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Nursery September 2021 

At Gascoigne Primary School Nursery we see every child as a unique individual and strive to provide a curriculum that reflects this. Children are encouraged to ‘have a go’, be willing and eager to engage with their learning and to ‘keep trying’, this fosters a positive approach to learning. Our Nursery team support children to confidently express their own ideas, preferences and encourage children to ask and answer questions and find solutions to their problems so that they can achieve what they set out to achieve.

We enjoy a play-based, structured curriculum which involves children learning and exploring through play. This allows the children to have practical experiences such as cooking in our ‘mud kitchen’, playing with umbrellas in the rain or making potions and writing their recipes. We believe that the children learn best through a ‘hands on’ practical approach. Every day there are opportunities for children to express themselves. Our curriculum is delivered through an indoor and outdoor environment. Children can participate in physical activities everyday such as parachute games, climbing, and ball games with their friends and adults who support them to develop an understanding that we need to be active to help us to be healthy.


We hope you have a wonderful Summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September!!


Mrs Rayet and The Nursery Team

Transition Meeting PowerPoint

Nursery Opening Times


Attend and Achieve

Coming to school every day is the best way to ensure that your child gets the best from all the learning opportunities offered here at Gascoigne Primary.



The gates open at the following times. 

AM: 8.25

PM: 12.25

Please ensure your child is in school by

8.30am (morning session)


12.30pm (afternoon session)

as learning starts straight away with self registration. 

Please come in and help support your child with this 


Settling into Nursery Routines


All the children are now settling into routines . 

We are encouraging children to be independent,


Can you please make sure their coats and bags  are clearly labelled with their names.


All children need a bag of spare clothes left in school so that they can be changed . 

items recommended for this are the following;

spare trouser or skirt


socks or tights


Mind Up

In nursery we have been learning about two parts of our brain the Pre-frontal Cortex and the Hippocampus. We ave enjoyed learning about different parts of our brain and we also enjoy our daily brain breaks. Which are either done as a whole class or imdividually as and when needed for some calm time.


The Brain Break helps children focus attention and regulate emotions

Practiced three times per day, this focused breathing practice gives children a tool to help them to regulate their stress and emotions through regulating their physiology, and activating the attentional regions of the brain.



Controlled, focused breathing is an exercise in mindful awareness. When practiced regularly it allows children to:

  • Think more clearly

  • Act in a reflective manner

  • Better regulate their emotions

  • Reduce their stress

  • Make better decisions

Nursery Enviroment

Library Visits 



Nursery children will be using the school library system in school to share books at home


Nursery gates open at 11.15 on Library days so that you can come and support your child choose  their book from the story room 


Library will be on Wednesday