Nursery M 2020 - 2021

Miss Millington

Nursery teacher


Hello and welcome to my class page


Miss Millington, Mrs Hodge and Mr Hewlett

We would like to begin by saying a big ‘Hello’ and ‘Welcome’ to all our new children and hope that they have a fantastic start to their school life with us here in Nursery!

On this page you will find information about the current topic, news and updates regarding special events and dates to remember as well as access to photographs of the children and the fun things they have been doing whilst in school.

Let’s Learn through Colours

Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Colours’ this is a great topic to settle children into their new environment by introducing them to our ‘Rainbow challenges’ around the classroom. The Rainbow challenge is used by the children during their ‘continuous provision time’ after adult input lessons. It is broken up into different areas/tables for the children to learn and play e.g. the ‘Construction area’ or the ‘Writing table’ or the ‘Reading corner’ and each are associated with a specific colour. Children are encouraged to explore their whole environment throughout the week and in doing so gain a coloured lollipop stick for each area they have engaged with. If they complete the Rainbow they are rewarded with a sticker at the end of the week.

During this topic we will be reading the following stories in our Literacy lessons to help get children engaged; ‘Going to Nursery’ by Catherine and Laurence Anholt and ‘Pete the Cat, I love my white shoes’ By Eric Litwin. Literacy lessons will build and develop children’s love of stories and extend their book knowledge skills with a large emphasis on their ‘Communication and language’ supporting them to speak using simple sentences in English and ask and answer questions. During our investigation Fridays we will be encouraging children to explore the world around them with a focus on the book ‘Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn’ by Kennard Pak. We hope to go on nature walks, monitor the change in weather and carry out some simple experiments. In Maths children will be working on their knowledge and understanding of numbers 0-3 using concrete objects, following the ‘mastery maths approach’ along with the rest of the school.  

We will be placing a large emphasis on children’s personal, social and emotional development this term and will continue to do so as we move through the year. We are in no doubt that the current pandemic has and is having a large impact on our pupils and their lives and so our aim is to get them talking, ensure they feel safe and have confidence to build relationships.

In addition, once the children are settled, each week children will also engage in a ‘Music Assembly’ whereby they will sing songs and explore sound and instruments. We will also have an in class celebration assembly each Friday to award our ‘Stars of the week’ and ‘Citizens of the week’ certificates.

Please see the 'Files to download' section below to find out more about your child's daily timetable and curriulum.


We would like to remind all parents that as part of your child’s school uniform they please have a spare set of clothes in school at all times. This is in case there are any toileting accidents or messy play mishaps. It is an expectation that children come to school toilet trained but we appreciate this isn’t always so easy and will support them as best we can in school. All children should also be sent into school with a labelled water bottle.

Homework – as we move towards the half term in October, children will each be given their own clear book bag, homework book and reading diary which will be sent home on a Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday AM. Books sent home at the start of the year will be picture books – with no words whereby the focus is to get children talking through the images/illustrations on each page and making guesses about what is happening in the story.

Name-writing – please be sure to practise your child’s name writing with them at home at every convenience with a focus on getting them to use the correct pen grip.

We appreciate there is a lot to take onboard which has been heightened this year by Covid-19 but should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask at present this can be done by passing on note via your child or calling/emailing the school office who can pass on any queries to us staff.

Thankyou we look forward to working with you this year!

Useful links:

‘Development matters’ This document supports our assessment. Please see all statements within 22-36 months and 30-50 months for all areas to support your child with development points for this term.

 ‘TapestryThis is your child’s online Learning journal and will be a working document from the start of Nursery to the end of Reception.


Phonics play This site can be used to support your child's learning within phonics. The link below will take you to the free learning zone for Phase 1 phonics. As the year goes on you may wish to trial the games in the phase 2 learning zone. 


Art and Design




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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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