Nursery - Year N

Miss Amy Giles

Nursery manager

One of my favourite books to read is Stickman by Julia Donaldson, there is the fun element for the children with the different paths that Stick man goes on and the different elements of the weather and still get that happy ending of getting home to his family for Christmas. I've a large family all spread out now but the one time we always get together is Christmas so this story always makes me think of all my family.

Beth Herring

Support staff

One of my favourite children's books is Alfie Gets in First by Shirley Hughes. I love all the stories about Alfie and Annie Rose but this is my favourite. It's a simple story about Alfie coming home from the shops with his mum and slamming the door shut with Alfie inside and mum and the keys on the outside. One thing I love about this book is the illustrations. They tell so much of the story not written in the words, like the window cleaner who gradually works his way up the street on each page and the people who come out of their houses to see what is going on. Shirley Hughes is a great author but an even better illustrator because her pictures tell so much more of the story.

Chloe Attis

Support staff

My favourite story is ‘Guess How Much I Love You’. This is my favourite book to read to my children. Every bedtime we snuggle down and share this story together. We all find that this is the perfect way to end the day.

Papiya Dey

EYFS Teaching assistant / Lunch cover

I like the books from the harry and the dinosaur collection, they remind me of reading with my sons when they were young. I like reading them to the children in nursery as they get so excited by the stories.

Spring term 

The spring term is always exciting here at BBeebies, the children have adjusted to the setting and are becoming confident in the routine and the different resources what are available for them.  This is when we now see more of their individual characters and can guide them within their interests  to further the learning opportunities.  

The children have been enjoying the story of 'Walking through the jungle' and some have visited local places like Heligan Gardens and The Eden Project, so from these, our next half term will be exploring the Jungle and seeing what we are able to find out. 

The weather can lead us to explore things further and we also look for signs of spring and we will be starting to prepare our garden ready to start planting up different vegetables. we will be encouraging the children to get involved with all elements of the process as it enables us to answer questions and from this the children learn more. Pumpkins, Carrots, Tomatoes and runner beans have been mentioned so far! 

The children will be having opportunities to explore numbers and shapes, identifying the odd on e out when  grouping and starting to explore patterns.