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Creswick Primary And Nursery School

Learning for Life

Sir John Newsom Way,
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire AL7 4FL

01707 323038

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 Nursery Oak - Mrs Hayden & Mrs Hawkins


TAs - Mrs Kelly-Furniss, Mrs Peyrovi, Miss Peyrovi, Mrs Runaninova


In the Early Years Foundation Stage, we have three prime areas of learning:

  • Communications and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

It is important that the children are proficient and confident in these areas before they can develop their skill and interests in the four other areas of learning:

  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Understanding of the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

We will have parent consultations with you again this term so look out for dates for these over the next few weeks.

Every child is unique and they will all learn and develop at different times and in different ways.  An important aspect of your child's development involves looking at the characteristics of effective learning.  We recognise these and try to develop them.  There are three categories:

  • Playing and Exploring (finding out, playing with what I know and being willing to "have a go".)
  • Active Learning (being involved and concentrating, keep trying and enjoying achieving what I set out to do.)
  • Creating and Thinking Critically (having my own ideas, making links and choosing ways to do things.)

New Key Workers

This term we shall be changing your child's Key Worker.  Green group will be led by Mrs Kelly-Furniss and Mrs R Peyrovi; Blue group by Mrs Hayden and Mrs Hawkins and Red group by Mrs M Peyrovi.  This is to help them to become familiar with different adults and areas of the setting which will help with their ability to adapt to new adults and surroundings when transitioning into Reception.  Additionally, this will help enable all adults know all the children thoroughly so that they can be fully informed to support your child's learning.  The transition will be gradual and we will keep you informed of what is happening over the course of the next few weeks.

General Information


Both Nursery classes have PE on Thursdays.

Now we are into the Summer term we will start to change the children into their full PE kits. Please ensure that children have a named bag containing plimsolls, red shorts and navy PE T-shirt. These will be stored in Nursery and can remain in the class for the term. Please encourage your child to be dressing and undressing independently at home so that we can be changed quickly for PE. Earrings should be removed or taped over and long hair should be tied back. 


Library books are changed each week on Fridays. Please return the previous week’s book so that a new one can be issued.


In Nursery, we like to involve parents and carers as much as possible in the children’s learning. We provide weekly Facebook posts (‘like’ the Facebook page to receive notifications automatically) and have class noticeboards. It is important that you check these regularly as key dates and messages will be displayed here. Letters and notes are also often placed in bookbags so do be sure to check your child’s bookbag everyday too. We also invite you into the class once a week for rhyme-time. We have opportunities each term for parents to officially communicate with Nursery staff through a longer stay and play session and parent-teacher consultations.   Class teachers are not allowed to accept any monies, medicines or absence notes, please ensure these are given directly to the office. 

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 23rd April - Summer Terms begins
  • Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday (no Nursery)
  • Monday 20th May - Whole day Nursery trip to Standalone Farm
  • Half-term - 27th May - 31st May 2019 (no Nursery)
  • Thursday 18th July - Teddy Bear's Picnic & Sports Day Stay & Play (10:45-11.45/12:30-1:30)
  • Thursday 18th July - Nursery breaks up for summer holidays - last day
  • Friday 19th July - Last day of school (no Nursery)
  • Parent Consultations in June - dates to be confirmed.

Click on the link below to access Nursery's Topic Web.

Nursery Oak Topic Plan Summer 2019


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