red and black.'

'My hair is white.'

'My hair is up and in a bow.'


We EVEN turned the home corner into our very own 'Hairdressers!' 

Take a look at the pictures below! 


Our First Week in Nursery!

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 1:48pm

Hello and welcome to our Nursery Class Blog!

Over the past few weeks, the children have settled really well into nursery and enjoyed making lots of new friendships! They have loved playing and exploring in our indoor and outdoor areas.

Take a look at the fantastic learning the nursery children have been up to over the past week....


Outstanding learners!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 7:43am


We have had a super week this week in Green bubble. We have created dangling spiders, weaved spider webs and made moving snails. Aswell as learning about money in Maths and practising our writing and phonics skills! We have even been learning yoga moves by joining in with Cosmic Kids!

Wow! Green bubble you have been fantastic! Mrs Blakeley and I are very proud of you all!

Here are some photos from our bubble this week.


It has been lovely to spend time with you before the summer break and we are very much looking forward to seeing all the children back at school after the summer holidays!

We wish you all a fantastic summer, take care and we will see you soon.

From Miss Heritage and Mrs Blakeley 


Maths Daily Challenge – Friday 17th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 10:30pm

Friday 17th July


Good Morning Nursery… it’s Fantastic Friday and the last day of term!

I am really going to miss posting your learning on our blog but there are lots of super challenges on here, so have a look back through all the challenges and you can repeat some of your favourite ones over the holidays!


So to finish our week of using everyday language relating to money we are going to look at some coins!



Ask a grown-up to help you look at some different coins.

What numbers, colours and shapes can you see?

Have a go at creating some coin rubbings by placing some coins under a piece of paper and rub over them with a crayon.


Challenge: Can you name and label the different coins?


Now have a go at competing this game: See if you can sort the coins and place the correct ones into the money box.



Well done, you are a superstar learner!

I hope you have a great summer and we are looking forward to seeing you back at school in September!

Take care

Miss Heritage

Phonics Choice Challenge –Thursday 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 9:39am

Phonics Choice Challenge –Thursday 16th July


We have reached the end of our Phase 1 phonics choice games. Well done to all of you that have been practicing over the last couple of weeks. Save the photos and play at home over the summer holidays to keep your skills sharp!

Choose a game from the picture below and send your videos or photos in to

Aspect 7 – oral blending and segmenting

You are f-a-b. Give yourself a p-a-t on the b-a-ck.

From Mrs Ganner

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