Mesty Croft Academy

Believe and Achieve



Welcome to Nursery!


In Nursery, we love to learn through exploring our environment and sharing what we know. We have lots of exciting learning spaces which are developed from our children’s interests and needs. If you visited our Nursery you would see children who are purposeful, calm, confident and independent. You would see adults moving to where the children are engaged and interacting with them as they play.


Your school journey starts here, working together as partners. We will guide you through an amazing year, preparing you to make the enormous step into full time education. Your Nursery year will include an amazing curriculum bursting with rich learning opportunities, educational visits, winter productions and ‘Learn Together’ sessions, where you can come into school with your child to share their learning experiences.



Nursery Noticeboard



Home Learning Tasks will sent home on a Thursday.  Please return Home Learning books on a Monday so that new work can be given.


Library Books - Each week your child will have two books to take home.   A picture book and a story book.  Both books are to help your child develop an interest in books, and increase their understanding and vocabulary.  Children will keep these books at home for a week and return them on a Friday when they can choose new books.


Water Bottles -  Children are required to bring a water bottle each day.  Your child will have access to their bottle during the session in order to keep hydrated.  Please label the bottle clearly with your child's name.



September 2020

A warm welcome back to our previous afternoon children who will now be attending Nursery during the morning session.  We have missed you all!  We also welcome our new children starting Nursery and look forward to an exciting time together.

One School, One Book The Tin Forest

Throughout school we have been exploring The Tin Forest story.  In Nursery we have been exploring forests and their habitat.  Using our creative skills we have created a forest picture.





Week beginning 14th September

This week we introduced our Reading Spine book Where's Spot?  We have really enjoyed this story.  We have had lots of fun pretending to be the animals and making animal pictures.



Capturing the Learning in Nursery

Home Learning Packs for children:

For children who are self-isolating and have only mild symptoms that do not prevent them from completing work, please see attached some activities that may be completed at home.


Friday 18th September 2020

Home Learning Friday 11th September

Home Learning Friday 4th September

Home Learning for the Children

Home Learning

Each day on our class page there will be suggested tasks for your child to complete at home.  Children may also like to lead their own learning by following their own personal interests.  For example animals, mini-beasts, transport etc.


Work can be recorded in their journals along with any photographs you may wish to take.  You can also email any pictures or photographs you wish us to see and we will respond to you individually.


Email address   


We look forward to your emails!



Remember to stay safe and continue to wash your hands whilst singing Happy Birthday twice / or sing your favourite rhyme.


Useful website:  Please use the login you have been given.  IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR LOG IN PLEASE EMAIL TO REQUEST THIS.


Youtube:   CBeebies early years activities


                CBeebies Mr Tumble Nursery Rhymes                 

We use this programme each day to support our learning of Makaton signs.  Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help with communication.  Check it out the children really enjoy taking part.


Twinkl - you can currently access Twinkl for free     enter Offer Code UKTWINKLHELPS

This is a popular site for teachers and parents where you can download lots of resources


Phonics Play - This is a site packed with interactive phonic games.  Phonics Play is free to use during this period.  You can log on using the following details.

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Story - to help children understand Coronavirus

Ideas for the Summer

For those who requested tasks for the Summer, please take a look at the links below.  Have fun!smiley

Week beginning 13.7.20

Week beginning 6.7.20

            Have a super weekend everyone!

Week Beginning 29.6.20

       Have a super weekend everyone and stay safe  heart   

Week Beginning 22.6.20

              Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Week beginning 15.6.20

We are enjoying The Snail and the Whale story!

                                 Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Well done everyone, we are so proud of you all!

Look at our fantastic work!

Well done everyone!

Week beginning 8.6.20

Week beginning 1.6.20

Look at our super work!

Well done everyone on your super work!

Bug Hunt, I Spy Checklist

Thank you for your super work today!

Well done everyone!

                  Have a super weekend everyone!

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Super Smoothie game

Thank you for your super work everyone! Have a great week.

We had so much fun today!

We have had lots of fun today!

Well done everyone on your super work!

Thank you for your super work this week everyone. We are so proud of you all!

Look at our super work!

We are having so much fun with our dinosaur tasks!

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Look at our super work!

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Thank you everyone for your super work. It is fantastic!

We have been so busy today. Look at our super work.

Look at our fantastic work from today. Thank you everyone!

Look at our amazing work!

Thank you for all for the super work you have done this week. We are very proud of each one of you. Have a lovely weekend.

Well done everyone on your super work today!

Look at our super work from today. Well done everyone!

Look at what we have been doing today. Well done everyone!

Thank you for letting us see your super work today. Well done everyone!

Thank you for all your super work during this week, we are so proud of you all. Have a good weekend!

Wow! Look at what we have been doing today! Well done everyone and thank you for sharing all of your super work.

Look at our fantastic learning from today! Well done everyone we are so proud of you all!

We have been so busy today. Look at what we have been doing. Well done everyone!

Summer 1

Look at our learning from today. Well done everyone.

               Happy Easter Everyone!

Can you complete the EYFS Easter Challenge?

Tasks for you to complete if you wish.  You could try to complete a task a day (in any order you want).  Send in your evidence at the end of the Easter holidays for us to look at.

A big THANK YOU for all you super photographs and emails we have received.  You have certainly made us smile each day.smiley



Well done everyone, your work is fantastic. We are so proud of you all.

Some of the fantastic home learning taking place this week.

Week 2 Home Learning

Well done everyone on your super work. We are very proud of you.

We are so proud of all your work!

Look at all the fantastic home learning we have been doing.

Spring 2


Week 2

World Book Day

This week we celebrated World Book Day by bringing our favourite book into school.  During the week our stories were read to the class and we enjoyed sharing our books with each other.  Mrs Bray our headteacher came and read The Pig in the Pond to us.  It was very funny!







 Week 1 


This week we have enjoyed celebrating Pancake Day.  We had lots of fun taking part in a pancake race and even managed to flip a pancake!  Our pancakes tasted delicious!






Spring 1  Welcome to our new children.

This half term we are enjoying traditional stories.  


Parent Voice



Week 3

This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year.  We have been dancing to Chinese music, making dragon masks and lanterns.  We did some Chinese writing and even ate some Chinese food! Yum! Yum!



Week 2

We have had lots of fun searching for Goldilocks outdoors.



Week 1

This week we have enjoyed listening to Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  We have been creating our own bears and drawing our favourite part of the story.





Autumn 2

Our learning theme this half term is Autumn Time.  Using our senses, we will observe and explore signs of Autumn.


Week 4

This week we have been learning how to make paper chains.  We made a snowman to put on our school Christmas tree.  It looks beautiful!





Week 3

This week we having been learning about animals getting ready for Winter.  Our story was Squirrels Autumn Search.  Outside we have been helping our animals make a new home for the Winter.




We have been busy creating our own squirrels and hedgehogs.




Week 2

We have had a very busy week.  On Monday we took part in Remembrance Day.  We made our own poppy flowers.





On Monday we had a visitor from the library.  Our visitor read us some exciting stories and she gave us a special book to enjoy at home.




We also had a dental nurse visit us on Tuesday.  We learnt about the importance of brushing our teeth every morning and every evening.  We dressed up and cleaned some teeth!  We had a lot of fun.








Week 1

We have been thinking about bonfire and firework safety.  We had fun creating our own firework pictures.






Magic Moments: Please remember to send your child's 'Magic Moment' slips so that we can celebrate their achievements together.