School Closure - Learning at home

Learning At Home

Happy New Year and a big welcome to our new children and children returning back from a lovely Christmas break! 

The children have had a fantastic first term settling into their school learning environment, now it’s time to continue our exciting learning adventure. 

This term our topic will be ‘Welcome to our world’. We will be learning about different houses, transport, cultures and countries. We already know the children will come in with their positive attitudes towards learning and a big smile on their faces. 

We would like to remind parents that children need to have a spare change of clothes and a pair of wellington boots in school. We will now be taking part in ‘Welly Wednesdays’. This will be an opportunity for children to take part in an outdoor learning experience with their teacher once per week.

We would also like to remind parents to change your child’s book. You may do this any day of the week when you drop your child to Nursery. We ask you to write the name of the new book on the sheet provided. 

Please remember we have an open door policy which allows you to speak to a member of staff when you drop or collect your child from school.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a fabulous term ahead!

Miss Allen, Mrs Baker and Mrs Sangha


November 2019

‘Bonfire Day’ Friday 8th November 2019
Today Nursery enjoyed a bonfire day. We celebrated by drinking yummy hot chocolate, eating delicious marshmallows and singing campfire songs!


Nursery ‘Diwali Party Day’ 25/10/19
We had an amazing week in Nursery learning about the story of Rama and Sita. The children enjoyed making Diva lamps and having their own Diwali party at the end of the week. The children dressed in celebration clothes, ate traditional food, played party games and danced away!




Thank you to all the children and parents for coming to our ‘share a story workshop’ in Nursery. We had such a fantastic time sharing one of our favourite stories ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.




Summer Term 1 2019

Here are a selection of web links that we will be using in class for the rhyme of the week and the book of the week:

Books and Rhymes of the Week:

3.0619              Miss Polly had a Dolly

10.06.19            Fireman Sam Song  

17.06.19            Brush Your Teeth

24.06.19           Down in the Jungle        

                          Dear Zoo

1.07.19             Five Speckled Frogs

8.07.19             Ten Green Bottles     

15.07.19            Yellow Bird




Summer Term 1 2019

Here are a selection of web links that we will be using in class for the rhyme of the week and the book of the week:

Books and Rhymes of the Week:

29.04.19           George and the Dragon

                          Princess Long Ago

6.05.19          Three Little Pigs

                       Old MacDonald Had a Farm

13.05.19         Three Little Pigs

                         Build the House

20.05.19          The Tiger who came to Tea

                         Polly Put the Kettle On

                         I'm a Little Tea Pot

May 2019

A massive thank you to all the dads who participated in the FRED programme. Goldthorn Park is officially the best FRED school in the country! We have been recognised as having the most committed dads, children and staff out of 99 schools who also took part in the programme.

What a wonderful achievement!


Spring Term 2 2019

Here are a selection of web links that we will be using in class for the rhyme of the week and the book of the week:

Books and Rhymes of the Week:

25.02.19           The Very Hungry Caterpillar

                          Incy Wincy Spider

04.03.19            Mix a Pancake

11.03.19           Jack and the Beanstalk

                        Wheels on the Bus

18.03.19       Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

25.03.19       The Gingerbread Man

                      Who Took the Cookie?

01.04.19          It's Raining, it's Pouring

08.04.19       Humpty Dumpty

                      Hot Cross Buns                                         





Spring Term 2019

Here are a selection of web links that we will be using in class for the rhyme of the week and the book of the week:

Books and Rhymes of the Week:

7.01.19           Two Little Dicky Birds      

                        The Tin Forest               

14.01.19         One Potato Two Potato  

                        Spot Loves Nursery - Making Friends 

21.01.19         Row, Row, Row Your Boat

                       Lost and Found 

28.01.19         Baby Shark    

                        Lost and Found

4.02.19           Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

                        Chinese New Year

11.01.19         1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive!    

                        Guess How Much I Love You

Thank to all Nursery parents for your continued support this term and for helping your child to make Christmas calendars, cards and Christingles during Family Learning sessions.

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to working with you in the new year.












Autumn Term 2018

Here are a selection of web links that we will be using in class for the rhyme of the week and the book of the week:

Books and Rhymes of the Week:


5.11.18    Five Little Monkeys Rhyme

12.11.18   Goldilocks Rhyme                         Goldilocks Story

19.11.18   Five Currant Buns Rhyme             Goldilocks and the Three Bears

26.11.18   Magic Porridge Pot Rhyme            Magic Porridge Pot Story

3.12.18    The Story of Christmas

Please use the Dough Disco Video to help your child do exercises needed to get ready for mark-making, correct pencil grip and writing. Using this video for a short time everyday will help develop the physical skills needed as well as listening, understanding and speaking skills. CLICK HERE for the link to the video.


week beginning -

17th Sept   Owl Babies

24th Sept -  Brown Bear Brown Bear

1st/8th Oct   We're Going on a Bear Hunt

15th Oct   Little Red Hen

22nd Oct    Meg and Mog 

Rhymes of the week:

One Little Finger

This is the way...

If You're Happy, Happy Happy

I Can Sing a Rainbow

Walking, Walking

Hickety Pickety My Red Hen

Class Prayer

One Potato Two Potato

October 2018

Nursery parents, children and teachers enjoyed getting together to learn about and taste different types of bread from all over the world. Everyone tasted the bread and voted for their favourite.

Just like the Little Red Hen Mrs Sahni asked 'Who will help me?'.
A big thank you to all the parents who said 'I will help!'.
Generously they supplied all the bread and accompaniments.

Thank you from Mrs Sahni, Mrs Chana and Mrs Baker











Photos from 2017/2018

May 2018

Royal Wedding Celebrations

In afternoon Nursery children dressed in red, white and blue and enjoyed learning about the Royal wedding. We saw photographs of the Royal couple and explored real wedding objects to learn new words. We made flags, bunting, red, white and blue chains to decorate the nursery. On the dough table and in the mud kitchen they made wedding food fit for royalty. In the flower shop we arranged and sold wedding bouquets. We also made confetti and wedding cards and danced to wedding music and sang a wedding rhyme.



In the week beginning 7th May 2018, Reception and Nursery came together to launch the reading for pleasure programme called FRED – Fathers Reading Every Day. The children enjoyed the opportunity to have a healthy breakfast with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and cousins and mothers. For four weeks, fathers and father figures will spend 15 minutes a day for two weeks, reading with their children – then 30 minutes a day for a second two weeks. Each father will record the amount of time spent reading to their children and the number of books read. Thank you to Mrs Sahni, Jeszemma Garratt (Head of FRED training) and Mrs Harrison for their excellent speeches about the importance of FRED at Goldthorn!


March 2018

The morning nursery children visited Spring Vale library on Thursday 15th March. They learned about how the library works and had the opportunity to make masks related to stories.
Elizabeth (the community librarian) shared some of her favourite books with us.
The children then chose books to read alone, or to share with their family and friends. They enjoyed looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction books, and all left with their own library card and first set of book loans!