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Welcome to Bishop Monkton C of E Nursery


Our class name is Wrens!




We are a small, friendly nursery and our aim is to offer a safe and caring, exciting and stimulating learning environment, with many challenges and new experiences which will enable your child to leave us confident, independent and ready for full time education.


Your child’s individual needs and well being are paramount to us!


We will nurture your child’s interests and endeavour to incorporate them into every area of learning. We will support self identity and self worth. As well as self chosen activities, we plan activities that are led by your child’s individual next steps and the EYFS development matters age appropriate statements, in the areas:


Personal, Social and Emotional development

Communication and Language

Physical Development



The World

Expressive Arts and Design



As a Church of England school we promote Christian values alongside the British values of:

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect
Rule of Law

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs


This is done discretely, on a daily basis through our play.



Your child’s future starts here….............Come and visit us!



Term - Autumn 1 2018




Harvest Service.......

We joined the rest of the school celebrating Harvest, at St Johns church. We sang the song 'The farmer gathers his hay today' and watched all of the other children as they performed their pieces.

Harvest Service

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Wrens have talent.......

Today we had a mini talent show, where the children very bravely got up and sang or played and instrument. Then sand baby shark all together, what a talented group of children we have!

Wrens have talent...

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Woodland Explorers

We are having a great time exploring our woodland area. We have looked at the changing colours of the

leaves, coloured autumn leaves and decorated leaves with things we have found. We love walking through the willow tunnel and exploring the whole area. We have looked under stones and wooden stumps to find insects and watched the tadpoles in the container. We are excited to watch the seasons change!



Our Guinea pigs have names.........

The children have named our little piggies, Sparkle and Blaze



Friends of Bishop Monkton School....... Thank you!

Thank you so much for buying our nursery soft play equipment. This is an essential piece of hall equipment, that we can use for our youngest children to explore their physical development. The children used it for the first time this week, and loved it!



Guinea pigs..........

I would like to introduce you to our new arrivals.......... our little piggies! They are very cute and are settling well into the nursery. I wonder what the children will name them?



Welcome back!

To all of the children returning and new, welcome back! I hope this year is a great one and you all enjoy your time at our nursery.



Term - Summer 2 2018

Graduation Day.......

An Ode to the Rising 5's

As the time comes rapidly nearer,

and their learning path oh so clearer.

The Rising 5's are on their way,

somewhere else they will learn and play.

As they move on into robins class,

I'm sure there, they will have a blast.

So a fond farewell we must say,

as the children spend their last day,

in Bishop Monkton Nursery school!



Today was filled with many tears, mostly happy. We had a great morning with lots of water play, and a celebration in the afternoon as we said a fond farwell to our Raising 5's......We will miss you.


Have a great time in Reception class!





Sports Day.......

We had a lovely sports day! We joined the rest of the school in the morning, to have our turn on the potted sports. We navigated the mini assault course, hurdles and bike/scooter race. Enjoyed a picnic on the hill at lunch time. Then walked up to the village hall to take part in the running races......we were very tired when we got back!



Run run as fast as you can!

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Term - Summer 1 2018


You can't have sunshine without bubbles........GIANT BUBBLES!


Just an average week at nursery.....



Pieces of wood and plastic crates.....

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Tadpoles and seedlings.....

After careful monitoring by the children we have noticed that one of our tadpoles has started to grow back legs, hopefully we will soon have froglets.


Look at our seedlings! our home made greenhouses worked a treat, we will have to separate them into bigger pots now.



Wrens new display!

We have a new display outside Mrs Cowlings office. We have been printing with squares and circles and writing our names.



Sunny days......

Snack in the sun and cloud watching.......



As part of our Big Project 'get up and grow' we have now planted seeds, we recycled food containers to make mini greenhouses. When the plants are big enough we will put them in the planters behind nursery and watch the fruit, vegetables and salad grow, then hopefully we will sample some of our hard work....


Budding Photographers....

We used the ipads to take photos of each other and things we like in the nursery......



Frog Spawn

We have tadpoles in nursery at the moment. We watched them change from frog spawn into tadpoles......



Easter Service

We sang 'Tiny Tim' at the Easter Church service at St Johns Church, Bishop Monkton. Then had a fun Easter egg hunt when we got back....

Tiny Tim

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Term - Spring 2 2018




NEW sharing library........

The first set of story sacks have been completed and are now ready to go home, every week for the children to enjoy..........Happy reading!!




Term - Spring 1 2018

To the rescue........

Superhero week! We had a fun dress up day on Tuesday and lots of challenging activities that only a superhero could complete...Ice rescue, superhero number splat, dial a hero and design a cape to name just a few.



Nee Naw, Nee Naw!

The children have loved role play in the ambulance this week. We have learnt such a lot about ambulance technicians and how they help us.




Ready, Steady Cook!

We had a lovely time baking fairy cakes this week! We did lots of measuring and counting, talking about recipes and ingredients and keeping our hands clean.......