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





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...

Going on a bear hunt!

Recently, the children in Nursery went on a bear hunt! This helped the children explore and develop their knowledge of positional language. The children took turns hiding bears for their friends to find. They had great fun looking for the bears! The children were then...

Water Play

The nursery have enjoyed lots of water play over the last few weeks. They have investigated how water travels and have worked out lots of ways to transport water.    A splashing time had by all! Article 28: Your right to learn and go to...

Nursery enjoy porridge with the 3 bears.

On the last day before half term, Nursery enjoyed another day of outdoor activities. We were joined, at the end of both sessions, by the 3 bears who happily shared their porridge with us. While the porridge was cooking we listened to the story of Goldilocks and the 3...

Gardening in Nursery.

Rob paid us a visit today in Nursery to help us make a start on planting up our raised beds. We now have a fabulous rockery and yummy strawberries to look forward too. Look out for more gardening after half term.  

Royal fun in Nursery.

Nursery children enjoyed a right royal event last Friday when we celebrated the forthcoming marriage of Harry and Meghan with our street party. We made flags and had lots of fun with red and blue pasta shapes. The dressing up clothes just had to come out on such a...

Early adventurers

It was a great day for an adventure today, so all the Early Years children went off to explore the top field. It was big, grassy and full of things to explore. Some children made shapes with flowers; some did throwing and catching; some found out about the fungi on a...

Outdoors on Fridays.

Nursery enjoyed another fun packed Friday this week. We headed up to our top field with a variety of balls, bats and the parachute for some outdoor fun. We also did some counting as we filled our buckets with daises and acted out the story of the Bear Hunt as there...

Friday outdoor fun in Nursery

Nursery children have had a fantastic time outdoors today. Our topic this half term is All Creatures Great and Small so today we set up our wormery in our garden and enjoyed digging for worms. We found other minibeasts too including slugs and ants. Afternoon nursery...

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