Welcome to our nursery page!

Adults in our nursery:

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

EYFS Lead and Class Teacher        Class Teacher (M-W)                          L.S.A.                                       L.S.A.                                         L.S.A.

Miss Tanjum Choudry


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. 

Autumn Term 1 - All About Me

Primary Knowledge Curriculum Unit

This half term, we will learn ‘All About Me’. We will learn the names of the parts of the face and body, how their bodies have changed since they were born, who members of our family are and who the people that help us in our local community are. You can find a knowledge organiser here: ‘All About Me’

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The children will be getting settled into our lovely environment. They 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.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be learning how to say hello, how to make new friends, share resources and find solutions to problems they may encounter during play.

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 new friends and how to manage play in a kind and considerate way. We will be learning the words ‘family’, ‘community’ and ‘emergency’ 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. Please see our weekly news flashes below to see which books the children have enjoyed that week! Mark making opportunities are always available for the children to explore.


We will practice 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 our bodies, our families, our school and the community around us. We will also be learning all about the emergency services that help us. 

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 creating self-portraits using paper plates, making play dough families and creating emergency vehicles in our junk modelling area. 


Weekly newsflash: 

W/C: 18.09.23

The children have had another fantastic week! We have started to explore what being safe looks like in more detail. We have looked at keeping each other safe by making sure we wash our hands thoroughly after using the toilet and before eating. The children have enjoyed practising! We have enjoyed exploring threading and cutting and sticking! The rain also made a fantastic sensory experience in our sand tray! The children loved exploring the soaking sand using diggers and spades. Well done for another brilliant week!

W/C: 11.09.23

This week, we have been exploring all the different areas of our learning environment in our together times. We have been focussing on how to follow our school rules of ready, respect and safe in these areas. It has been brilliant to see the children settle into good routines when using our environment. This week, the children have really enjoyed exploring using watercolour paints and sculpting our playdough. The children have also enjoyed exploring our digging area outside. Well done for another fantastic week!

W/C: 04.09.23

We had a fantastic first week in Little Elvers. The children have settled into nursery and are having a great time exploring the new environment. This week, the children have really enjoyed exploring a wide variety of arts activities including using stencils, colouring pencils, felt tip pens, paint and play dough. The children have enjoyed exploring our small world area and working together to create towers with our wooden blocks. Outside, the children have really enjoyed creating obstacle courses using balance steps, wooden walk ways, cones and hula hoops! It has been lovely to support the children in making new friends and settle into the new routine of nursery. Well done for a brilliant first week!

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