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Nursery

Please see below to see our curriculum overviews for the year.


Don't forget our Sporty Fun on Wednesday at 9.15am. Come and watch Nursery and Reception move around the stations collected stickers as they complete each activity. Refreshments will be available. 


Information for current Nursery children who will be starting Reception in September 2019

Don't forget to hand in your school registration form! 

Information Evening - Tuesday 25th June 6 - 7 pm . It will be an opportunity for you to meet the Early Years Team, find out about the curriculum and ask any questions. This meeting is for adults only. Please go to the main entrance on arrival.                                                                                                                   Classroom Visit - We are having a ‘Come and Play’ session on Monday 1st July 9.30 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. This is an opportunity for parents and children to explore the reception environment and to get to know the teachers and other children better. Please could all parents come to the school office before the play session. If your child already attends Trumpington Meadows Nursery on a Monday morning they will be taken through for this session by the nursery staff. Children who DO NOT attend Trumpington Meadows Nursery are invited to an afternoon session.                                                              Teddys Bear Picnic - We would love to invite you and your child to a teddy bears’ picnic on Wednesday 17th July 11.30a.m. – 12.15 p.m. Please bring along a picnic rug and a packed lunch. It will be a great opportunity to meet other parents and some of the staff that will be with your child in September. 


04/06/19    Please remember to send hats in that are labelled with your childs name as the weather is getting sunnier. Suncream should be applied in the morning please before nursery, we do not apply creams.


Please check our class page to see what we have been doing in Nursery and up to date information. Click on New Hall Class - Miss Cerval-Peña.                                                                                                                   Check out our NEW Gardening Club photos!


Please can we remind parents that all children need spare clothes at school to be able to change into when and if needed. This could be from accidents but also general playing like painting and messy/water play.


 As the weather has turned can we please remind you to label hats and gloves.                                           It is also a good idea to keep a jumper or cardigan at school to put on as and when needed.                As we run an open door policy it can sometimes get a little chilly. 


In Nursery we learn through play and playful activities (for example, going on a listening walk, looking for shapes in the outdoor environment and making constructions). We have guided learning sessions with our teachers throughout the day in small groups. We gather together to sing songs, play games and listen to stories. Each half term our learning begins with a topic as a starting point to engage and inspire the children. Within this is the opportunity for the children’s own interests to develop and direct the course that the topic will take.

In Nursery we follow the EYFS curriculum which is based around the following seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We also plan activities and resource our environment to encourage children to develop their own ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’. Beginning to develop these skills, such as perseverance, taking a risk, thinking critically and making links, will equip them as learners throughout school and beyond.

Things to bring to Nursery:

  • A full change of spare clothes - Please ensure each item is named and available at Nursery every day (these can be left in a bag on your child’s peg)
  • A pair of welly boots (again please label these with your child’s name and leave at Nursery )
  • A warm, waterproof coat
  • A sunhat (during the spring/summer months)
  • A bag/book bag for your child’s drawings/paintings etc and letters
  • If your child is still in nappies please provide spare nappies, nappy bags and wipes.

Provided by Nursery:

  • Snack – a  piece of fruit or vegetable (carrots, tomatoes, bananas, apples, pears, tangerines and raisins)
  • Milk and water (water provided  in a named water bottle)

Important Information:

  • Morning sessions only: 8:45 - 11:45am