Clarksfield Primary School

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Angela Sweeting (Executive Principal)

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG



Mrs Sultana Miah, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Yasin would like to welcome you to Nursery!


Introduction to Nursery

Within Nursery we encourage children to engage in a range of play activities which help the children to make progress in each of these key areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  • Communication and Language.
  • Literacy.
  • Numeracy.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
  • Physical Development.
  • Creative Development.

Your child’s time in Nursery will be organised so that the children can choose from a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and complete tasks. This is also known as Continuous Provision. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in small and large group activities led by the teachers which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.


Autumn 2

Where does the day go at night?

During this term, we will be following our exciting Learning Challenge Curriculum where the children’s learning will be based around the key question ‘Where does the day go at night?’

Each week the children will find out about, explore and investigate the following questions –


LC1/Week 1 – Why does the owl mummy fly away?

LC1/Week 2 – Why do I go to sleep?

LC1/Week 3 – What happens when I sleep?

LC2/Week 4 – What noises can you hear at night?

LC3/Week 5 – Can I get rid of my shadow?

LC4/Week 6 – Learning about who & why Christmas is celebrated.

LC5/Week 7 – Christmas performance & activities

You should have already received a Nursery class newsletter outlining the children's key learning opportunities for this half term, ideas of things you can do and games you can play at home to help, however, please feel free to ask a member of staff for another copy if needed, or to discuss this further.

Other Information


Useful Websites


Class Fund

Please can we remind all parents that the class fund money for this term is now due.  It is £1.00 per week and you are welcome to pay weekly or the full amount for the half term.  This money is used for providing the children with tasting, baking, craft and investigation activities.


Bedtime Books

Your child is able to select a Bedtime/Story book to share at home on a weekly basis.  Your child must have a book bag to put the book in before they will receive one.  School book bags can be purchased from the school office. 


Class Newsletter

We have sent home a class newsletter informing you of this half term's topic, the types of activities your child will be participating in, the knowledge, understanding, opportunities and experiences your child will gain.  There are also some ideas of things you can be doing at home to support your child's learning.  If you need another copy of this letter, please ask one of the Nursery members of staff.   


Thank you and we hope you find this information useful.