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Nursery AM & PM

Welcome to Nursery, your class teacher is Mrs. Scrivens, and Miss Parish and Mrs. Patel are your teaching assistants.


The nursery is taught in two sessions:

Morning: 8.30-11.30am

Afternoon: 12.30-3.30pm.


Morning children come to school via the door on the back playground and are collected at the ICT suite and Afternoon children come to school at the ICT suite entrance and are collected at the door on the back playground.

We are looking forward to seeing you all and having lots of fun together during your first year at school at The Priory Primary School.

During the first term, we are very busy as we help you all to become independent learners and develop the foundations of your school life.

There are 17 aspects of learning and development that we follow and these are broken down into Prime Areas and Specific areas.

Prime area:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

                  Making relationships.

                  Self-confidence and self-awareness.

                  Managing feelings and behaviour.

  • Physical Development

                    Moving and handling.

                    Health and self-care.

  • Communication and Language

      Listening and Attention



Specific Area:

  • Literacy




  • Mathematics


                 Shape, space and measures.

  • Understanding the World

                   People and Communities

                   The world


  • Expressive Arts and Design.

                  Exploring using media and materials.

                  Being imaginative.


Children develop their skills through the characteristics of learning, through playing and exploring, being an active learner and by creating and thinking critically.

Daily activities include number, shapes, mark making, reading, fine motor skills, sand and water play, creative skills and imaginative play.



Nursery do PE on a Tuesday, where they need to wear a pair of black elasticated pe pumps.  Shorts and t-shirts are not required.

This term we have been learning how to play circle games, and how to throw and catch a ball.


Library books

Children choose a book from our class library to take home to share with their parents. We encourage children to look at the books carefully, to talk about what they can see and to be familiar with the story language used.

The autumn term in Nursery has been very busy so far!


All 40 children have settled well into the routine and are eager to come to school to learn; becoming much more independent and confident.

We have been looking at the topic of “Marvellous Me”, discussing who we are, where we live, how we feel and the celebrations our families share.

Some of our favorite stories this term have been Elmer, The Gruffalo, The Colour Monster, Inside Out, and Owl Babies.


We have made feelings jars, worry monsters, gone on Autumn walks and collected Autumn treasure, Gruffalo puppets, self-portraits, Diwali cards, Poppy biscuits and our bread rolls and hot dogs for Bonfire night.

Thank you to all the parents that attended consultations, it was lovely to meet you and thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. Scrivens, Miss Parish, and Mrs. Patel.