Emmaville Primary School

Crawcrook Nursery

Welcome to the Crawcrook Nursery Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.

Week ending 11th October 2019

This week, we have been learning all about Autumn.

We have been on an autumn walk, found colourful leaves, conkers, pine cones and acorns. We have used our autumn treasures to make leaf hedgehogs and autumn crowns.

We have made delicious hedgehog bread and leaf biscuits and have even used clay to make our own little hedgehog friend.

Our favourite stories this week have been, ‘The Curious Little Hedgehog’, ‘The very Helpful Hedgehog’ and ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’, along with some fun autumn songs.

On Friday, we had lots of fun in our new outdoor tepee and mud kitchen area. The children in nursery enjoyed role-playing in the kitchen, exploring the outdoor area and singing songs in the tepee.

Week Ending Friday 4th October
This week we have started our Talk For Writing story, Rosie’s Walk. We start by reading the story to the children, then we add in an action for each key moment. The children learn the story by joining in with the actions. Next, we draw a simple story map with the children, showing the order in which key events in the story happen. This means that by practicing with the actions and the map, the children can tell the story by themselves. 
We have also enjoyed a Listening Walk around school, Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle and lots of dressing up!
Our lovely two-year-olds also went exploring in the woods to stamp, crunch and kick about in all the autumn leaves! 
Week Ending 20th September 2019

This week we have welcomed lots of new friends into nursery. It has been so lovely to have you all in full time after meeting you at your visits in the last two weeks.

We have been very impressed with how quickly they have settled. 

We have been playing lots of ‘getting to know you’ games, including singing lots of songs to learn each other’s’ names.

The children have also enjoyed drawing pictures of themselves and talking about their families.

The class guinea pigs have also been a firm favourite this week and have had lots of cuddles from everybody.

Week beginning 9th September 2019


This week, the children have been superstars welcoming our new nursery children into the setting and have made lots of new friends.


We have had a pirate theme all week and have been on lots of fun pirate adventures. Children have been role playing, hunting for treasure, listening to stories, drawing characters, making pirate hats and singing lots of songs. One of our favourites was ‘Five Little Pirates’.


Five Little Pirates

To the tune of: Five Little Ducks

Five little pirates went out one day
Over the seas and far away.
The captain said. “
Yo, ho, ho, ho!
But only four little pirates came back home.


Four little pirates…
Three little pirates...
Two little pirates...
One little pirate...

Sad old captain went out one day
Over the seas and far away.
Sad old captain said, “
Yo, Ho, HO!!!!!!!
And five little pirates came right back home.