HoldbrookPrimary School and Nursery

'Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve'

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I am Miss Greene and I am delighted to be teaching Nursery this year.

In our class we are supported by Miss Wray and Miss Connolly.

We work as a team and we would like to welcome you (Parents/Carers) to join us,

to work in partnership, to ensure your child reaches their full potential.


This half term our topic is ALL ABOUT ME.

Through this topic the children will have time to explore and settle-in to their new environment, building relationships and learning the basic nursery routine.

They will learn about areas such as 

friendship, diversity and self-expression.  

We will talk about our body, explore how to express ourselves, and our senses.

Along the way, your child will be encouraged to think about what makes

each of us unique!


We will learn through our play, both indoors and outdoors,

looking at Autumn and the changes in the seasons.


Please ensure your child is appropriately dressed for the weather,

with a spare set of clothes to change into should they get messy or wet.


Messy play is the open-ended exploration of materials and their properties.

Activities like squishing clay, pouring sand, painting, using glue, etc

allow children to repeat and experiment as they like.

Children are naturally curious, and messy play engages their senses at

a developmental level that is appropriate for them.


In nursery we look after our classroom, always remembering to...

'Choose It, Use It and Put It Away'

and we look after our friends by using kind hands and kind words.


Please look at Tapestry regularly and 

Please click on the 1st star below


to view a sample of some of our exciting activities... 



In order to support your child at home, with their learning and development, please encourage:

  • Speaking and Listening– Two way communication is so important in the early years. Ask questions about your child's morning in Nursery (use Tapestry to prompt discussions). Give your child plenty of time to think and answer.
  • Turn taking and sharing– Play games which require taking turns and sharing.
  • Reading– Look at books together and discuss the pictures. Let your child tell you the story, through the pictures. Read books regularly (bed-time story) and repeat stories. Repetition is key to learning at this early stage.
  • Counting and number recognition– Count objects and actions (e.g. going up/down the stairs). Look at numbers in the environment (e.g when shopping, when walking home – on front doors, car number-plates, etc).
  • Sing nursery rhymes– (Use YouTube if you are not sure of the words)


If you would like to speak to me I am available before or after

school most mornings. Please contact the office to make an appointment.


Nursery Classroom Environment