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Bruce Grove Primary and Nursery

Unity is Strength

Nursery - Carle Class

Welcome to Nursery

Teacher: Ms Devicka Chauhan

Early Years Practitioner: Joaquina Alvares

Teaching Assistant: Barbara Watson

This year each class have been paired with an author and the nursery's author is Eric Carle. Over the term we will be learning all about our chosen author so please keep an eye on all the exciting things we do.
Eric Carle, (born June 25, 1929, Syracuse, New York, U.S.), American writer and illustrator of children's literature who published numerous best-selling books, among them The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969), which by 2018 had sold some 50 million copies and had been translated into more than 60 languages.

Remembrance Day is an important date in the calendar and it is very important for children to learn a little about its meaning, even at an early age.


This type of learning is a very important part of our Personal, Social and Emotional Development and our British Values curriculum as well as helping the children to have a better knowledge and understanding of the world and important events in history.


At nursery we talked to the children about the many important people who helped to keep us safe a long time ago. We said that the poppy flowers help us to remember and say thank you to these special people.  We also made our very own special poppies to wear in nursery too and had other activities in nursery to help us to talk and think about Remembrance Day such as making play dough poppies, painting and drawing poppy pictures and collages.


We watched a short BBC film together at the end of the session, to help us to think about Remembrance Day. To view the film please follow the link below:

Baking in Nursery!

Cooking helps children's personal, social and emotional development by providing opportunities for exploration, developing skills, confidence and autonomy, and sometimes involvement for long periods of time with or without adult support.

This week the children made some healthy pumpkin muffins. 

Language development Through cooking, children can learn new vocabulary spontaneously as they will often want to talk about what they are seeing and doing.

Physical skills Cooking helps children to practise a range of physical skills, particularly their hand-eye co-ordination. Movements such as peeling and grating also strengthen the hands.


We have been talking about Bonfire Night and how to keep safe. We made some collage rockets and used loose parts to create a firework night sky.

We acted out the rhyme of Little Miss Muffet.

You can see us running away!

We are reading From Head to Toe by Eric Carle this week. You can watch it here:

We will be reading these books in Nursery


Diwali in Nursery

We have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival in Nursery. To celebrate Diwali we made cards, Diwali biscuits, created our own henna designs and rangoli patterns with rice and shapes. The children loved listening to the story of Rama and Sita. The children also retold the story through small world play. You can see them building the bridge using wooden blocks.

Black History Month in Nursery

We looked at the work of the American artist Alma Thomas. The children loved her bright and colourful paintings. You can see they had great fun producing some art work inspired by her.

This week we planted some daffodil bulbs!

Welcome to all the children who have started in Nursery. They have been very busy!

We found a frog in our wildlife garden!