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 Baum and our Early Years Practitioners Mrs Butler and Mrs Brown who are also assisted by Ms Gasgoine and Mrs Jolley on a Friday.


We also go to Forest School on Thursday mornings and have P.E/Movement led by our specialist teacher Mr Bedwell


Term 5 -  All Creatures Great and Small


Following the children's fascination with our caterpillars we start this term with 'Marvellous Minibeasts' , enjoying the classic story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and the not so well known 'The Very Busy Spider' both by Eric Carle.  We will do lots of counting and recording as we look for bugs and minibeasts out and about in our garden and Forest school.  We will follow an animal theme all this term as we explore Pets and how to look after them and then we will find out all about Farm Animals enjoying lots of stories and rhymes before our exciting EYFS trip to Farmer Gow's.  We finish our term looking at some African animals introduced through the beautifully illustrated story 'Handa's Surprise'.


Term 4 - Spring All Around Us


This term we will start by thinking about where we live and the places that are familiar to us.  We will be looking out for any signs that Spring is here as we explore the Nursery garden and Forest School.  As the spring bulbs emerge we will be planting up some seeds for summer vegetables and flowers in our garden.


 We will be thinking about lots of different kinds of weather and talking about it too as we do our daily weather watch. We are finding out about life cycles and the different sorts of animals that come from eggs.  As we move towards Easter we will be exploring some Easter traditions,  and taking part in our own Easter Hat Parade!



Term 3 - A Winter Woodland Wander


We will be welcoming some new friends into Seedlings as we start the New Year in Nursery. We will be recalling our recent celebrations and finding out about Chinese New Year.

This term we will be following a woodland theme as we explore a story based topic.  There will be a focus on sharing stories and retelling traditional tales and some new favourites too, each with a woodland or forest setting. 

We will find out all about wood, trees and the different animals that make their homes there; making good use of our own Forest School and outdoor area, wrapping up for the winter weather!




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, choose a story to take home 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 activity and together time in our key group 

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 and at 11:10am.

We all tidy up before sitting down for a story and some rhymes and songs before singing our 'Goodbye Song' at 11:45am.


We have Forest School in smaller groups on Thursday mornings.

We have movement and physical development time with Mr Bedwell on Wednesday mornings.

Nursery timetable - subject to change

Welcome to Seedlings Class - Information for Parents