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Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve



 Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Welcome to Nursery 

Our Nursery class teachers are Mrs Parker and Mrs Ingham (formerly Miss Bright).  


Please check this page regularly for updates on what we have been doing in class during the week, important updates and reminders and information about upcoming topics and events.

Nursery Blog

The very hungry caterpillar

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The children were amazing at our Sports Day on Tuesday, we are so proud of how hard they tried in all the races. Thank you for your support and joining in with the adult’s race!


This week we have been reading the book 'The very hungry caterpillar.' The children have enjoyed colouring pictures, painting symmetrical butterflies, exploring other insects and finding them outside. We have talked in detail about the life cycle of the caterpillar with the children and we have been sequencing pictures to show how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.

We had a special delivery on Thursday, the children were delighted to open the package and find five little caterpillars! We are looking forward to watching them grow. 



Nursery are making a scarecrow to be part of the Gildersome Scarecrow festival. The children have helped to get this started with some messy papier mache, I wonder what it is going to be...... Why not come along on Sunday 23rd June to find out!


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The hare and the tortoise

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This week we have enjoyed reading the favourite Aesop's fable 'The Hare and the Tortoise.' The children have been thinking about slow and fast movements, having races with the characters, making play dough and craft tortoises, colouring pictures and drawing the characters ourselves.  



We went to check on our things in the allotment this week. We gave them some water and talked about how we need to keep coming up to water them to help them grow even more.  

We have talked about being safe and staying healthy this week. The children have thought about ways to stay safe at home, at school, when crossing the road and staying safe in the sun. We have also done some exercise in the hall and during sports day practice to feel our hearts beating faster and thought about why exercise is important for our bodies.

We hope you can join us for our sports day on Tuesday 4th June 10:45 - 11:30 and 2:30 - 3:20

Have a fantastic half term break and we will see you back at Nursery on Monday 3rd June. 

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Prince cinders

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This week we have been reading an unusual traditional tale 'Prince Cinders.' The children have enjoyed playing with the castle, picking up the crown jewels with tweezers, making their own crowns, dressing up and writing invitations to the ball.



We have been doing some investigating this week. We have been using the magnets to find the magnetic objects and figuring out if items of clothing are too big or too small for us.    


A letter has been sent out regarding sun cream and sun hats this week.

We encourage you to send your child to nursery wearing sun cream on sunny days as the Nursery garden has very little shade in the summer months. If your child stays all day, please provide a named bottle for us to re-apply in the afternoon. Please also send an appropriate sun hat.

Many thanks The Nursery team

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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This week we have been reading the book 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff.' We have been acting the story out in the small world tray, making play dough trolls, using the construction materials outside to build a bridge and playing counting games on the carpet.


Our cress seeds have grown! We enjoyed some yummy cheese spread and cress sandwiches on Friday.

Sadly, not much joy in the allotment but we will keep going up to check on the progress. 


We have been practicing for Sports Day this week. We look forward to you coming to watch your child on Tuesday 4th June 10:45am - 11:30am or 2:30pm - 3:20pm


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The enormous turnip

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This week we have been reading the story 'The enormous turnip.' We have threaded the characters, dug for turnips in the sand and soil, followed instructions on the play dough sheets, and checked which vegetables float or sink in the water tray.


We are in the process of growing cress this week. We talked about how we need to use lots of water and put them on the window sill in the sun to help them grow. 


Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and we will see you back at nursery on Tuesday 7th May.

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