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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 - Did Dragons Exist?

This topic we will be focussing on the following books:

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight: Woollard, Elli, Davies,  Benji: BooksKnight School: Clarke, Jane, Massey, Jane: 9781849415019:  BooksThe Knight Who Wouldn't Fight: Docherty, Helen, Docherty,  Thomas: Books

We will be exploring lots of things related to castles, knights and dragons and we hope to have lots of fun! If you have any books related to this topic then please bring them in and we can share them with the children. We have set up a castle role-play in our Nursery and we will share photographs of our new areas on our Class Dojo so please make sure you have a look over there.


Although it still seems a long way off (and still a little bit uncertain) this half term is our Christmas half term and we will be doing lots of Christmassy activities. We hope to still hold some sort of Nativity or Christmas singalong but this wil more than likely have to be recorded and sent out - we know this is a little bit sad but the children will have fun and that's the most important thing.


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: