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Cherry Fold Community Primary School, Cog Lane, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 5JS


Cherry Fold Community Primary School

Enjoy, Respect, Succeed

  1. Learning
  2. Classes
  3. Nursery - The Little Stars

It has been a busy start to the new term. We have been learning some famous nursery rhymes. We have done lots of work on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and we are learning the rhyme Incy Wincy Spider. We are also learning the story 'Peace at last'. I will post a link to the YouTube video for you to share at home. 
Have a look at some of the things we have been doing. 

Peace at last story...

We loved having our parents and carers in for a story session! It was lovely to spend the time together sharing early reading skills. 

Welcome to Nursery

We are ‘The Little Stars’


We follow the Cherry Fold values: Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!

Welcome to CherryFold Primary School's nursery class where you will find Miss Hann (Nursery Teacher), Mrs Cullen and Mrs Pilling (Learning Support Assistants). We are also sometimes known as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

During your time in our nursery you will meet new friends, develop your independence skills, grow in confidence as well as learning lots of new exciting things.

In nursery you can attend the morning or afternoon session. We also offer 30 hours education. In nursery we learn lots of new things and we like to learn through play. We build confidence and develop relationships with our friends and teachers. We take part in small group work to learn phonics, numbers, sing songs and lots of other things. We focus on speaking and listening skills, fine and gross motor skills and working as a team.

To support you on your learning journey, we hope that you will get help from your parents and carers. They can talk to you about your nursery day, encourage you to be independent in your personal hygiene and dressing, such as putting on your own coat, and they can read a story to you before you go to bed.

We use Class Dojo to send pictures and messages home about what you have been doing and all the fantastic achievements you have made!

We want you to have fun whilst learning. Remember - Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!


Please encourage your child to hold any mark making tools in their dominant hand and between their thumb and index finger.  

Please sing songs with your children and ensure they have a story each night before bed.

Please encourage daily counting with your child and looking at shapes in the environment. Talk about the sides and corners the shapes have.

Please have daily conversations with your child about what they do at Nursery each day. This encourages their conversational skills.

Independence is a key skill in Nursery. Please encourage your child to put their own coat on and take it off.


Key texts

  • Twinkle Twinkle little star
  • Incy Wincy spider
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • You choose
  • Peace at last

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday to Alexander and Harvey who will turn 4 this half term. 

Key Dates

 School Photograph Day - Tuesday 19th September

Story stay and play session coming soon. 


PE this half term will be on a Friday. Your child DOES NOT need a PE kit on this day. We will go to the hall and take part in  games to build our fundamental skills. These are:

  • Running
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Jumping
  • Hopping


We have outside time every day to practice these fundamental skills. We enjoy learning how to play team games, negotiate space and practice our balancing.




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We continue to ask that you pay a weekly contribution of £1. This helps to pay for an additional daily snack, baking activities and any special occasions we may celebrate. You can pay this termly or weekly. Thank you.


Your child will receive subsidised milk and fruit daily.

Topic- All about us

This half term we will be learning all about us, our families and our community. The children will be learning the rules and routines of Nursery and how to be a good friend to all. We will be encouraging the fundamental skills of sharing, turn taking, using manners and expressing our feelings appropriately. The children will be learning about similarities and differences between themselves and others. We will be learning about our friends and their families. The children will be sharing key stories, including Peace at last. This is about a family of Bears and a Daddy who cannot sleep due to all different noises in the house. We will be learning about the sounds we hear around us and in the community. The children will be practicing early counting skills and linking numbers to actions, learning how to show numbers using their fingers. We will be exploring our environment indoors and outdoors and welcoming new friends to Nursery.

In Nursery we encourage positive behaviour and talk about what is acceptable and unacceptable. We also use a star chart system and when your child receives 10 stars they will get a prize.





Nursery curriculum update - Autumn 1