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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, Mrs Kirkman and Mrs Gay

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart 


Welcome back to Autumn 2, we had the most amazing first half term with the Nursery children and we cannot wait to see what is in store over the next two months. 



We cover a range of topics throughout the year to give the children a varied and exciting curriculum, we also encourage child-led learning so if there are any particular interests your child has then please share these with us.

Autumn 1 - Why do you love me so much?

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 - Do dragons exist?

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight : Woollard, Elli, Davies, Benji: BooksKnight School: Clarke, Jane, Massey, Jane: 9781849415019:  BooksThe Knight Who Wouldn't Fight: 1 : Docherty, Helen, Docherty, Thomas: Books

In this topic, we will explore all things mythical and magical! We will look at princesses, kings, queens and castles and delve deep into fairytale and traditional tales. 

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 Mrs O'Brien. 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: