If your child is at school, please see January's lunch menu in parents, lunch menus. If you are at home with your child, please see letters home for information regarding home learning.
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Welcome to our Nursery at Clarendon Infants' School.


Hello everyone!

How different things are again and at such short notice for us all! It is a difficult situation for many people and we are here to support you in any way we can.

First of all, do look at the information on places for children in the nursery who may qualify for a place during lock down. There is an application form on the website, Key Information - COVID information.

Secondly, keep looking at our page as there will regular updates and also activities to support your home learning.

Thirdly, our nursery email is the best way to keep in touch. Staff will be keeping an eye on it and will get back to you on any questions you may have. We also welcome feedback on the activities - which ones worked, which ones did not!! what would you like more of? etc. The Early Years Team will also aim to contact each family, either by telephone or email each week, to talk about the home learning and the progress your child is making.



Now, to start you off, there is a copy of the theme planning we had prepared for this term - it's under 'curriculum maps' below. The whole school theme is 'Amazing Adventurers!' and we will be exploring the Winter Season, celebrations as well as the focus book this term, which is the Gruffalo. Over the weeks, we will translate the curriculum map into activities you can do at home over the term, in regular 'mini topics'. 

For this week, there is a page of ideas connected to The Gruffalo - it is in the 'Home Learning' star below. If you move down the page you will find a set of activities especially for snowy weather, as well as pages from previous weeks.  

Don't forget, at the bottom of this page there are some 'bedtime' stories - let me know if you would like any in particular - as well as other stories in our 'Video resource centre' in the drop down menu on the home page. There are stories from Nursery and other year groups.


Meanwhile, stay home, stay safe!

The Nursery Team

Bedtime Stories

Nursery 'Book at Bedtime' was developed to support children at home, as there is a strong link between the number of books children experience and long term life expectations. The stories at the bottom were designed to be listened to, along with the book borrowed from nursery, however, you can listen to them and imagine the pictures, or you may have your own copies at home you can use. The new stories at the top of the list are now designed to listen to without the book - a 'told' story rather than one supported with the book or props. This is an area of learning we focus on during the year.

Either way, listen and enjoy and Good Night, sleep well!

The Very Lazy Ladybird by Isobel Finn and Jack Tickle

The ladybird is SO lazy she cannot fly. She finds different ways to move around and by the end, has to fly! Listen to the story and find out why!

One mole digging a hole by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt

A fantastic story for this week - links to the mystery in Mrs. Riordan's garden and our phonics!

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar by Sheridan Cain and Jack Tickle

Caterpillar is eating when he is disturbed by various mini beasts. He watches them fly and wishes he could do the same... perhaps one day he will!

Walking through the jungle by Julie Lacome

Go exploring to see what you can see in the jungle! Can you move like the different animals?

Where's my Teddy? by Jez Alborough

A story about a small boy looking for his small teddy, who meets a big bear looking for his big teddy!

Balloon by Jez Alborough

This story is by the same person who wrote 'Hug' which we enjoyed earlier in the year in nursery. This story has lots of words to describe what is happening as a boy walks in the park and buys a balloon to play with. It blows away and he and his dog try to catch it - with help from lots of other animals!

Brown Bear Brown Bear by Bill Martin and Eric Carle

This story was one of our focus books this year. It is full of repeating phrases that make it easy to join in with.

Hello, Goodbye by David Lloyd and Louise Voce

One of our favourites in nursery and a fun way to practice voices - part of our learning for phonics!

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

A story about a walk around the farm, lots of words to describe positions.

General Information about Clarendon Nursery

We are a 26 place Nursery, open from 8.55am to 11:55am. Clarendon Nursery welcomes children in the term after their third birthday and is situated at the bottom of the school playground. Our Nursery teacher is Mrs Riordan and Mrs Wallis and Mrs Matthews are our teaching assistants.

The Nursery provides a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Outside, Clarendon Nursery has a large fully enclosed outdoor area with lots of exciting play equipment and activities. In Nursery, we learn through purposeful play and exploration. We plan a range of play activities to help our children progress in each of the areas of learning and development. When the time comes, we have a seamless transition into reception as the teachers from reception spend time in the nursery, Mrs. Riordan in her role as SENCo is in the main school in the afternoons and the children have had lots of experience of visiting the main school as part of their learning.

Come and visit us for a better picture of what we can offer your child! A registration form can be found on the web page, drop down the menu under the ‘parents’ section and at the bottom there is a link to the registration form. You can also collect them from the school reception desk. At this point you will be advised if there are places available or your details will be kept on a waiting list and we will contact you as soon as one becomes available or when your child is the correct age.