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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!

Summer 1 - How many pebbles on a beach?

This topic we will be focussing on the following books:

Tiddler Audiobook | Julia Donaldson | The Seaside (Look What I Found!): Humphrey, Paul:  9780749689148: Books

Summer is finally here and we hope to celebrate it as much as we can. There will be lots of sand, sun and water activities to help us with our new topic of 'How many pebbles on a beach?'. We will also be ending the topic with a bang with our amazing 'Day at the Seaside' on the 13th July which will see donkeys, ice-cream and tea cup rides all visit Elm Wood! 

This topic focusses on everything 'beachy' and we will be looking closely at creatures that live both in the oceans and close to them as well as looking at how we keep our beaches safe and clean.


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: