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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 Butterworth, Mrs Kirkman and Mrs Gay

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart and Mrs Tomlinson



Autumn 2 - Why do dragons exist?

Spring 1 - Can we explore it?

Spring 2 - Are eggs alive?

Summer 1 - How high can I jump?

Summer 2 - How many pebbles on a beach?


Our topics cover a variety of subjects and we hope to achieve a broad and diverse curriculum with our littlest children. We will base our learning around books and get the children excited for reading!

Autumn 2 - Are Eggs Alive?

This topic we will be focussing on the following books:

Tadpole's Promise: Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross: BooksThe Very Hungry Caterpillar: Carle, Eric: BooksHattie Peck: The Journey Home: Levey, Emma: Books

Spring has sprung! This half term we will be exploring all things 'Spring', this includes Spring animals, Springtime nature and lots of exciting investigation into eggs. We will be focussing on things that hatch out of eggs such as birds and snakes but also looking closely at life cycles of animals and insects that go through metamorphosis to become a different creature e.g. frogs and butterflies. 

We will look inside flowers and eggs to investigate what happens inside nature as well as testing new foods just like The Very Hungry Caterpillar does. 

Welcome Back

A huge welcome back to all of the children who couldn't attend during the latest Lockdown. We cannot wait to celebrate their return and have our Summer term altogether!

Nursery times

The Nursery doors will open at 8.30am for children doing morning or full day sessions and the door will close at 9.10am.

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.

Acorn times

The Acorns will attend either a morning or an afternoon session and now come in and leave through the Nursery door.

Morning session: 8.30am - 11.30pm

Afternoon session: 12.15pm - 3.15pm


Lots of the children will be staying over the lunchtime period and will be looked after by our brilliant lunchtime organisers Mrs Kirkman and Miss Butterworth. We are a Healthy School and apply for the Golden Grin Award each year so please send your child with a packed lunch filled with their favourite 'healthy' snacks. Some really good ideas for filling a lunchbox can be found here: