Nursery 2019 - 2020

Miss Iveson

Mrs Hanson

Welcome to our Nursery class web page.  


Our class teacher is Miss Iveson.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hanson, Miss Lawler and Miss Murphy.


We love to learn through play in Nursery. Our topics are child led and we encourage the children to tell us what they want to learn about. The best learning happens when we are engaged and interested. We look forward to seeing where the learning will take us each day!

On this page we will share some of the children's learning experiences and recent news.

We look forward to a happy and fulfilling academic year. 

Home learning during school closure


We're Going on a Bear Hunt Learning

Our next text is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. Please read this story with your child:

Please find at the bottom of this page 3 documents to complete home learning for this text:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Literacy activities

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Maths activities 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt creative activities 

There are lots of fun and enaging activities for your child to complete! There are different activites for Nursery and Reception in the Literacy and Maths sheets. Please have a go at the Nursery activities but you can also complete the Reception activities if you think your child would benefit from these.

Please upload their learning through EEXAT so I can see the wonderful work you do!

Thank you, 

Miss Iveson


Online Safety for Early Years:

As the children are using more technology and online resources for their learning, please find some child friendly stories and games to teach your child about online safety:

Thank you!

Thank you for completing the activities on Purple Mash - I love to see your home learning, please keep sending them through! I will continue to add different activities on Purple Mash so please keep logging in! Here are a few wonderful paintings on our minibeast topic:

Every child should have received the home learning pack after Government advice to shut schools on Friday 20th March.

In the pack you should have received:

Home learning activities

Purple mash login 

(Access vis this link )

Numbots login

(Access vis this link )

EExAT login

An exercise book and a pencil

I have uploaded some of these documents, plus others I thought may be useful at the bottom of the page.

I will continue to add activities onto the children's purple mash page, so please keep checking daily. Please keep in touch by recording anything you do with your children on EExAT. No matter how big or small, I would love to see it!


Additional Activities

Lots of companies and businesses are helping with school closure, offering lots of different activities. I will continue to post, what I hope are useful links to help your child's learning at home. 



Whilst at home we encourage you to read with your child daily, any book is great! If you would like some free eBooks please use the link below

Stay at home Story time

Lots of authors are now offering free videos of themselves reading their stories. Oliver Jeffers is offering these on his website.

Morning PE lesson

Joe Wicks is hosting an online, daily PE lesson for children at 9am.

Phonics Play 

Phonics Play is a website that is used to support children in learning to read by developing their skills in phonics. Currently, the website have offered their services for free to parents. The login is as follows:

username: march20

password: home


Literacy Trust activities

The Literacy Trust have produced a range of activities you can do at home with your child. Click on the link below and the activities are split into age groups.

Hungry little minds activities

The link below has ideas for activities for children aged 0-5.

Top marks interactive games

Top marks is a website that offers lots of interactive games, particularly useful for maths games. Please see the link below


Twinkl is a very popular resource bank used by teachers. They are currently offering one month's free membership. Go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS


Spring Term

This term we are reading the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

The children will have lots of learning opportunities that link to this book. We will be learning about the life cycle of caterpillars and we will even have our very own caterpillars come to stay so we can watch them grow! The children will learn about healthy eating with looking at all the different fruits the hungry caterpillar eats. We will have a fruit party to celebrate and promote a healthy lifestyle. 

We will focus on retelling the story and sequencing what happens next. 

Alongside this, the children will get creative in making caterpillars with paint, play dough and junk modelling. They will continue to practice their counting and learn the days of the week.

Please continue to read this story to your children at home. Also, follow the link below to listen to the story...


Our Learning so far:

We have been looking at caterpillars and talking about the changes happening. We can talk about the life cycle of a caterpillar and use magnifying glasses to help with our observations. 

The children have been retelling the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar':





EExAT is the assessment system we use across our Early years provision. We collect observations of pivotal learning moments on your children and use these to assess where your child is up to and to assess what their next steps are to ensure they are making progress. 

You were all given your unique code to access this at home. If you do not have it or have lost it, do not hesitate to ask me.

Log in, have a look at your child's learning and make a comment! I would also love to see all their fabulous learning at home, whatever that may be! It doesn't have to be reading, writing or maths! 

Files to Download

Nursery: Blog items

Dougal's Deep Sea Dive, by Mrs Maguire

Nursery: Gallery items

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Nursery: Calendar items

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

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