Welcome to our nursery page!

Adults in our nursery:

Miss Natalie Lewis                          Dr Anna Sandfield        Mrs Claire Lloyd                  Mrs Alison Butterfield

EYFS Lead and Class Teacher        Class Teacher (M-W)    Learning Support Assistants

Miss Isabel Pile                      Miss Tanjum Choudhury

Our learning: 

Here at Little Elvers, we have lots of fun following the children's interests to guide our learning. The children love learning through play in our engaging indoor and outdoor environments. We also use the Primary Knowledge Curriculum to enhance the children's learning. 

Spring Term 2 - Animals and their babies

Primary Knowledge Curriculum Unit

This half term, our Primary Knowledge Curriculum unit is called ‘Animals and their babies’. We will learn that all animals have babies. We will also learn that not all animals look like their babies. We will look in depth at animals from different habitats including farm animals, woodland animals and animals from the Arctic and Antarctic. You can find a knowledge organiser here: Animals and their babies

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The children will be engaging and playing with the learning resources in our indoor and outdoor areas. We will be supporting the children to ‘have a go’ at new activities and persist with activities when challenges occur. We will also support the children to make links to prior learning.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be learning how to share resources and find solutions to problems they may encounter during play. We will be using “please stop” with a raised hand to help the children communicate with others. We will be recapping the emotions of happy, sad and angry and also learning about fear, disgust and surprise. We will continue to learn about our school rules of Safe, Ready and Respect in depth.

Physical Development

We will be exploring gross motor skills including large-scale mark-making and fine-motor skills. A range of outdoor equipment is available to help the children develop their gross motor skills. Different fine motor skills activities are available for the children to try, as well as a large variety of other learning resources that use fine motor skills.

Communication and Language

We will be exploring how to talk to friends politely and how to manage play in a kind and considerate way. We will be learning the words ‘offspring’, ‘wild’ and ‘endangered’ through our Primary Knowledge Curriculum Unit. 


In Little Elvers, we have a lovely reading nook with a large variety of fiction and non-fiction books. We have a daily story time in which a book is shared with the children. We will be exploring the story Dear Zoo in great detail this half term. Mark-making opportunities are always available for the children to explore.


We will practise reciting numbers to 5. We will make a start at delving deeper into each number to really understand what each number means and how you could represent it. Alongside this, we will start to build our understanding of 2D shape.

Understanding the World

We will be learning all about animals and their babies through our PKC unit of work (see above). We will also learn about Easter and the fact that a group of people called Christians celebrate it.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children always have access to a variety of craft materials in order to express themselves and have fun creating! We will be making animal masks and creating animal sculptures using clay.


Weekly newsflash: 

W/C: 20.02.23

The children have come back rested and ready to learn this week! The children have remembered our school rule of being 'Safe' in great depth! We have also started to look at different animals! The children enjoyed watching videos and learning facts about Mrs Lloyd and Miss Pile's snakes! The children have really enjoyed learning outside this week - there has been lots of jumping in muddy puddles! We have also recapped numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3. Great week Little Elvers!

W/C: 26.02.23

We have started to prepare for some very special visitors that are arriving soon! Some chicks! In together times, we talked about animals that we might see on a farm and learned some of their names and the special names for their babies. We also found out about the special names for where farm animals live and what they eat. We sang farm songs and pretended to be "bumping up and down on a big rainbow tractor" to feed the animals. It has been brilliant to hear all the knowledge that the children have gained! Well done Little Elvers!

W/C: 04.03.23

We have continued preparing for our chick eggs! In together times, we looked inside an egg and found out about how eggs that we use for cooking are different from the eggs that chicks can grow inside! We talked about eggs being laid in a nest and found out that they can also be kept safe in an incubator. We also sang a song about hatching eggs! What a great week it has been!

W/C: 11.03.23

The time has come! Our chick eggs arrived this week. The children have been amazed watching the chicks hatch from their eggs on Thursday and Friday. The have asked brilliant questions and shown fantastic observational skills. We have talked about how to keep the chicks safe and how to show them respect, referring to our school rules. I am so proud of how gentle and thoughtful the children have been this week. Well done Little Elvers!