Nursery 2018 - 2019

Mrs Barker

Mrs White

Mrs Olsen

Welcome to our Nursery.

Mrs Vicky Olsen will work with your children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Catherine Barker on a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Our team also includes Mrs Caryn Astbury, Mrs Christina Westwater and Mrs. Lisa Ellis

Our new Nursery building is now open and has 17 children on role.  Mrs.Nicola White works with the children in the mornings with Mrs.Caryn Astbury who then takes the afternoon children over to the original nursery.

On this page we will let you know what your child is learning at school and give you suggestions for activities to do at home. We continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and if you want to know more about what your child will be learning, click on this link

smiley    Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely half-term

We are continuing our theme of 'Growth' and life cycles. We have carried out experiments to find out what plants need to grow well and have planted some beans and tomatoes in our garden.

The children have been looking carefully at our plants and flowers and making observational drawings of them. They have all been working in the workshop area, helping to make a large beanstalk for Jack and the Giant so they can retell and act out the story.

Number is a big focus this half-term and the children will be practising their counting skills in all areas of Nursery and developing their number recognition. You can encourage this at home with simple board games and talking about the numbers you see in the environment on signs and doors. Why not encourage your child to sing with you some of the number rhymes we do regularly in Nursery - '5 Little Speckled Frogs', '5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop', '5 Naughty Teddy Bears Jumping on the Bed' and 'There were 10 in the Bed'. There are also some good computer games on 'Top Marks Maths' which encourage counting skills and number recognition to either 5 or 10.

We are encouraging the children to give meaning to their marks by making labels for our garden centre and by making books to retell our familiar stories. We continue to practice pencil control skills during our Funky Fingers activities.

Our new books for this half-term are   'Mr.Gumpy's Outing', 'The Three Billy Goat's Gruff' and  'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.  We are focusing on segmenting and blending in phonics.

We are hoping to set up an outdoor music station in the next few weeks so if anyone has any old pots, pans or spoons that we could have, we would be very grateful.

It would be really helpful if your child could bring a named bag to school so they can take home a book to share and also to put in any letters or pictures/models they have made. Some children are really struggling to carry everything on their way out.

A date for your diary:-

  • Stay and play 'Maths' the week after next.  Please join us and share a maths activity with your child on either Monday morning 18th June or Friday afternoon 22nd June

We are also planning a fun morning near the end of term with the staff and children in the new nursery building. Date to be confirmed

Please feel free to ask if you have any more questions .

Thank you

Nursery staff










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Contact the School

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School

Walpole Street

Head teacher: Mr V O'Brien
SENCO: Mrs C Siddall

Main Contact: Please speak to Miss Lockley, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Schumacher in the School Office with any queries.

Tel: 01244 981098