Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery)

Academic Year 2022/2023

The New Vic Theatre Group

This year, the nursery children have been very fortunate to work with The New Vic Theatre group every week. The children have joined in with drama and music activities. Through these activities, the children have continued to developed their listening and attention skills and their ability to communicate their ideas in English.


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A Special Treat from the Ice Cream Van!

On Wednesday 12th July, the children had a very special treat from the ice cream van. This half term, the children have been learning about summer and what you can do when it is hot! We learnt that in hot weather an ice cream can help to cool you down! It was very yummy!


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Sports Day!

The Nursery children all took part in their own Sports Day. The children enjoyed joining in with the different events and all showed great team work. The parents and younger siblings also joined in with races too. We had a fantastic time.


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Nursery Celebrate the King’s Coronation

On Friday 5th May, St Mark’s Nursery children came to school dressed in red, white and blue clothes and joined in with the King’s Coronation celebrations. The children had a special breakfast and dinner in our Great Britain themed dining room. We had a great day celebrating our King!


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Nursery Visit The The National Adventure Farm

On Tuesday 25th April, the nursery children had a fantastic time at The National Adventure Farm. At the farm, the children enjoyed jumping and bouncing on large inflatable pillows and travelling around the farm on a tractor and trailer ride. Whilst on the tractor ride, the children enjoyed looking for the animals in the fields. We were lucky enough to see lots of sheep, lambs, pigs, chickens, horses and even one of Santa’s reindeers! In the afternoon, the children fed the goats and the lambs and then found out where milk comes from.


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Librarian Chris Visits Nursery

Recently, the nursery children had a visit from Hanley library. During the visit, the children met Chris the librarian and enjoyed listening to the stories. At the end of the visit, Chris gave every child their own booktime bag, book and library card. Thank you to all of the parents who attended this event.


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Nursery Learn About the Art of Andy Goldsworthy

During our Art week, the nursery children have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy. The children watched a video about Andy and discovered that he only uses natural resources to make his artwork and he likes to make circular patterns. The children then used their own natural resources to make their own Andy Goldsworthy artwork.


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Nursery Learn That Noses are Very Important!

During our science week, the nursery children learnt that their noses have a very important job and they used their sense of smell to try to identify what was hiding inside a cup. The children managed to correctly smell and name a lemon, orange and chocolate correctly. However, they needed to use their noses and eyes to identify an onion.


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Nursery Learn About the Easter Story

This week, the children at St Mark’s Nursery have been learning about the Easter story. The children have been learning about why Christians celebrate Easter and have listened to the Easter story. Throughout the week, the children have been designing and making Easter cards and worked together to make an Easter garden. They also enjoyed tasting hot cross buns and Easter eggs. On Thursday 30th March, six nursery children visited St Jude’s Residential Home and delivered an Easter garden pot and Easter egg to our good friend Allan.


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PSCO Washington and Bobie visit Nursery!

Last week, the nursery children had a visit from PSCO Washington. He told the children all about how the police can help to keep us safe and what to do in an emergency. PSCO Washington also brought ‘Bobie’ the police car too. We enjoyed seeing the flashing lights and hearing the siren!


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