Welcome to Nursery!

At St. Peter's Nursery, we aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment that your child finds fun and exciting! We provide a wide range of freely accessible resources both indoors and outdoors so that your child can play, learn and grow based on their own interests and needs.

In Nursery at St. Peter's...

Beginning our Nursery journey

A Nursery child at St. Peter’s is at the very beginning of their exciting learning journey. Their year in Nursery is full of exploration, adventures and friendships! At the start of their Nursery year, the children will be at different stages. Some children may have never been away from their parents and each child will have a variety of different needs. As a result of this, the transition into their Nursery journey will be different for every child and this is why we get to know each child as an individual to find out exactly what they need to make their year in Nursery amazing!

Our journey through Nursery

Throughout the year, the children in Nursery will engage in a huge variety of different activities and opportunities, many of which will be linked to their own interests, which will help the children develop, learn and grow. The children will form relationships with their peers and will undoubtedly make friends for life. A Nursery child will be building up their stamina to ensure they are ready to complete five full days every week in preparation for Reception. This is done through starting their journey with half days where needed and building up to full days across the week. The Early Years Foundation Stage framework will be the basis for all of the children’s learning throughout their Nursery and Reception years. This framework is broken down into seven areas of learning development which are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Play is at the very centre of all Early Years learning and development.  It is one of the main ways children learn and in order to support this, we link each of these seven areas to our well planned, exciting and engaging continuous provision. As the year progresses, we introduce small focus group times and short whole class sessions to prepare children for the next step of their learning journey – Reception.

Preparing for the next step

As the children get ready to start Reception, they will have formed good relationships with their peers and will be beginning to understand their own feelings and how to express these feelings. They will have become more confident in themselves and they will be able to communicate well with their friends and teachers. A child coming to the end of their Nursery year will also be increasingly more independent especially with their personal care and will be ready to complete five full days a week in Reception.

Pupil of the Week...

Meet the team...

Mrs Baynham - Class Teacher

Mrs Ranford - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hawkins - Full time teaching assistant

Rhyme of the Week:

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Summer 1 Term 2022 

Welcome to our Nursery class page. Keep up to date with news and letters on our class page.

If you would like to get in touch about anything or have any questions please feel free to email me on; kbaynham@st-peters.hereford.sch.uk

Investigating Ice

We have been enjoying the freezing temperatures by exploring and investigating ice and a little bit of snow. We have been writing our names and familiar letters in the ice, drawing patterns and making snow angels! We have had fun painting the ice and we melted it using our hands and water. We really enjoyed crushing the ice with a range of different tools. We went on an ice hunt and found large sheets of ice in hidden areas of the playground!

The children are enjoying exploring their new surroundings, making friends and learning new skills.

Take a look around our fantastic Nursery...

Take a look below to see some of the skills we will be working on in Nursery during the Spring Term. We follow the children's interests daily to adapt our planning and provisions.

Nursery Fun Sports Afternoon!

The Nursery children (and grown-ups!) had an exciting afternoon of sports. They completed egg and spoon races, an obstacle course, bean bag balancing and throwing, running races and space hopper races.