Autumn Term 2019

Dear Parents/ carers,

We have had a very successful first week with Nursery. They are all delightful; very enthusiastic and eager to get stuck in. They have settled very well so far and are already following rules, routines and boundaries.

The first few weeks we will be concentrating on building relationships with the children and completing baseline assessments to know their starting points. We will then begin using Tapestry, our Online Learning Journal where you will be able to see their learning and track what they are up to. I will be holding a short session where I will be going through Tapestry; what we will be using it for at school and how you can use it at home.

Our first topic is ‘This is me’ where we will be concentrating on getting to know their likes and dislikes, interests and about their family life. We will be drawing self-portraits, getting to know our faces in the mirror and learning about different expressions we can make. As we are child-led in Early Years, our topics tend to go off on tangents a lot depending on their interests!

Nursery will begin PE once they have settled. For the first term we will do PE in our normal clothes and just practice taking our shoes and socks off. We then gradually build up to getting fully changed in the Summer term.

If possible, please can you ensure that there is a pack of baby wipes and nappy sacs in the spare clothes bag for us to use when changing them if there is an accident.

We ask children to bring in 50p on a Monday to cover our expenses- cooking materials, playdough/ slime making and art materials e.g. Clay. Thank you very much in advance for helping us provide the children with new and exciting learning opportunities!

To confirm times, Nursery will begin at 9am and finish at 12. If children are staying for lunch club, they will need to be picked up at 1pm. Pick up will now always be from the Nursery building, not the school office as we have found it is a smoother transition for everyone.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support whilst we settle into our routines! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to arrange a meeting with myself or catch me at the door.

I look forward to a very positive and exciting year!

Miss Bourne 😊

Priors Wood Nursery Autumn Term 2019 Curriculum Overview


EYFS Nursery Lunch Club

At Priors Wood we offer a Lunch Club for the Nursery children.

Lunch club is from 11:45- 12:45 and costs £3.50. Lunch is provided by the parents/carers.

Lunch club can book booked on the School Gateway app.