Lansdowne Place, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3RY

01788 575328

Nursery Dolphins 2016-2017


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Miss Ship                           Miss Prendergast


Nursery 2016 - 2017 started as strangers and leave as very good friends...

About Nursery:

Do you want a high quality Nursery?

Eastlands Nursery was judged OUTSTANDING in all areas by Ofsted (Nov 2014) and is lead and managed by a qualified teacher.

Are you a busy, working parent?

Eastlands Nursery has new opening hours from September 2016 to offer early education to children 8.45am  – 11.45am Monday – Friday with an optional supervised lunch club. 

Do you want the best for your child?

Children make excellent progress at Eastlands Nursery. We prepare each child to be ready for school through outstanding learning opportunities and high expectations both socially and educationally. Our aim is to enable your child to reach their full potential through a high quality curriculum planned around their needs and interests.

Then Eastlands Nursery is the place to be!

Eastlands Nursery is managed by Eastlands Primary School. Children are eligible for Nursery in the year prior to their entry to school i.e. the September following their third birthday.

Parents should register their child for a Nursery place by completing and returning the registration form to Mrs Devine (School Bursar).

Please call 01788 575328 for more details.


Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. However, development is not an automatic process, it depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.

In Nursery we will be using and following a document called The Development Matters, which acts as guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and enables us to clearly assess and progress each child’s learning.

 There are three prime areas of The Development Matters; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. Then there are also four specific areas; Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

 The Key Characteristics of Effective Learning, which move through all areas of learning, are as follows:

• playing and exploring

• active learning

• creating and thinking critically

 Each area of learning and development is covered across the year through planned,purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.

 At Eastlands Primary School we will ensure that we respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction. Eastlands Primary School follows a Learning Challenge Curriculum. In Nursery, we will be using this Curriculum and The Development Matters as guidance, whilst ensuring that the children’s learning is child-led and based on their personal interests.



Prime Learning Challenge

Prime Learning Challenge



Who lives in my house? 

How do I get about and how do things move? 



What makes a sound? 

Who are the famous animals in my books?





 Which colours make you feel happy or sad?

Where does the day go at night?



What happened to Jack’s beans?

Who goes to the ugly bug ball? 




What would you find at the farm?  

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What can I do with water? Image result for water

How do things change? (supporting transition to Reception)   

Learning Challenge 1 - Who lives in my house? 

What is my house made of?

What is my house address?

What can I see out of the window?

Who visits my house?

Learning Challenge 2 - How do I get about and how do things move?

How do I get to Nursery?

Why are the wheels on the bus round?

How can Little Red Riding Hood get to grandma's house safely? 

Learning Challenge 3 - What makes a sound?

What sounds can you make?

Can you make a sound pattern? 

How does this sound make you feel?

Can you make a musical instrument? 

Learning Challenge 4 - Who are the famous characters in my book?

Where does the Gruffalo live?

How are the Ninja Turtles different?

Who are Peppa Pig's friends?

What happened to Stickman?

Learning Challenge 5 - What colours make you feel happy or sad?

What colours are your favourites?

What happens when we mix colours together?

How many colours are in the classroom?

Why is Elmer the Elephant different? 

Learning Challenge 6 - Where does the day go and night?

Where are the stars in the day?

Why do I go to sleep?

What noises can you hear at night?

Can I get rid of my shadow?

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