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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Nursery 2020 to 2021

Summer 1

Newsletter Issue 5


Dear Parents/ Carers,


We hope that you enjoyed the Easter holidays and that the Easter bunny made a visit to all of your homes with some chocolate treats. Well it is the children’s last term of the school year and what an unusual one it has been. Despite all the ups and downs of the year we do hope that the children have still enjoyed all of their nursery experiences in school and over zoom! We are so proud of all the children and how they are handling the strange and unusual circumstances. They just seem to take it all in their stride! What little superstars they are!

Last half term, we had a brilliant time learning all about Lifecylces. We enjoyed learning about frogs, chickens and butterflies. We are still waiting for our butterflies to emerge from their chrysalis’, hopefully this will happen while the children are in school to see it happen.

Our next topic is ‘UNDER THE SEA’ and we will begin with our ENGAGE dress up day on Wednesday the 14th April. We will enjoy a range of pirate themed activities for example, walking the plank, following the treasure map to find the hidden jewels, fishing for treasure, making pirate hats and lots more. The pirate theme will continue for the next couple of weeks and then we will focus on the story ‘SHARING A SHELL’. The children will learn all about different sea creatures and create art work from the story. As always the children’s learning will be shared on the nursery class page under the Summer 1 tab.


Home Learning

Our ‘Share a book’ system will continue each Friday. Please bring your wallet/book back every Friday morning.


Outdoor Learning - Waterproof trousers

Another huge thank you to our PTA for buying us 12 pars of waterproof trousers...our outside area can get very sludgy and these will help us to stay as clean as possible.


Our outside area will be available to the children in all weathers. This means that they will need to come to school with appropriate clothing for outdoor learning. During autumn and winter, children will need a warm,     waterproof coat, a hat, scarf and gloves and suitable shoes for outside. Please don’t send your child in their best coats as it is very likely they will get dirty...we have a mud kitchen, drawing, painting and lots more fun provision for them to access outdoors. As the weather improves the children will need sun hats and sun cream applying before they come t school.


Personal belongings

Children will be encouraged to bring minimal items into school. We will ask them to bring a labelled water bottle into school on the first day back. We request that this is left in school for us to clean and refill at the start of each day. You can bring a small labelled bag with a spare change of clothes if you think your child may have the odd toileting accident.


Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Ocock and Mrs Norman



If your nursery child stays for their dinner, please complete the form below to choose your meal options. A full menu can be found below. 

Many thanks.


Link for form 



A HUGE welcome to Barnburgh Nursery! Atfer many telephone conversations and emails we are looking forward to finally meeting you and your children. I hope that you have managed to find our class page on the website and had a quick look at the  welcome video and  photographs of Nursery learning to help ease their transition. You all have dates for a planned garden visit (fingers crossed for dry weather) and the stay and play drop off sessions. Enjoy the rest of the Summer holidays and we will see you soon.

Take care,

Mrs Ocock, Miss Allison and Mrs Norman


(Please get in touch if you would like to ask anything else. You can contact the school office on 01709 893125)

Welcome Video

Here is a little look at our Foundation stage unit...

Meet the Adults! 

Mrs Ocock

Class Teacher 

Miss Allison

Nursery Nurse and ITT Student 

Mrs Norman

Nursery Nurse


Transition dates for SEPTEMBER 2020


We will visit you at home in your garden on one of the following dates (dates have been share by phone call or email

Thursday 3rd, Monday 7th or Tuesday 8th of September. You have been given an allocated time slot as we have lots to fit in.


Your children will be able to come for an allocated time to stay and play. Unfortunately due to the current guidelines around COVID-19 we cannot invite parents into school. We will ask that you drop your child off and then return to collect them.

The dates are:

Wednesday 9th and Thursday the 10th. Your child has been invited to come between 9-9.45 OR 10-10.45. This will allow a quieter first experience/ play in Nursery and minimise the amount of adults bring and taking children.


Your child will start on one of two dates. This will ensure a smoother and calmer first experience for them entering school.


We cannot wait to meet your children and welcome them into our Foundation stage unit!


What Will We Be Learning?

Please see below our long term plan for 2020-2021. 


Our first topic in September will be PEOPLE THAT HELP US. This is a favourite topic of ours. We will enjoy talking about our families and learn about the different people in our community and beyond that help us for example, Doctors, fire fighters, shop workers, dentists and lots more.

Weekly timetable

What kind of learning/ things might my child be doing?

Please see the photos below and have a look at our current class page for lots more photos.

Exploring mark making plays a key role in Early years. It can be lots of fun!!

PSED is a key focus in September.

Helping children to make friends, take turns and settle into Nursery.

Other Information


Your child will need to bring indoor shoes which can remain in school. This will help to keep our inside space clean.


Your children will need a LABELLED water bottle for when they need a drink. We will remind and encourage children to drink water!


If your child is likely to have the odd accident you may wish to send a small, labelled bag with a few spare clothes in. This will remain in school unless it needs washing. This will minimise the amount of belongings coming into and out of school.


The children will have access to outdoor at all times. As the weather changes to being colder and wetter it is helpful if children come to Nursery in suitable outer wear and bring wellies that can remain in school. Please try to avoid sending them in their best coats/ wellies etc as we like to have lots of FUN and we can get messy!!