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Welcome to Ormsgill Nursery & Primary School


Welcome back after the half-term break. This half term our topic is ‘People Who Help Us’. Every week we will have a focus story and we have lots of exciting activities planned. 


In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Page copies of a document called ‘What to expect when’ will be placed on our noticeboard in the cloakroom. This is an excellent break down of the steps in development in each area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and it will support you as parents in understanding and supporting your child’s learning. 



We are now into a good routine in regards to reading. It is lovely to see the children bringing their reading books back to school and excitedly choosing a new one to share with you all. Please continue to leave a comment in your child's reading record and send us any pictures of you sharing stories at home. 


Reading books are to be returned every Thursday. 


Physical Development

Physical development is a key area of the Early Years curriculum. As well as enjoying lots of practical activities outside, every Friday we have a PE session in the school hall. The children can either take part in bare feet or wear a pair of black plimsoles. We ask that those children who wear earrings to have them removed and long hair to be tied up before coming into school on a Friday.



In Nursery we will be exploring the outdoors in all weathers! We have a wonderful outdoor area for the young children but it can get very muddy. We are very fortunate to have fleecy jackets and raincoats for all children, but we ask for you to provide your child with a pair of wellies. Please ensure children's names are written inside. 



Everyday children will be provided with free milk and fruit during snack time. As well as this, we will be incorporating extra activities such as baking and arts and crafts. If parents would like to help raise extra funds for such activities, a voluntary contribution of 50p a week would be very much appreciated.



We aim to communicate openly and effectively with parents/carers at all times. We will provide ‘WOW’ moment sheets for you to share special moments that mark a significant achievement in your child’s learning and development. These achievements can be incorporated into your child’s learning journey and help inform us of your child’s learning at home. Copies of these sheets will be left on the noticeboard for you to access when needed. 

We will continue to share our learning with you all through the Class Dojo system.  

This is an excellent way of communicating between home and school. Please login using your parent log in code.


As well as selecting a child for ‘Golden Jumper’ each week, one child to take home our class bear; Travelling Ted for the weekend. Our class bear will be sent home on a Friday with a backpack and a scrap book. This is for you to leave a comment/photo of your child’s weekend with our class bear. Please return to school on a Monday. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us or pop in if you have any concerns or queries.


Miss Taylor (Class Teacher), Mrs Porteous and Mrs Buttriss :-)  

Physical development fun outdoors!

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We had great fun celebrating World Book Day. We dressed up as our favourite book characters. We enjoyed sharing stories throughout the morning, whilst having a hot choclolate and a biscuit. 



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