Happy and Successful Children

Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ


01246 234381




Welcome to the Nursery class page. In Nursery the class teacher is Miss Bennett and the teaching assistant is Miss Bonsall. We love to learn through play and the environment is designed to be as interesting and stimulating as possible. We have a fantastic indoor and outdoor environment to explore which is split into a variety of learning zones.

We have some exciting themes this year which will ignite the children’s imagination these are: Once upon a time, Into the woods, It’s a wonderful world, Healthy me, Night and day and Mythical Creatures. Please feel free to look at our photos which demonstrate the fantastic learning that happens every day in the Nursery class


We consider ourselves partners in your child's learning. At Whitecotes Primary Academy we have an open door policy which means we are always ready to help and discuss anything concerning your child's welfare and education.


Curriculum Overview 2017/2018

Nursery yearly overview

Things to remember

-Please ensure all your child's belongings are named.

-Bring in wellies and suitable outdoor clothing  (We love to learn outside in all weathers!)

-Forest School will restart on the 8th June  and is scheduled for every Friday morning.

-Monday is library day, so please return any library books borrowed so your child can take an another book home 


Class Newsletters

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Spring 1 Newsletter

Spring 2 Newsletter

Summer 1 Newsletter

Summer 2 Newsletter 

Our Fabulous Learning

Summer 2- 'Mythical creatures'

This term our focus is on Mythical Creatures. We are going to start this topic by exploring Monsters, moving on to fairies, elves, Sea monsters and unicorns. Children in Nursery 2 will be having daily RWI lessons in preparation for Reception whilst Children in Nursery 1 will continue with Letters and sounds phase 1. There will be a focus on changes and transition in readiness for moving class. in addition we shall be focusing on pencil grip and counting out objects from a larger group. 

Forest school

Forest School starts again on Friday 8th June! Please ensure your child has the correct clothing and footwear. Remember to dress your child in accordance to the weather.   

See information leaflet below: 

Forest School Information 

Have you ever wondered if somewhere there might be monsters?

We arrived in the classroom to see some suspicious looking footprints. Who did they belong to? A dragon? A dinosaur? A monster? 

We measured the footprints and searched our Forest School site for further clues. 

"A Monster's been here" exclaimed Ilah 

The children decided to make traps in the hope we would catch one.