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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Nursery 2019 to 2020

Welcome to Nursery

"Children are inspired to learn, which is reflected in

their positive behaviour. Children happily play, share and 

learn alongside each other". Ofsted 2019


Class information

Teacher: Mrs Ocock

Nursery Nurse: Miss Allison (all day - Nursery)  and Mrs Norman (mornings - Nursery/ Reception)

Our Current topic:

We are very excited about our new topic this half term GROWING. We will be learning about the story of Jack and the beanstalk, including growing bean plants, learning about the life cycle of Butterflies, chicks and frogs! Fingers crossed we are hoping to get a very special delivery in a weeks time of something that will help us to watch and learn about lifecycles!!


Key Dates                                                                 

Some key dates for this half term:

Parent meetings: Monday16th and Tuesday 17th March (Please return your requested appointment letters)

Express event: Tuesday 31st March 9-9.45am

Finish school: Friday 3rd April

Return to school: Monday 20th April


Week beginning 23.3.20 

Please look on the Home Learning tab to view the home learning photographs so far...

Home Learning 17.3.20

Please find the optional home learning below...

Our photo gallery

Caterpillar Update - 27.3.2020

We now have four chrysalises!!! 

World Book Day 5.3.2020

Nursery had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day. We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters, we shared stories with our Y3 Buddies, made book marks and enjoyed stories in Walt's wood.

We also joined the rest of school in the hall for a special Book day assembly! We showed off our fantastic costumes!!

Pancake day 25.2.20

Nursery have been learning about Pancake day. They enjoyed making their own, measuring the ingredients, stirring it and then of course eating them during snack time! We also wrote about how we made them.

Numicon Maths W/c 10.2.20

Nursery have been using Numicon to help them learn about numbers and counting. They have been recognising the shapes and numbers, adding them together, saying 1 more than. They have also been using the tweezers to count the correct number of pom poms onto their Numicon shape. 

Chinese New Year W/C 27.1.20 and 3.2.20

Nursery have been learning all about the Chinese New Year. They have made Chinese lanterns, money packets and learnt lots about Chinese traditions and how families celebrate the New year.

We enjoyed tasting Chinese food too!

Outdoor mark making

Spring 1

Nursery have been exploring different ways of mark making outside. It has been lots of fun. So far we have painted with a special muddy mixture, used chalk boards, made marks on CD's, used felt pens and wax crayons to draw on sandpaper and lots more...

Bedtime reading event 27.1.20

Nursery LOVED our bedtime reading event. We want our children to be excited and interested in reading, so we invited them to come back to school in the dark for a very special bedtime story! The children arrived in their pyjamas. First we enjoyed a bedtime story together and then we explored the different themes. We even enjoyed hot chocolate!

"It is the best school day ever."

On Monday the 13th of January we enjoyed our ENGAGE event.  We dressed up as animals from the Polar Regions as part of our new topic FROZEN KINGDOM. It was a fantastic day, lots of great costumes and very excited children!

Week beginning: 6th January 2020

Penguins and Polar bears!

Nursery have been learning about animals from the Polar Regions. As part of our Expressive Art and Design and Physical development learning the children looked carefully at photographs and painted their own Penguins and Polar bears. Didn't they do an amazing job!!

Week beginning: 6th January 2020


Nursery have been learning about touch counting accurately, rote counting, 1 more than. They have been working out which Penguin has the most and least fish for their dinner! 

Christmas 2019

What a very busy half term we have had. Here are just a few photo's so that you can see how busy we have been. We have made Calendars, cards, written letters to Santa, done lots of concert rehearsals, mark making/ writing to go with our nativity photographs, visited church, had a special visit from Santa, did Christmas tree counting and lots, lots more...

Have a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS from us all xxx

Come and celebrate EXPRESS event 5.12.19

Our lovely Nursery children and families enjoyed their first express event. We have been learning about many celebrations, such as Harvest festival, Halloween, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Diwali... our final and most exciting celebration is of course CHRISTMAS!! We hope that you enjoyed it!


We have had great fun learning all about Diwali! 

Children in need 2019

Nursery had fun dressing up for children in need. They made yummy rice crispy buns and took part in lots of Pudsey bear fun!

Friendship bracelets!

Nursery made their own Friendship bracelets. We talked about how we can be a good friend and show kindness to everyone around us. The children were very grown up and each chose a bracelet out of the basket. We read whose name they had on their bracelet.

Odd Socks Day!

On Tuesday 12th November we wore Odd socks to school as part of our Anti-bullying week work. We have been learning all about friendship and kindness.

Remembrance Day!

We will remember them!

Nursery enjoyed watching an animated video clip named 'Poppies' explaining the significance of Remembrance Day in a child friendly way. The children have made poppies and took part in our whole school Remembrance assembly. The Nursery children made us very proud...they sat so still and were silent for the full 2 minutes! Well done Nursery!!

Bonfire night theme

Last week we used the Glow pads to mark make shapes and letters to go with our marble rolling prints that we did. We also used colourful pom poms for our Maths learning.  We sorted the colours and touch counted them. We made them look like fireworks on black paper!

We also encouraged mark making/ writing/ drawing by covering the table in paper...we had lots of pictures, name writing and interests marks like zig zags, circles, dots and lines.

Fireworks pictures W/C 4.11.19

Nursery used marbles, mixed them into paints and rolled them around their paper in a tray to create Firework pictures. Then they added some glitter!

Halloween Day 23.10.19

We had lots of fun celebrating Halloween for our ENGAGE EVENT!! 

World Mental Health day 10.10.19

Our first walk to Church for Harvest festival service...

Welcome to Nursery

Our first few weeks learning...