Clowne Infant & Nursery School

‘We take our children on a journey of discovery, giving them aspirations and engaging them in lifelong learning’


Nursery Miss Barnett/Mrs Freeman/Miss Sensicall

 Welcome to our Nursery 

The Teachers in nursery are;

Miss Barnett, Mrs Freeman, Miss Sensicall


The Teaching Assistants in nursery are;

 Mrs Burrell (HLTA), Mrs Bexton (Nursery Nurse),

Miss Kelly (Teaching Assistant), Miss Sherlock (Nursery Nurse), Miss Haye (HLTA)



Our fourth topic this year is 'How do things grow?'.

We will be talking about what plants and flowers need to grow, different types of plants and flowers, the artist Vincent Van Gogh and Easter. We will be planting and painting sunflowers, playing in our Garden Centre role play area and learning about Spring. 


We will be reading the books - 



Jack and the Beanstalk


Fruit and Vegetables


Daisy, eat your peas


The Little Red Hen

We are learning the songs;



Alongside many traditional nursery rhymes. 

Nursery Rhymes and Songs - A to Z - BBC Teach


Things to look out for this term





This year in nursery we have introduced a Curiosity Box which during the year will have a variety of different items in for the children to look at, and wonder about. These items will be things the children may not have seen before and we will be asking them the questions “I wonder what it is? I wonder what it does” and recording their answers. 

In Autumn 1 we explored the items - a cassette tape, a stove top kettle, and a pocket watch. 



In Autumn 2, we explored the items;

A disposable camera


A record


So far in Spring 1 we have explored the items;

A tram

Our first topic this year was 'Who is in my family?'

We discussed our families, and who we live with. We created self-portraits to display in nursery, role-played in the house area and looked at similarities and differences between us and our friends. 


We read the books -

'Harry and The Dinosaurs Go To School'

'Peace At Last'

'Guess How Much I Love You'

'The Enormous Turnip'

Goldilocks and The Three Bears'

and 'Room On The Broom'. 


We learnt the songs;

Big Red Tractor

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

and 10 Autumn Leaves


Our second topic this year was 'What Makes A Magical Place?'.

We learnt about different special days and celebrations such as Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas. We made firework pictures using glitter, creating rangoli patterns and tea light holders and took part in our Christmas Craft Day. 


We read the books - 

How do you make a rainbow?


Kitchen Disco

The Magic Crayon

Kindness Makes Us Strong

and The First Christmas


We learnt the songs - 

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

5 Busy Elves

On Christmas Day Hey Hey Hey

The Rainbow Song

If You're Happy And You Know It


Our third topic this year was 'Where In The World Do I Live?'.

We discussed how we travel to and from school, space, Chinese New Year, the weather where we live and in different places we have been to, and traditional stories. We designed and created houses made from junk materials and looked at the different types of homes people live in.


We read the books - 

One Day On Our Blue Planet


Love Our Earth


Mini Rabbit Not Lost


Follow The Swallow


The Marvellous Moon Map


The Owl and the Pussycat


We learnt the songs;

*5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

*Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

*Wheels on the Bus

*2 Little Dicky Birds

*Our House

Click here to visit our nursery information page which shows what we have planned for the year.