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Click on 'Latest News' - to the right of this scroll, to see the latest updates to our web page and current information. Please see our Safeguarding page for information regarding Safeguarding and keeping safe while we are closed. From Monday 23rd of March 2020 the academy will be closed and only open, offering a reduced provision, for the children of key workers.


Home Learning

Some parents have asked about daily structure and timetables.  Below is just one suggestion that may work for your family.  Remember every family is different, every child is different, every working situation is different.  Avoid comparing what other families are doing and how much they have done each day.  Do what works best for your family and for your child.  Also remember sitting one to one with your child for an hour doing 'academic time' would not be suitable for this age group therefore do as long as you and your child are enjoying together. 

Play Based Learning

Remember EYFS is focused on learning through play so make the most of: imaginative play at home, games with your children, creative tasks, exploring your garden, baking together, singing and dancing, exercise, reading to your child to develop language and communication.   Have fun with your learning at home. 


If you need further suggestions/guidance please do not hesitate to contact the school office who will then forward emails to relevant teachers. 


It's lovely to see some of your learning at home already being shared on Tapestry, especially happy faces enjoying the lovely weather in our gardens.  We are regularly checking Tapestry and can communicate with your children about their activities. 

Online Suggestions

Please see below some suggested links to support your child with their learning at home.  We know there are so many great suggestions also circulating through social media.   


Thank you for all your support and also following Government guidelines to keep your children at home unless required for emergency childcare. 


Keep safe.


Wesbite Suggestions

Welcome to Nursery Class!

 Our Nursery children have settled into life here at Bishop Lonsdale very well.  They have made lots of friends and are becoming really established in our routines.




Over the year we have planned for topics which offer a broad and balanced curriculum to engage children in new experiences to further their learning and knowledge.  These topics are subject to change depending on the children's interests.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

All About


Jolly Celebrations

People Who

Help Us



Julia Donaldson

At the bottom of the garden


Autumn Term




Oh No! It's the Gruffalo !!

Class Rules and Expectations


Within the first week of school the class talked about what they thought would make our classroom a happy place.  We discussed what we would expect from each other and what values we held high in our expectations.  These are the rules which the class came up with to make the Nursery a happy place.


We keep our classroom tidy


We look after our toys


We play nicely with each other


We are kind and friendly


We share with each other


We always say please and thank you


We are helpful


In Nursery we follow the Development Matters Document where a child's development is based on their age.  Our curriculum uses children's interests and experiences to spark their enthusiasm and love for learning.  By the end of Nursery we would be expecting the children to be meeting the majority of the statements within the 30-50 months bracket, however we do make our judgements as professionals on a 'best fit' basis.  All children have the expectation to meet the Early Learning Goals statements by the end of Reception.  Please click on the icons below to view the statements for each age range. 



Online Safety


In a day and age where computers are part of our everyday lives, it is so important to teach our children how to keep themselves safe from an early age.  We need to work together to ensure our children are aware of how to protect themselves and where to get help.  Here are a couple of child friendly stories you can share at  home to support the work we do in school.  If you have any questions or need support with online safety then we are always here.



Useful documents for Nursery parents/carers