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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Nursery 2020 to 2021

Happy new year!


Dear Parents/Carers,


Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Well what an eventful start to the term...We hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed some family time. We would like to say a HUGE thankyou for all the very kind Christmas well wishes which are very much  appreciated! 


We are very excited to welcome our new early starters this week. We hope that Savannah, Jude and Amelia have a super first week. I am sure that they will settle in well and love our Nursery and friends. 


I am certain the children will love being back in school and playing with their friends. Our next topic is ‘POLAR REGIONS’. We will be learning all about Winter, including ice, snow, freezing and melting and Arctic animals! Your child will experience stimulating and engaging activities covering a wide range of learning both inside and outside the unit through continuous provision, adult-initiated small group and large group learning. We will also plan learning and provision around the children’s interests.


Photos of learning will be added to the Nursery Spring 1 tab to try and give you a little taste of what your little ones get up to in school. We have another busy and exciting half term planned. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff.


Start time for F1

Nursery will be invited into school from 8.30 and the register will be taken at 8.40

Home Learning

Once the children are settled into school the children will take a ‘share a book’ home this works as a library system. We will keep a record of which books you are given. More information to follow regarding home learning.

Parental Engagement

Working in partnership with parents is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Regularly discussing your child’s learning and achievements from in and out of school will enable us to have a much broader picture of your child’s development. A letter to all Foundation Stage parents/carers will be sent home soon with details of how information can be shared along with key worker details.

Outdoor Learning

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.

Developing independence

To help develop your child’s independence please send children to school in indoor/ outdoor shoes and coats that are easy to get on and off. The children are encouraged to try and do this by themselves and laces or very tight shoes can make this tricky for their little fingers. At this time of the year wellies are the easiest and most practical outdoor shoe.

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.


We look forward to welcoming the children back into school on Wednesday 6th January.  Please let us know if we can help in anyway, we realise the current situation continues to be very uncertain and challenging.


Thank you,


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 

Autumn 2 newsletter

Autumn 1 newsletter



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!!