Cross Gates

Primary School

Respecting Others, Learning Together, Moving Forward

Cross Gates

Primary School

Respecting Others, Learning Together, Moving Forward


Printing ‘Twinkling Stars’ 🌟

This week in Nursery the children have enjoyed printing twinkling stars and making glittery play dough stars. They have explored the concepts of big and small through this play too. Their interest in and live if sticks has continued as they have been busy painting gold and silver sticks then arranging them in frames to create pictures.

Some children have been talking about Halloween and pumpkins and some parents have shared observations from home linked to this so we have set up a ‘Pumpkin Discovery’ station. The children loved using the magnifying glasses to look in detail at the pumpkins and their drawings reflected their observations of the ridges and ‘lines’ they spotted! Next week we will explore inside the pumpkins - I wonder what we will find? 

Water Exploration

Text map - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ⭐️

This week in Nursery the children have continued to explore the provision with a particular focus on water. They have been learning how to put on the waterproof suits and have been creating their own ‘muddy puddles’ to splash in - see the videos below. We have been learning the nursery rhyme ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and will continue to work on this next week with a focus on identifying the pictures from the text map and putting them in the right order. Our text map has been added below so have a go reading/singing it together with the actions at home. The focus of our learning in maths has been sorting, categorising and matching objects to help with tidying up in the classroom. At home, you could sort and tidy the washing together, organising into whites, colours and dark washing piles and sorting clean washing into groups of who it belongs to and matching pairs of socks! Could you count how many items each person has to find out who has the most? We would love to see your photos and observations of any home learning uploaded to a Tapestry 😃

Making muddy puddles

Muddy Puddle Fun!

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Wiggly Worms!

This week the children have been very settled and gained lots of confidence in Nursery. They have enjoyed exploring the setting, particularly the outdoor area and had a great time looking for worms and playing in our 'Mud Kitchen'.

We have been learning the Nursery Rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider'. Our text map is attached below. We will use text maps throughout the year to help us recite rhymes and stories to develop our language and reading skills. Why not try singing the rhyme together at home and upload a video to Tapestry? Or maybe explore making/drawing spiders together or looking outside at where spiders live. We'd love to see your observations, pictures and videos from home!

Incy Wincy Spider

Mud Kitchen

Making dens to shelter from the rain

Family Photos

Please can all parents upload a family photo for their child to Tapestry so it can be added to our Home Corner display? Each child has their own photo frame displayed on the wall and we would like them to have photos of their families in. It doesn't have to be the full family, just a selfie with a sibling or parent or grandparent would be lovely. If you are struggling to upload the photo, please just ask a member of staff at drop off/pick up. Many thanks to the parents who have already sent these in - the children have really enjoyed sharing them and have been very proud to see them on the wall!

Enjoying Lunchtimes!

Fun in the Movement Area

Nursery Team


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Welcome to our Nursery Class page. Nursery is all about learning through play. The children are encouraged to find out new things by exploring the world around them and asking questions. Nursery is a safe, friendly place where children feel happy to take risks and engage in new experiences. All staff strive to build strong relationships with their key children so that they flourish in our setting; children are supported to become "confident communicators" so that they can express themselves effectively to others. We pride ourselves on providing an inviting and engaging learning environment that promotes the Characteristics of Effective Learning and support independent and collaborative learning across all 7 areas of the curriculum.

Please check our page each week to share in our achievements, find out what we have been learning about in school and get ideas for ways in which you can support learning at home.