Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

 Website Welcome to our nursery  Welcome to our Nursery with Mrs Kate Drew (Nursery Manager),

             Jess, Charlotte, Emma, Kelly and Vicki (Nursery Assistants) and Lianne (Nursery Helper)                                  

    Nursery Staff Board

In Nursery, we are 2, 3 and 4 years old. We have our own designated Nursery and garden area where we have a range of activities such as sand and water, construction, role play and craft. We practise our physical skills and learn about the world around us. We enjoy listening to stories and rhymes, singing and dancing, exploring and investigating and getting messy whilst playing and learning inside and out!

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Children can join Nursery any time after their 2nd birthday for Early Years funded or paid sessions. The term after a child is 3, families are eligible for 15 hours free childcare and some working parents can access 30 hours. 

To find out more or to arrange a visit please contact the Nursery Manger, Kate Drew. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07596 862732


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We work closely with the NHS Speech and Language team - Miss Emma Checketts is our Speech and Language Therapist. She visits our Nursery throughout the term supporting our children and their families as necessary.

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  Autumn term 1 2023

The children are settling well at Nursery and are developing confidence to explore the environment and activities, building relationships with their key person and other children.

At Honeybourne Nursery we use a themed approach to learning, reflecting children's interests, where each term an exciting topic is used as a starting point for learning. Our focus topic for the first half of the Autumn term is:

Autumn 2023 Topic Banner What is special about me

Children are learning to express their likes and dislikes during our carpet time activities and throughout the day as we all get to know each other. They will begin to talk about themselves and their families and about their day at Nursery.

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We are engaging in imaginative play based on our own first hand experiences.

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These are some of the stories we have been enjoying:

Autumn 2023 Text Our Class is a family                Autumn 2023 Text Goat goes to Playgroup               Autumn 2023 Text What I like about me

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Our focus topic for the second half of the Autumn term is:

Autumn 2023 Topic Banner Whats special about Autumn

During this part of the Autumn term we will be learning about Autumn colours, Light and Celebrations.


                    Our Nursery Bear:    The Everywhere Bear

Henry is our Nursery 'Everywhere Bear'. He loves to go home with the children for short visits to experience new adventures. He likes to join in with family life and we send home his diary so families can record his visit. We read Henry's adventure stories to the class and encourage the child to talk about their time together using prompts from the photos included.

                           Web Summer 2                        Web Sum Bear                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                 Zones of Regulation

A social-emotional learning curriculum to teach children self regulation and emotional control.

In Nursery we use the Zones of Regulation and the 'Inside Out' characters to help children identify different feelings. We talk about the colours associated with the different emotions and children learn to recognise different facial expressions and talk about times when they have experienced these feelings.

                                        Zones of Regulation Display                            Zones of Regulation Books

The children regularly learn to identify and name emotions. They have given examples of when they might feel this way, using their own words.

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Foundations Programme

 Our Monster Phonics Foundations Programme develops speaking and listening skills. Children learn to become attuned to the sounds and begin to develop oral blending and segmenting skills. This teaching lays the foundations for teaching children to recognise letters (graphemes) and their associated sounds (phonemes). It also involves breaking a word down into the smallest units of sound e.g. c-a-t, c-oa-t.

The government Phase 1 curriculum consists of 7 aspects.

Aspect 1 – General sound discrimination – environmental sounds. The aim of this aspect is to raise children’s awareness of the sounds around them and to develop their listening skills.                                                                     

Aspect 2 – General sound discrimination – instrumental sounds. This aspect aims to develop children’s awareness of sounds made by various instruments and noise makers.                                                                                             

Aspect 3 – General sound discrimination – body percussion. The aim of this aspect is to develop children’s awareness of sounds and rhythms.  

Aspect 4 – Rhythm and rhyme. This aspect aims to develop children’s appreciation and experiences of rhythm and rhyme in speech.

 Aspect 5 – Alliteration. The focus is on the initial sounds of words.

 Aspect 6 – Voice sounds. The aim is to distinguish between different vocal sounds and to begin oral blending and segmenting.

 Aspect 7 – Oral blending and segmenting. The main aim is to develop oral blending and segmenting skills.

Each aspect contains 3 strands:

  • Tuning into sounds (auditory discrimination)
  • Listening and remembering sounds (auditory memory and sequencing)
  • Talking about sounds (developing vocabulary and language comprehension

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