Chilton Primary School

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Seedlings Nursery

Welcome to Seedlings



Welcome to Seedlings where you will find enthusiastic young explorers who enjoy learning through play inside and outside in our calm and purposeful environment. We are learning to be independent and developing a "have a go" attitude at the beginning of our school journey.


We are supported daily by our Nursery Teacher Mrs Vaughan and our Early Years Practitioner Mrs Butler who is assisted by Mrs Jolley on a Friday.  Mrs Aitken has joined us every morning from January 2024.


We also go to Forest School on Tuesday mornings


Term 5 - All creatures great and small


This term our focus will be on animals. We will start by finding out more about the very smallest of creatures, insects, and build up to pets, farm animals and even some animals from other countries. We will be thinking about how we can help care for animals and the environment as well as how animals help us. We will also be finding out about the life cycle of a caterpillar this term and watching some caterpillars grow and change in our nursery classroom.



Term 4 - Ready, steady, grow!


This term we will be getting green fingered and planting and growing some beans and other plants. We will be visiting Chilton Garden Centre and looking for signs of Spring in our nursery garden and the local area.

We will be sharing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Jasper's beanstalk, amongst others, and we will be looking at lifecycles including beans, caterpillars, chicks and frogs.

We will finish the term with a focus on Easter with lots of fun activities and Easter baking. 


Term 3 - When I Grow Up


This term we are thinking back to when we were babies and all the things we have learnt to do as we have grown older. We will be thinking about the jobs we would like to do when we are older and learning more about all the people around us who help us, including some work on Superheroes!

We will explore this further through our role play area and small world play and we will do lots of dressing up.


Term 2 -Lights, Lanterns and Celebrations


 This term starts with a bang as we find out about Bonfire Night and fireworks, using them as a starting point for lots of colourful creative play. 

We will be creating a "dark space' to explore; experimenting with different sources of light, as we think about Night and Day, discover nocturnal animals and all the things that happen whilst we are fast asleep! 


Over the course of the term we will be finding out all about the different ways people celebrate special times as we discuss some traditions of Diwali, Hanukkah, birthdays and of course Christmas, finishing with a little performance of festive singing and dancing.



Term 1 - This is Me!


We are looking forward to a busy and exciting first term. Our first few weeks will centre around 'ourselves' as we settle into our new routines, get to know each other, find out about our homes and families and have lots of fun playing with our new friends!


As the term progresses, we will be thinking about how we use our bodies, exploring our senses, finding out about being healthy and what makes us happy!


We will also be looking out for changes and discovering lots of signs of Autumn around the school environment and Nursery garden.


A Morning in Nursery


We come in at 8:45am wash our hands, and self-register using our name cards. We choose inside until carpet time at 9:05am when we have a 'Good Morning' song with lots of movement to wake us up - then we have an adult led carpet time.

At 9:25am we choose from activities inside and outside (whatever the weather!), playing and exploring and sometimes we will work with an adult in a small group. 

We sit down for a healthy snack in a group with an adult at about 10:10 and at 11:10am we all tidy up before sitting down for a story, some rhymes and songs or some maths input before singing our 'Goodbye Song' at 11:45am.


We all go to Forest School on Tuesday mornings and often visit the hall on Mondays for PD.


Nursery timetable - subject to change

Welcome to Seedlings Class - Information for Parents