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





Rain, rain don’t go away!

We have had another fantastic week in nursery. Today, we enjoyed colour mixing with paint in the rain, cleaning the paint off our yard and being soaked by the hose pipe! We found and counted thirteen worms to go in our compost bin which is a huge improvement from last...

Forest School fun in the rain!

Our motto in nursery is, 'There is no such thing as bad weather...only bad clothing!' We have had a wonderful time exploring outside in the rain today. We drew pictures on kitchen roll, put them outside in the rain and then examined them afterwards. We splashes in...

Forest School Friday Fun!

Nursery have had a fantastic time during Forest School today. We explored our school grounds and found some beautiful Autumn leaves, twigs, stones, apples, pears, blackberries, blueberries and daisies. We had a picnic snack, made colleges and uses our parachute.

Fruit crumble

We used the pears and apples that we found during our kite flying session last week to make fruit crumble today. We worked as a team and helped to peel, slice, chop and mix the ingredients. We enjoyed our fruit crumble during snack time.   .   Article 24: You...

Windy Weather at Windy Nook!

We decided to take advantage of the windy weather in nursery today and make some kites. We walked all of the way to the top field without letting go of our kites! The wind had blown lots of pears and apples off the trees which we picked up and brought back to nursery....

Welcome Caterpillars and Butterflies!

A huge welcome to all of our nursery children and an enormous well done to them for happily saying goodbye to their 'grown-ups'! Well done to the 'grown-ups' too as it can be emotional time for you as well!! We have had a fantastic week exploring both the inside and...

World Cup Fever at the Nook!

Windy Nook have been having a fantastic day of face painting, photographing and dancing with a bit of retail therapy! Good preparation for an England win tonight! Article 31: You have the right to play and rest. Article 29: Your education should help you use and...

EYFS Dance for School Games Day

The Nursery and Reception children put on a great dance performance to open the School Games Day for KS1 and KS2. To follow the World Cup theme we danced to 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)' by Shakira. The atmosphere was brilliant with everyone watching and joining...

We’re becoming more crafty in the nursery!

The children have been learning how to become more independent and activity with creative activities. They have really enjoyed our newly designed junk modelling area and they love transient art which has not only inspired a creative flare but has helped get their fingers moving to develop fine motor strength. The children are also becoming great artists in the painting area where they are more able to choose colours with a purpose. Great work Nursery!

Science fun in Nursery.

Outdoor fun on Fridays took a scientific turn last week as Nursery took part in Science Week.  We investigated floating and sinking in the water. We tried to guess which objects would float or sink then tested them. We made little boats and tested them out to see if...

Super Science Festival

Today, was a special day in school. Our Science week culminated with workshops from Mike Fletcher, from Sunderland College. We then took our learning outside and participated in a science festival. We show cased our experiments, took part in a playground challenge an...

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