Welcome to Homerswood Primary and Nursery School Summer Term 2023
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‘A pathway to grow, be curious and discover’


Welcome to Nursery



The children have settled really well into nursery and are enjoying playing, making new friends and exploring their setting.


The nursery team are Mrs Spillman, Mrs Prince, Mrs Wright and Miss Watts and we are looking forward to having lots of fun with the children this summer term.


Learning is planned through exciting topics. This half term we are thinking and learning about keeping safe and people who help us. We already have an exciting visit planned from our local community police officers. We also plan from the children’s interests and what they want to learn and find out about.


Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom and we are very lucky to have a lovely outdoor area where we love to explore, climb and build.


Keep checking the web page to see our exciting news, photos and amazing learning.


Dear Parents/Carers, 


There is a new free app for families in Hertfordshire called 50 Things to do before you’re five. It’s full of ideas for activities and experiences that are free or low cost (under £20 for a family of 4) and encourages communication and language, being active and trying new things. Many experiences are outdoors and open ended so the whole family can take part! The intention is to improve outcomes for younger children and the app is designed to support families and focus on developing early language skills.  

The app also offers the ability to build a digital memory bank of your child's activities and special memories, these memories can be shared with your class teacher and included in your child's learning journey.

For more details, please find attached a guide to downloading the app or visit



50 Things To Do Before You're Five | Welcome

50 Things To Do aims to provide inspiration for parents and carers to connect with children through a range of activities, all designed to have a positive impact on learning and health.


Kind regards, 


Mrs Gill Manly and Mrs Lisa Spillman

Outdoor Learning - we collected sticks and ordered them by length and then made 2D shapes with them in groups - 11.7.22

We made a band in our music session with Mrs Cain - 7.7.22

We had a brilliant sports morning and enjoyed all the races - 5.7.22

FUDGE morning in nursery - 17.6.22

We went on a minibeast hunt around the school grounds, we found lots of them! 15.6.22

We painted our favourite Minibeast w/c 6.6.22

Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee w/c 23.5.22

Nursery loved having a visit from the fire service today. We learnt about the clothing, tools and got to sit in the fire engine - 19.5.22

Nursery have enjoyed lots of role play linked to our keeping safe topic w/c 9.5.22

Learning about road safety inside and outside the classroom w/c 2.5.22

Nursery and Reception had a visit from a police officer. He spoke about his job, uniform and showed the children the police car! 25.4.22

We have been learning about keeping our teeth clean and healthy - w/c 28.3.22

We loved seeing the eggs hatch and watching the chicks grow. We even got to hold and stroke them! w/c 14.3.22

We have been reading the story Handa's Surprise. We learnt about the different fruits which Handa put in her basket and painted them - w/c 7.3.22

For World Book Day, Nursery dressed up as a book character and shared their favourite books with Year 5 - 3.3.22

Nursery loved holding and looking after Pebbles - w/c 28.2.21

Celebrating Chinese New Year - w/c 31.1.22

One World Week. We had great fun learning about Spain, tasting Spanish food, painting flags and dressing up in Flamenco dresses w/c 17.1.22

Practising our fine motor skills by creating spider webs for Incy Wincy - w/c 10.1.22

Learning about Incy Wincy spider - we created spider hand puppets, an Incy Wincy collage and found spiders in the giant spider web - w/c 3.1.22

We enjoyed wearing elf costumes and Christmas jumpers to raise money for Isabel Hospice - 10.12.21

The children created their own nursery band - 30.11.21

Celebrating Remembrance Day - 11.11.21

Creating firework paintings and Rangoli patterns for Diwali - w/c 1.11.21

Nursery went on an Autumn walk. We saw coloured leaves, berries, pine cones etc and recorded what we had seen - 14.10.21

Drumming Outside - we explored what different sounds and noises we could make by drumming on different objects and textures - 12.10.21

We painted Autumn trees using broccoli - 4.10.21

We have been learning about our senses and we touched, smelt and tasted lemons - 29.9.21

We went on a listening walk around the school grounds to find out what sounds and noises we could hear - 21.9.21

We loved dressing up for movie themed dress up day - 17.9.21

We have had a brilliant first morning in nursery - 13.9.21