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Nursery

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places” – Roald Dahl 

Welcome to Nursery!

Goldsmith Nursery accommodates up to 52 children at one time; 26 in the morning session and 26 in the afternoon session. In Nursery we base our learning around the seven areas that the EYFS framework sets out. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.

The children in Nursery learn mainly through play. There are parts of the session that are adult directed, where children will work in small groups with an adult, and other parts of the day where children will lead and initiate their own learning. Children will take part in learning experiences both indoor and outdoor. All of the children’s learning is recorded on the online learning journal Tapestry, which parents can access to keep up to date with their children’s individual experiences.

The Nursery Staff are Mrs Wilton, Nursery class teacher; Miss Westley and Miss Greene Early years practitioners.

Meet the Nursery Staff!

Mrs Wilton is the Goldilocks and Nursery Early Years Foundation Stage phase leader. She has worked with the staff , children and parents across the EYFS department at Goldsmith Primary Academy for 23 years.   Mrs Wilton enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband and ever-growing large family! She plays netball twice a week and enjoys travelling around the country during school holidays. Mrs Wilton enjoys all aspects of creativity from craft to incredible story-telling, dancing and performing; all of which she demonstrates at nursery on a daily basis, ensuring each and every day is fun, fun, fun!


Miss Westley has been a Early Years Practitioner in Goldsmith Primary for 5 years, she is also a Breakfast Club Leader within our school. She loves being a part of the Early Years team at Goldsmith, welcoming the children into the setting each and every day. Miss Westley enjoys spending quality time with her family especially her little girl.  She enjoys shopping and cooking in her spare time and she loves to travel during school holidays.


Miss Greene has been a Early years practitioner  in Goldilocks for 3 years and is also Breakfast Club Leader at Goldsmith Primary Academy. She has worked within the childcare sector for seven years in both primary schools and a day nursery and has been involved in after school clubs and holiday clubs. Miss Greene enjoys spending time with her family and friends. In particular she enjoys dancing, shopping, visiting the cinema, eating out and travelling during the school holidays. She loves being part of the Early Years team at Goldsmith!


Nursery Remote Learning –

During lock-down the Nursery staff created a YouTube channel for the children to interact with during home learning. Click here to see our fun learning videos the Nursery staff make for the children.


We have been learning about ‘People who help us’. Each week we have learnt about there job roles and why they are so important to us. These are just a few of the amazing things we have been getting up to.

Toy week –

This week we talked about the different toys that we had for Christmas. We made our own toys both at home and in school. To see our videos linked to Toy week, Click here..

The Gingerbread man – Bakers

This week we learnt about Bakers and how they help us. We was super creative being Bakers both at home and in school. Below are some of the amazing jobs we did.

Shop keepers and Post office

This week we learnt the roll of a shop keeper and Post office workers. We got to be the shop keepers and post office workers in school and also at home following our videos.

Refuse Collector – Recycling Monsters

This week we learnt about Refuse collectors and what there job role is. We used the Recycling monsters to help us learn about what is good Recycling and what has to go into the bad bin.

Aspire Assembly –

Take a look at this weeks Aspire Assembly to see who was our Aspire Ambassador. Well done to this weeks Aspire Ambassador winner!

Chinese New Year –

This Week we learned all about Chinese New Year. We did lots of fun creative activities to help us learn about why we celebrate! We even had our own Chinese restaurant in Nursery.

Aspire Assembly –

Take a look at this weeks Aspire Assembly to see who was our Aspire Ambassador. Well done to this weeks Aspire Ambassador winner!


Jasper’s Beanstalk –

For our topic Growth and change, this week we learnt all about Jasper’s Beanstalk. We planted our own bean seeds, and explored the changes to a seed.

Aspire Assembly –

Take a look at this weeks Aspire Assembly to see who was our Aspire Ambassador. Well done to this weeks Aspire Ambassador winner!

Jack and the Beanstalk –

This week we had a BEANSTALK grow inside our nursery and some GIANT footprints appear! We have been super busy finding out what might be at the top of the Beanstalk..

World Book Day 2021!

We celebrated world book day at school and at home. We dressed up as our favorite book character, took part in fun activities and even guessed the Masked readers.