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School Library Books

On Friday, your child will begin to bring home a school library book to share with you.  We hope that our library books will supplement your own reading range and ensure that your child realizes that reading is important, not only at school, but also at home. We, at Halewood CE, are passionate that children should be ‘Reading for Pleasure’.

Research shows that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge, a better understanding of other cultures and are more successful in adult life.

Sharing books with your children at home not only provides endless opportunities for adventure and discussion – it provides a solid foundation on which they can build, in order to extend their knowledge and understanding of the world.

Library books are sent home every Friday and are to be returned on Wednesday.


We have had a lovely start to the new academic year and have really enjoyed helping the children settle into the Nursery class routine. We only had three returning children this year, so there were a lot of new children to welcome to our setting. We are pleased to say that all the children are settling nicely.


We have spent the last few weeks observing the children closely to find out what they already know and are able to do. From this information, we can establish what each child’s next steps are and use this to plan effectively, in order to ensure that children make rapid progress. We continually monitor progress and tailor our planning to ensure we help the children achieve their personal targets.


We are looking forward to working in partnership with you at home so that your child has the best possible start at school.


For the second year running, children in Nursery may be entitled to or opt for ‘30 hour provision’ (08.30-14.30 hours). This means that many of our children now have lunch in school.


Full-time children bring a packed lunch and enjoy dining with their classmates. They enjoy comparing and discussing the contents of each lunchbox and it is a relaxing time accompanied by peaceful background music.

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Scout the Bear

Scout is our class bear. Scout the Bear gets lonely at the weekend and loves to go home with a child to spend time with them. When it is your child’s turn, he/she will bring Scout home and hopefully have an exciting time, and then, tell us all about it on Monday morning.

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Pip and Pop

Pip and Pop are our ‘listening owls’ and like all owls, they are very wise. They always make time to listen carefully to what children have to say and encourage others to do the same. Pip and Pop love to be cuddled and there is no shortage of cuddles on offer.

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‘THIS IS ME’ Display

Have you seen our lovely display in the cloakroom area. There are fabulous photos of the children; taken whilst they were exploring the provision. Alongside them, are speech bubbles of what each child had to say!


International Dot Day


Inspired by ‘The Dot’ by Peter H Reynolds, children all over the world are encouraged to ‘make a mark and see where it takes you’. The Dot is a lovely story about building confidence and ‘having a go’. There were lots of activities planned for the children and we had great fun.

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Signs of Autumn

The season of autumn is most definitely here! Cooler weather, misty mornings and a wealth of colour from the falling leaves. Surely, there is no better time to go out for Nursery’s first school walk.


We are extremely fortunate to have beautiful, school grounds, where we can explore and observe nature’s offerings. Mr Coleman manages our premises and he ensures that the grounds are always ready for the children to experience the best that our surroundings can offer.

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We set off to search for signs of Autumn and we were not disappointed. From courgettes, pumpkins and pears in the ‘Grow to Learn’ area to grey cloudy skies, dewdrops and a carpet of leaves all around, we had lots to look at.

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Take a look at our slide show to experience the fun.