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We have our own designated site for our Nursery children, providing an exciting area for them to settle and develop during their early stages of life. The classrooms are equipped with a range activities that provides a multi-sensory environment to give them best start in life.

We are Exceptional Explorers!

This week in Carle class we have been settling into nursery! We are being Exceptional Explorers and exploring all areas of the classroom and making new friends! We are being Fantastic Friends with some old friends from last year, new friends to the school and some...

Growing beanstalks in Carle Class

This week, as part of our growing topic we planted beans. First of all instead of soil in a pot, we put cotton wool in a see though cup. Next we used a spray bottle to make sure our cotton wool was wet. This was quite tricky, we had to use our muscles. Next we added...

Spring has arrived in Carle Class

This week Carle class have been on a spring walk to find out what has changed in our outside environment now that the season has changed. On our way to explore the playground Joe showed us around the garden and explained what is growing now the weather is getting...

Making Sandwiches

On Monday Carle Class received a letter from The Little Red Hen. She told us that she had baked us some bread and that we could make sandwiches with it. She told us that she had also delivered butter, jam and cheese. We were very excited to use The Little Red Hen's...

Floating and Sinking

Today for STEAM Day we have been learning about floating and sinking in our water tray. First we had to find out what floating and sinking actually meant. We realised that if something floats, it will stay on top of the water and if something sinks, it will go under...

Making Bird Feeders

Lately in Carle Class we have noticed that we don't see many birds in our playground and we wondered why. Some of the children thought it might be because that there is no food for them here, so we decided to make some bird feeders. We threaded Cheerios on to pipe...

Our First Parent Workshop in Carle Class

This week we started our weekly parent workshops, our focus was sharing books. We were also able to choose a new book from our lending library to take home. We will take home a new book each week. A few tips for sharing books at home. Happy...

Using our fine motor skills in Carle Class

This week we have been very busy using our fine motor skills. We have had to stretch the elastic bands and carefully hook them over the pegs on the Geo Boards, we used pipe cleaners to thread through the small holes of the threading trees and we had to be very careful...

Frère Jacques

At Lansbury Lawrence, children learn French from year 3. Before then, they are introduced to the language through songs and links within other subjects. Here's Carle Class learning a French song at circle time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6tf3h2d_4A

Making friends in Early Years

In Carle class this week, all of our children have been making friends with each other and exploring the environment with curiosity. Enjoying some Bark Breakfast in the Mud Kitchen Zahir & Mohammed began building a structure out of the blocks - part castle, part...

Early Years Curriculum

The children develop through playing and exploring active learning and creating and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning which are divided into the:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language and
  • Physical Development and

Specific areas:

  • Literacy,
  • Maths, 
  • Understanding the World and
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

The prime areas are fundamental throughout the EYFS and the specific areas include the skills and knowledge which provide important contexts for learning and they develop more fully towards the end of the early years. The children carry out lots of practical experiences through which they are encouraged to explore and experiment.

The children use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during teacher-directed and child-initiated times. We have a particular love for outdoor learning and come rain or shine, we explore and play outside in our outdoor environment.

To learn more about our Curriculum in the Nursery have a look at our EYFS medium-term planning

Whilst using the EYFS statutory framework, we also use ‘Development Matters’ to guide our learning. Our EYFS Curriculum goals are what we would like the children to aspire to become and achieve by the end of their time with us. We provide a thorough and vast range of experiences where we actively encourage child-initiated, purposeful learning to help inspire this. 


  Starting Nursery

Starting nursery is a big step for most children. That’s why we think settling-in is really important. The time you spend helping your child to settle in will really benefit them in the long run – it will mean your child will be happier, more confident, and learn better and enjoy nursery more.

We start children slowly, so they can get lots of support and attention. We do not want them to have a bad first experience of school. Different children will settle in at different rates.

The absolute minimum amount of time you need to stay and help to settle your child will be 3 sessions. Most children need more than this – some a lot more.

During the home visit and the nursery meeting, we will ask you some questions about your child and their health and development. This information will help us to settle your child in, and help us to make sure we meet your child’s needs in nursery.

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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

The rain held off long enough for us to have a wonderful afternoon celebrating Eid in our annual Eid picnic. There were lots of happy faces, lots of delicious food, and lots of singing and dancing. Thanks to our special guest singer, Rana Khan, who was brilliant.

Lansbury Lawrence wins SILVER!

Lansbury Lawrence wins SILVER!

We were over the moon to find out that our school has been awarded silver for the Pearson National Teaching, Primary School of the Year - Making a Difference, award. We announced the news in a whole school assembly on Thank a Teacher Day. The trophy has been touring...

. . . And ACTION!

. . . And ACTION!

One of the school's STEAM Day activities was making movie trailers. The activity helped the children explore the A (arts) in STEAM, and it was a busy afternoon of costumes, cameras and acting. We had the opportunity to think about what makes a good trailer then...


For my activity (Miss Bogue) we made fruit volcanoes! It was so popular we used up all our fruit! After this, our next activity was to make paper craft! Lots of us made tall towers. Today we had a great day with STEAM DAY. Here are some of our pupil's reflections on...