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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to Elm Wood Nursery from the Nursery team. 

Class teacher - Miss Elisabeth Learoyd

Teaching assistants - Ms Ashworth, Miss Ashworth and Miss Neilson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart


Hello and welcome back to Nursery!

We hope you've had a wonderful week off and you are ready for another exciting half term filled with all things mythical and magical! Our new topic is 'Did dragons exist?' and we are going to be learning all about fairytales, mythical creatures and real-life dragons such as the bearded dragon.

We would like to invite you all to our 'Fairytale Trail' on Tuesday 7th November at 4pm. We're going to transform our outdoor area into a fairytale land and we'd love for you to come and see it so go home after school, grab your torches and come back to explore all your favourite fairytales in the dark!

Spring 1

The next topic in Nursery is 'Can we explore it?'

We will be learnng all about the world we live in; animals from around the world, adventures people go on and even what is out in space!

You may want to share the books we will be reading at home with your children.


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We have had lots of fun looking at Phase 1 phonics this half term and we are getting really good at recognising rhyme and alliteration. This half term's phonics will be focussed on Phase 2 and learning what s,a,t,p,i,n sound and look like. You can help at home by emphasising the initial sound in everyday words such as 'p' for pan when you are cooking or 't' for television. If you need any support in how to assist your child with their phonics then please come and find one of the Nursery staff and we will be happy to help.


Nursery times

The Nursery doors will open at 8.45am for children doing morning or full day sessions and parents can come in and share activities with their child until 9.00am.

Lunchtime is between 11.45am-1.00pm and we ask that you bring a packed lunch if your child is staying over lunchtime.

Afternoon sessions begin at 12.15pm and end at 3.15pm, please try to stick to these times as lunchtime can be very busy.

You will be able to collect your child between 3.00pm and 3.15pm.