Welcome to Nursery Ladybirds!
Meet the Staff
Mrs Kemp (Class teacher) Monday,Wednesday-Friday
Mrs Giles (Class teacher) Tuesday & Friday AM
Mrs Cahill (Nursery Nurse) Monday - Wednesday
Miss Kauser (LSA)
Morning Nursery (Blue Ladybirds) opens at 08:45am and finishes at 11:45pm.
Afternoon Nursery (Yellow Ladybirds) opens at 12:30pm and finishes at 3:30pm.
Please be prompt in dropping off and collecting your children.
Please remember to bring a bag with a spare change of clothes inside and a water bottle for your child.
Remember you can access your child's learning journey at:
Here you can see all your child's observations and you can also upload photographs of what the children have been getting up to at home.
Please see a member of the Nursery team for a reminder of your unique username and/or password.
Our theme for this half-term is:
Sand and Water
Over the next few weeks the Ladybirds will be learning about ‘Sand and Water’. This unit is part of the early years programme of the International Primary Curriculum and sets out clearly what children should learn in four groups or ‘strands’ — these are called ‘Independence and Interdependence’, ‘Communicating’, ‘Exploring’, and ‘Healthy Living’. The activities which have been planned will cover these strands in the following ways:
Independence and Interdependence
We will spend a lot of time finding out about our locality. This will help the children to learn about the links between school and the wider world.
The children will have opportunities to use and develop their language skills when we talk to visitors and describe the visits. We will make all kinds of pictures using new techniques and even make musical instruments using sand and water.
A major focus of this theme is enquiring and researching to draw conclusions about the world around us. The children will sort and classify materials. They will learn about what happens when it rains and which materials will keep us dry.
The children will learn about the importance of keeping themselves safe, especially when they are near water.
We will begin this theme on Wednesday by having a ‘sand and water’ day. The children will play with a variety of sand and water toys in wet and dry sand and coloured and soapy water. We will have a lot of fun, but please note that this will be a very messy occasion!
As always, we welcome any support or suggestions which you may have. Remember you can send us photographs of home learning to:
Summer 1 theme:
Spring 2 theme: Changes
Changes IPC exit point assembly
A big well done to all the children who participated in the assembly to showcase our learning on 'Changes'. The children spoke and sang confidently in front of our audience. Thank you to the parents who attended.
Houses and Homes
Houses and Homes IPC Exit Point
What fantastic IPC exit points we had for the Houses and Homes topic. We loved having our parents and carers come into the Nursery to create models of their dream homes with their children. Take a look at the slide show below to see the wonderful creations that were made.
Autumn 2 - 'Family and Friends'
Stories of the Week
We had a very special rhyme week in week 1. Nursery and Reception took part in the Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge. The Rhyme Challenge was a fun way to introduce children and families to rhymes. The rhymes may have been new to families or forgotten, and the challenge gave them the confidence to have a go themselves. We were very lucky to hold the launch assembly for Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge at Marshfield on the afternoon of Friday 4th November. It was lovely to see so many parents and carers in attendance. The children particularly loved the visit from the Book Start Bear!
Our Favourite Books
The Yellow Ladybirds brought their favourite books from home into Nursery. The children were very excited to share their books with their friends and teachers.
Meet our new pets!
What do we learn in Nursery?
Please take a look at these fantastic websites to support your child's learning:
Nursery 2015-16 IPC