Meadow View JMI School

Meadow View JMI School

Dream, Believe, Achieve

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Frampton Way, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7UJ

0121 366 6182



Welcome to our Nursery page!  To find information about what you can do to support your child at home, please log into your Tapestry account where you will find videos, activity ideas and support from the Nursery staff. 

If you have any questions or need some support, please complete the form below to get in touch with a member of the team. 

Query form (nursery)

Please complete this form with your learning query. Please include your child's name and a return email address.

Welcome to any new families due to start with us in September 2023. Please find below the presentation shared at the induction meeting on the 5th June. 

Meet the Team:

Miss Jones
Teacher 30 Hour Nursery

Mrs Reynolds
Teacher 15 Hour Nursery

Mrs Parry
Learning Support Assistant

Mrs  Thomason
Learning Support Assistant

Nursery Curriculum Map

If you would like to know a little more about what the children in Nursery will be learning about this half term, please refer to our curriculum map document below. Alternatively, click here.

Our Learning Journey

Below you will find out about our learning journey over the last term.  

Welcome Nursery

The children have made a fantastic start to Nursery.  They have settled into their family groups and have begun to learn the new routines of our classroom. 


The children will begin their phonics journey by developing the ability to attend to and distinguish between both environmental and speech sounds.  This provides the basis for the development of spoken language and early literacy.

The children will be focusing on listening and  hearing sounds in the environment. 

The aim of this aspect is to raise children's awareness of the sounds around them and to develop their listening skills.

Phonics develops your child's ability to listen to, make, explore and talk about sounds.  Throughout their learning,  the children will develop their speaking and listening skills and these will be explored and developed through fun games, songs and activities.

All About Me!

As part of the 'All about me' topic, the children in Nursery will be  creating self portraits and paintings of their families.  We have discussed the features on our face and the colours of our hair, eyes and skin.  We have been very impressed with the wonderful art work they have created. 


Over the past weeks, we have been learning about number our numbers to 6. We love our 'Ten Town' characters who have helped us with our learning. The children have been creating posters with loose parts to represent numbers to 6 and have even had a go at ordering numbers. 

The children have been practising tracing the numbers that we have learnt so far. If you want to have a go at home, download the documents below.

We enjoy singing a range of number songs to support the teaching of counting, addition and subtraction. Number songs teach many elements of maths and also develop language and concentration. We incorporate number songs into your daily routines and they provide an ideal way to help our children develop numeracy skills from a young age. We encourage them to perform actions to accompany the songs using their fingers, teddies or even finger puppets. Number songs are easy for children to remember and can be an excellent starting point for counting and mathematical work.  

Outdoor Fun! 

Over the summer our nursery garden has had a small make over. The children have been enjoying exploring these new areas! 

Creative Curriculum 

To begin our new topic 'Spring into Spring', we decided to go on a Spring walk around our school. We spotted blossom on our trees, mushrooms growing on the grass and daisies! We collected some blossom to create our own blossom tree pictures. 

Commonwealth Week

This week we have been learning about a continent in the Commonwealth. The children enjoyed exploring Australian animals, instruments and art. We learnt about 'Aboriginal Art' and pointillism techniques. The children made their own art using cotton buds and and their hands for printing. We used bright colours to make our work stand out. They look amazing!

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dragon

This half term our big question is 'Why are the leaves changing colour?'  We have discussed the seasons of the year and have been focusing on 'Autumn'. The children have been going on Autumn walks, collecting leaves and creating beautiful Autumn tree art. 

Do all animals sleep at night? 

This half term we are learning about nocturnal animals. We have been learning fun facts about these animals and creating wonderful artwork. Take a look at our first nocturnal animal... 

Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle 

A child's brain must control over 25 muscles in the body to write one word! Before a child writes words it must be able to speak and also its brain must have strong muscle control. Mark making assists handwriting and created much needed movement for the brain to learn to control the body. Squiggle whilst you wiggle targets gross motor movements and is so much fun!  

Over this half term the children will be focusing on creating circles, humps and hooks. We begin by making these patterns with ribbons to music. Then we use crayons to make the same patterns on paper. 


After, we practise our squiggles during free flow play using a variety of materials. 

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