We hope you have all had an amazing break! We are looking forward to welcoming back those children that are already a part of Goldthorn Park Nursery and we say a big ‘hello’ to new children beginning this September. This term we will be focusing on the topic ‘All about me’.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
This autumn term will focus on building relationships and developing a sense of belonging in a new environment. The children will identify how others may feel and how to manage their own behaviour and feelings. Routine and group work will gradually be introduced through register time, snack time, singing and story sessions and circle time.

Physical Development.
The children will learn and be encouraged to develop an awareness of body parts and explore the different ways they can move their bodies. Children will participate in action songs and rhymes every day. Our outdoor play will provide opportunities for children to enjoy energetic activities such as climbing, running, jumping, building, crawling etc. Our indoor play will allow children to experience many activities that involve developing fine motor skills such as linking small construction materials, sticking and using one handed tools. We are currently working on introducing a PE session each week.

Children have opportunities to enjoy books at all times during child initiated play. Children can access the reading area to listen to stories and participate in stories and rhymes. Activities are often based on focus book each week. Phonics will be introduced through group work that includes listening to and describing sounds and noises in our environment, developing an awareness of syllables in words, identifying rhyme and letter recognition.
Children will experiment with a variety of materials and tools when mark making such as, sand, foam, chalk, crayons etc.

Communication and Language.
Children will be encouraged to develop and expand their language skills in a variety of situations, both formal and informal, when playing and during structured games and activities. We will have show and tell each week which will consist of colourful/favourite/smelly objects. 

Children will be concentrating on counting, reciting, ordering and recognising numbers. Children will learn through a variety of practical activities in and out of the classroom.

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!