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Malpas Court Primary School

Where children learn to live and live to learn in an ever changing world

Nursery 2019-2020

An Enormous Thank You


We have been quite overwhelmed by the kindness of the nursery parents and families. We have all loved working with your children and we are all very grateful for the gifts, special messages and beautiful cards. 


We would like to wish you all well and we look forward to catching up with you in September!

Having Fun in the Nursery Bubble


It has been wonderful to talk to the children and families on the phone recently, and for some of our pupils to return to Nursery.

We have enjoyed drawing pictures of our mums. We have also been making mosaic clay hearts to display around the classroom. We have had fun playing with the heart balloons and feeding the birds in the Nursery Garden.

Magnificent Mini-Beasts!


Our topic this term is about mini-beasts. We will be looking at lots of different insects! We will be reading; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Greedy Bee, The Angry Ladybird and a range of non-fiction books. We will also be singing nursery rhymes and number songs.

The children could go on a mini-beast hunt and make a pictogram of the insects that they see. They could also count pieces of fruit and make simple sums (eg. 2 bananas + 1 apple = 3). They could have a go at making simple repeating patterns with fruit, or paint symmetrical butterflies. Some other activity ideas are: painting mini-beasts onto pebbles or paper plates, and making collages from recycled materials.

There are lots of ideas online about making a mini-beast hotel too.


It is really important that the children continue to practice writing their name and numbers, as well as reading the sounds/ words in their pack.

Let's Grow Together!


This term our topic is gardening - even if you don't have a garden, there are still lots of fun activities you can do!


On your daily walk, children can collect flowers, leaves and sticks to make a collage, or do rubbings or prints. They could do drawings and paintings. They could make a flower from recycled materials. The children can make repesting patterns from what they find outside, or count what they find and sort it by size.


We will also be reading Jack and the Beanstalk. The children could act out the story, or draw a picture of the favourite part or character.

Hello everyone! My email address is


I would really appreciate it if you could send me photos of what you have been doing at home! Adults and children can also email me for a chat or to ask questions, and if you'd like I can phone you back. I am missing you lots and I look forawrd to seeing you soon and having lots of fun! 

Sport Relief


We enjoyed taking part in lots of Commando Joe activities for Sport Relief!

Meet the Pets!


We had a great time meeting all of the pets at our family pets morning! Many thanks to all of our families who helped out and made it possible.

World Book Day


We had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite characters and sharing books with each other!

St. Davids Day


We enjoyed dressing up and taking part in the Malpas Court Eisteddfod today. We also made traditional cawl and tried Welsh cakes.

Perfect Pancakes!


We had the best day tasting different fruits and pancakes.

We're Going On A Bear Hunt!


We followed bear prints and found Mr Bears bag! He sent us a letter and ingredients to make special bear shaped sandwiches. We sent our own letters and drawings to Mr Bear and made special head-dresses.

We went on our own bear hunt and had a teddy bears picnic.


Croeso - Welcome to Rising Threes!


Wecome to all our new Rising Threes and families. Everyone has settled in really well!

Christmas Fun!

We would like to say a huge thank you for all the kind food donations for our Christmas party! The children had a fantastic time.


We would also like to take this opportunity, to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all in 2020, as well as welcoming some new Rising Threes into our Nursery family!

Nursery Family Christmas at Forest School


Thank you to all of our families that came along to our Christmas open morning! We all had great fun going on a chocolate coin hunt, meeting Father Christmas, toasting marshmallows, and taking part in lots of other fun Christmas activities!


Parents comments:

"Hallie has really enjoyed Christmas forest school morning. There were lots of activities to engage her."


"Ollie has enjoyed forest school with his friends. His favourite part was making a biscuit."


"Archie had great fun today. Making bird feeders, painting and making his own biscuit."


"The children loves forest school. There is always so much for them to do and they love getting creative!"