Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4BS

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Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to Nursery at Etruscan Primary School, this page contains information on all the exciting things we get up to across the school year. 

We believe that it is important to provide an early year’s education that aims to meet the individual needs of every child in our care, both educationally and pastorally. We offer children rich experiences in a variety of situations, in a happy, safe and secure environment that invites them to engage fully in their learning. We support development, care and learning needs through play following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, also known as the EYFS.

At Etruscan Primary School, learning and development in Nursery and Reception takes place through a wide range of adult-directed and child-initiated activities. Learning through play and first-hand practical experiences provide children with the opportunity to develop in all seven areas of learning. We currently provide a 2-year rolling program of topics for Nursery and Reception.

The EYFS focuses on seven areas of learning, these are:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy Development
  • Expressive, Arts & Design
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World

We invite you to look at the different activities and fun experiences we share in nursery...

Autumn 2

This half term children will be learning about special times and special places. This includes Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and the Christmas Story. 

Our learning Challenge for Autumn 2

Nursery rhyme learning challenge. 

Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle at Etruscan
This half term, Nursery have been taking part in daily Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle sessions. 
These sessions include dance movements with fabric, which children call 'flappers'. Children have been moving their bodies up and down, and side to side...it's a workout for the children and teachers!
During our PE sessions, children go to the hall and take part in 'big squiggle' sessions where they must lie on their tummies and draw on big pieces of paper. Come and have a look at what we squiggled...

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to our Nursery class and the Etruscan family. 


Our Learning Challenge Question this half term is…

How many nursery rhymes do I know?

This half term we will be learning about nursery rhymes. In nursery rhymes, children hear new words that they would not hear in everyday language, such as Incy Wincey spider climbed up the water spout.

Nursery rhymes, like stories often have a beginning, middle and end...this is a great introduction to books and teaches children about sequencing. Many of these nursery rhymes include numbers, counting, and other mathematical words that children need to learn, such as size and weight.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come and speak to a member of the team.


Our trip to Just Kidding...


Nursery had an amazing time when they went to Just Kidding in Hanley. They had to be super sensible and walk to the coach on Etruria Vale Road. They held on to their partner's hand and helped each other to put on their seat belts. They used their gross motor skills to jump, climb and pull themselves over the large climbing equipment. 

Have a look at some of our pictures.... 


Summer 2

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