Welcome to our nursery page!

Adults in our nursery:

Miss Natalie Lewis                          Dr Anna Sandfield                              Mrs Claire Lloyd                    Mrs Alison Butterfield            Miss Isabel Pile

EYFS Lead and Class Teacher        Class Teacher (M-W)                          L.S.A.                                       L.S.A.                                         L.S.A.

Our learning: 

Here at Little Elvers, we have lots of fun following the children's interests to guide our learning. The children love learning through play in our engaging indoor and outdoor environments. We also use the Primary Knowledge Curriculum to enhance the children's learning. 

Summer Term 1 - Growing and changing

Primary Knowledge Curriculum Unit

This half term, our Primary Knowledge Curriculum unit is called ‘Growing and changing’. We will learn what plants and animals need to grow. We will also learn about the seasons. We will look in depth at how people grow and change. You can find a knowledge organiser here: Growing and changing

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The children will be engaging and playing with the learning resources in our indoor and outdoor areas. We will be supporting the children to ‘have a go’ at new activities and persist with activities when challenges occur. We will also support the children to make links to prior learning and to create their own ideas. 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be learning how to share resources and find solutions to problems they may encounter during play. We will be using “please stop” with a raised hand to help the children communicate with others. We will be recapping the emotions of happy, sad, angry, fear, disgust and surprise. We will continue to learn about our school rules of Safe, Ready and Respect in depth. We will also cover pausing and thinking about how other people may be feeling.

Physical Development

We will be exploring gross motor skills including large-scale mark-making and fine-motor skills. A range of outdoor equipment is available to help the children develop their gross motor skills. Different fine motor skills activities are available for the children to try, as well as a large variety of other learning resources that use fine motor skills.

Communication and Language

We will be exploring how to talk to friends politely and how to manage play in a kind and considerate way. We will be learning the words ‘change’, ‘grow’ and ‘seasons’ through our Primary Knowledge Curriculum Unit. 


In Little Elvers, we have a lovely reading nook with a large variety of fiction and non-fiction books. We have a daily story time in which a book is shared with the children. We will be exploring the story Jasper's Beanstalk  this half term. Mark-making opportunities are always available for the children to explore. We will be encouraging the children to start forming the letters of their name to label their creations. 


We will practise reciting numbers to 10. We will make a start at delving deeper into each number to really understand what each number means and how you could represent it. Alongside this, we will start to build our understanding of 2D shape.

Understanding the World

We will be learning all about animals and plants through our PKC unit of work (see above). We will also learn about Eid and the fact that a group of people called Muslims celebrate it.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children always have access to a variety of craft materials in order to express themselves and have fun creating! We will be making flower mosaics using collage!


Weekly newsflash

W/C: 02.05.23

What a lovely week it has been! Our caterpillars are now wrapped up safely in their chrysalises! The children have been very interested and asked some amazing questions. The children really enjoyed our coronation celebrations on Friday. We took part in a fun workshop and the children had a picnic to celebrate! Although we were inside (the rain poured!), the children had a brilliant time! 

W/C: 24.04.23

The children have been very busy this week! We have been learning all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We have caterpillars in Little Elvers at the moment! They are growing beautifully and we are very excited to see the next stage of their lifecycle next week! The children have really enjoyed visiting the wildlife garden this week! We will visit the wildlife garden every week from now on. The children love investigating and observing the changes that they can see. 

W/C: 17.04.23

It has been so lovely to welcome Little Elvers back! It has been lovely to see the children welcome some new friends and settle back into our routine. In order to help everyone feel settled, we have recapped our school rules of Ready, Respect and Safe. The children have really enjoyed spending time outside this week. We have created a new digging area and writing area which have been very popular! 

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