Please note that this Friday, 23rd July, is the last day of the summer term. The children will be leaving at 1.30pm on Friday. Gates will be opened at 1.25pm for parents to collect their children. We hope you all have a lovely summer break.
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Welcome to our Nursery at Clarendon Infants' School.


Hello everyone!


Welcome to term 6! We are looking forward to spending the last term together here in nursery.

We will base our learning around the whole school theme of ‘Amazing Animals!’. We have already met some Amazing Animals last term - some chicks and some tadpoles - but we will be expanding this with many more this term. We hope to find amazingly small creatures in our outdoor area as we look after the plants we started to grow last term as well as any we spot when we walk around our site on a 'Summer walk'. Our story this term will be 'Come on Daisy' which we will be learning off by heart and also developing our own version.

30 days wild in June - once again, we will be following the adventures from the Wildlife Trusts with daily activities - we will display them on a window poster but you could always log on the the Wildlife Trust website to find pout more.

Finally, we will celebrate at the end of term with a special surprise for the children - more about this nearer the time - no spoilers!


Through out the term, our PSHE topic is 'Changing me' and we will use this as a focus for our reflection times. It looks at our bodies, how they change - good link to transition to their new classes - and how food and exercise affects us.

A curriculum map is in the star named Curriculum maps.

I have left some of the resources from lock down in the page below and in the different themed 'stars'. They are there for you should you like to continue using them. If you or your child need to isolate and your child is well enough, there is a 2 week plan for home learning in the 'Home learning' star.

The nursery email is still available for contacting us, although it is not always looked at every day now the children are back in school. If you have an urgent message, please see staff, preferably at collection time, or contact the school office.


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, let's get on with our fun and learning!


The Nursery Team

Starting school in a reception class in September?

Have you booked on to one of the courses to help you and your child, which ever school they may go to, be ready to make the transition? Look at the poster below for details. If you have missed the dates, or cannot make them, do phone the number to see what else is available to help your child. 

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.