Caterpillars and Butterflies (Nursery)

Miss Clough

Welcome to Caterpillars and Butterflies

We like to explore and have fun.


AM – Caterpillars 8:45am-11:45am

PM – Butterflies  12:15pm-3:15pm

30 hours – 8:45am-3:15pm

A warm welcome from all of the Nursery team.

A typical day in Nursery will consist of; registration/good morning, a short focussed activity (maths or phonics), choosing time indoors and outdoors, snack time and story/singing.

Please remember to…

  • Name all of your child’s clothes, shoes and any items that they bring into Nursey.
  • Drop off and collect your child on time.
  • Encourage your child to look in their tray for pictures, letters, jumpers and models.
  • Hand lunch time cover money in every Monday in a named envelope (30 hour children).
  • Resist the temptation to do everything for your child and encourage them to try and do it for themselves. E.G. dressing and toileting.
  • Remember that no worry is too small, if you are concerned about your child please let us know so that we can help.


Early Years Book List





Freshly squeezed fruit juice lollies!

This week we have been making our own ice lollies form fruit juice. The children have helped me write this post by reminding me how they make their lollies. They have very good memories! "Get some oranges, lemons and limes. Squeeze the juice out. Put it in ice cube...

Another fantastic Friday!

We have had another brilliant time observing and using nature! Mr Leighton cut off some branches from our favourite tree so we made good use of our imaginations as well as the branches!  Some of the inventive ideas included fishing rods, bows, counting sticks, wands...

Nursery Nature Walk!

Today we visited Windy Nook Nature Park with Jane Stanton (from Cycling Generation) to observe and enjoy nature. We discovered a variety of plants and insects which Jane helped us to identify. These included; ferns, oak trees, bird feet trefoil, brambles, buttercups,...

Nursery visit our wonderful pond

We visited our recently revamped pond area today. Mrs Pedersen-Wylie demonstrated how to stay safe when pond dipping as we will be having a go for ourselves in the near future. We also took the memory card from our outdoor camera, took it back to nursery and examined...

Phonics fun in nursery

We have been writing and saying the phoneme 'p' today.  Pirate Pete helped us by saying, 'Down the plait and over the pirates face',  which helped us remember which way to guide our pens.We practiced writing it in the air and on a white board and then we tasted some,...

Y6, Nursery and the Great Outdoors

Article 31: You have the right to play and rest Today Y6 had their end of SATs celebration and picnic on the top field. They were extra delighted when the nursery children came to join them and had a great time teaching them games, reading them stories and dancing...

Fungus competition!

We have received some fungus labs from Grow Wild and nursery are having a competition with Miss Smith, Mrs Ferry and Mr Murray to see who can grow the biggest mushroom! We planted some mycelium (vegetative part of a fungus needed to grow mushrooms which look like...

Mog snacks!

This week we have focused on the story, Mog and the V.E.T. We have been role playing being a vet, painting and drawing pictures of Mog, practicing writing Mog/  and making 'Mog snacks'. Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be...

Mona Lisa master pieces!

As it is 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, nursery have been very busy producing fabulous replicas of The Mona Lisa. The children loved using pastels and developing their blending and smudging techniques! Article 28: You have the right to a good quality...

Grass camps!

We have had great fun making camps with the freshly cut grass today. Our camp started off as a 'circle with a path' and then at snack time it became our restaurant! This afternoon, it evolved into a roundabout with three roads! Article 24: You have the right to the...

Gateshead Library

Christina from Gateshead library came to visit us today. She told us that the library is free to join and that you can borrow twenty books at one time! Christina also read us a story which we really enjoyed! We all agreed that books and reading are fantastic and we...

Grow Wild!

During our sessions outside today, we completed our wild flower bed in the shape of a  heart  and scattered some wild seeds in it which we received from Grow Wild. We checked our saplings to make sure that they were growing well, looked for blossom on the trees and...

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