Something from home - Celebration Board

We encourage parents/carers to share photographs or the special events in their children's lives.  This might be their first time playing football or sleeping in their own bed for the first time.  Whatever the celebration we want to share it in our nursery and on our celebration boards.




We provide a library for children in both our 2-3 class and our F1 class.  These are self service and children can borrow a book for a night,  or three or four if they are really enjoying it.  

Our library has a range of carefully selected books that range from information books to stories about children's favourite TV characters and books that reflect the celebrations and different events in their lives such as Christmas or Eid.

Every child receives a book bag so that they begin on the journey to understanding how precious and magical books are.  

Click on the following links for more ideas of ways to support your child's learning at home



Bedtime Stories

We encourage good bedtime routines as essential for helping children to get the sleep they need to learn the following day. 

We promote this through our Bedtime Challenge.   Each term children are challenged to clean their teeth and share a story with a grown up each night before their go to bed. 

Children who join in receive a special prize.  Well done to the children that completed our Autumn Challenge.

Rawmarsh Nursery School stories

Brown Bear, Brown Bear with Makaton signing

Written by Bill Martin Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle

Read by Karen

The Gruffalo with Makaton signing

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Read by Lizzy and signed by Alicia

The Big Red Bath

Written by Julia Jarman and illustrated by Adrian Reynolds

Read by Wendy

That's Not My Monster

Written and illustrated by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

Read by Chris

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Written and illustrated by Eric Carle

Read by Laura

A Squash and a Squeeze

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

The Gingerbread Man

Written by David Hornsby

Read by Natasha

Words Are Not For Hurting

Written by Elizabeth Verdick illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Read by Jess

10 Little Princesses

Written and illustrated by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

Read by Beci

The Three Little Pigs

Written by Brenda Parks

Read by Molly

The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Read by Jen

Dinosaur Roar

Written by Paul Strickland and illustrated by Henrietta Strickland

Read by Julie

Where's My Teddy?

Written and illustrated by Jez Alborough

Read by Anna

Peace At Last

Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy

Read by Gillian

The Blue Balloon

Written and illustrated by Mick Inkpen

Read by Dominique

That's Not My Dragon

Written and illustrated by Fiona Watt

Read by Keira

Dear Zoo

Written and illustrated by Rod Campbell

Read by Carly

Whatever Next?

Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy

Read by Emma N.

Kitchen Disco

Written Clare Foges and illustrated by Al Murphy

Read by Emma H.





Maths Challenges


Summer Term Maths Challenge


Spring Term Maths Challenge


Expressive Arts and Design

Rhyme of the week

Every child receives a Rhyme of the Week book when they join nursery.  This already has some traditional nursery rhymes inside it for parents/carers to share with their child. 

Every week in F1 and every two in 2-3s children receive a new rhyme to add into their book.  The children will have been learning the rhyme and talking about what the words in it mean and you can too.  The children usually learn some Makaton signs to go along with the rhyme so that all our children can join in.

Very often the rhyme is linked to the story, celebration or seasonal learning the children have been engaged with over the previous week.

Please click on the videos below if you are unsure of the tune to any of the rhymes.

Spring Is Here

Easter Bunny

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush

The Three Little Pigs

Gingerbread Man Song - Afternoon Children

Gingerbread Song - Morning Children

Firework Party

Five Little Leaves So Bright And Gay

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Apple Tree

When Goldilocks Went To The House of the Bears

Little Bo Peep

Humpty Dumpty