Dear Parents/Carers,  

 I am very pleased to invite you to our Nativity 2023. We will be celebrating Christmas by singing lots of special songs for you.  

Please join us on: 

 Monday 18th December at 10:00am   

 If you would prefer your child not to participate, please speak with your Class Teacher. Alternative arrangements will be made for children who do not wish to join in.  

 We look forward to seeing as many of your faces as possible at our Christmas show.  


The Nursery Team


This week in nursery we explore the tale “Peace at Last”. Through interactive activities, these young nursery learners delve into the characteristics and habitats of bears, forging a connection between the fictional world of Mrs Bear and the real wonders of these creatures. Guided by their adults, the nursery children embark on a journey of discovery, blending the magic of storytelling with the joy of learning about the natural world around them.

To help your child extend this wonderful learning experience you can do a few things at home with your child: Create a story box with an old shoe box about the story, talk about what bears do, role play the story, talk to your child about the importance of sleep and going to bed early.

The nursery children having been reading the book Owl babies this week. Through interactive and age-appropriate activities, they have delved into the fascinating world of these nocturnal creatures. From story sessions that introduce the adventures of owl babies to hands-on crafts replicating owl nests, the children have learned about the unique characteristics and habits of these feathered friends. Ask your children at home a few questions about the book. What happens in the story ? What are the names of the owls ? Which owl do you like and why ?

In math’s we have been using building blocks to make objects and count how many blocks we have used. The children have really enjoyed carrying out this activity. We have been using numbers in our songs, in our play and outside when playing with our friends. Please continue to support your child with counting at home and get them involved when going out shopping!

The children are independently accessing our reading corner and enjoying retelling stories. This is amazing to see and we encourage all parents to read with your child everyday. Reading promotes the use of everyday language, vocabulary and opens up their imagination. We have been very impressed with how the children are able to sit on the carpet and listen to stories being read out by an adult. We have also been doing lots of circle times to promote good speaking and listening skills. The children are developing lots of language everyday!

Welcome to our Nursery. The children have all had a great start to the term learning about light and festivals. We have been decorating objects with patterns to learn more about the festival Diwali. The children have also really enjoyed using our book corner to read for pleasure. We welcome parents to join us every Friday at 8.50am to read with your child for 30mins. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see how your child is getting on at school and a chance for them to use lots of language to retell stories. We are also learning to count to 10 in Maths using different natural objects such as sticks, leaves and conkers that we have picked up from outside. The children are really enjoying their physical play and love to explore outside with their friends. We would really appreciate it if you could kindly label the children’s bottles with their names and any school jumpers or t shirts. Thank you for your help and support.

The Nursery Team

Thank you to all the parents who came to support us as we performed in the Easter Bonnet Parade! We spent a long time working hard to learn the words and actions to our songs. Please enjoy some pictures from the event…

Happy Easter 2023 love from Sputnik Nursery

I have attached the slides to my Welcome Presentation for you to read.

The Nursery Team would like to welcome all our new families to Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. We know this is an exciting step in your child’s early life and we are so glad that you have chosen our Nursery for your child.

Left: Mrs Carter, Nursery Nurse
Centre: Ms Reid, Teaching Assistant
Right: Ms Kelleher, Class Teacher

This section of the school website will have important news and information for Nursery parents/ carers throughout the school year. Please keep an eye out!

Thank you
– Ms Kelleher