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Ash (N)

Welcome to CPS Ash Nursery Class!




I am Miss Goodchild and I teach in Ash Class.  I live in Carterton with my family and have worked at Carterton Primary School for 7 years.  I think Carterton is a great place to live and I like to go swimming and to the country park.


I love teaching in Nursery and am always busy planning lots of new learning activities and experiences for you all. 


Ash Class' Teaching Assistants Mrs Clarke and Miss Workman work very hard to make sure everyone is happy and safe in nursery.  Mrs Gray helps out at lunchtime.  All the grown-ups love to join in with our fun activities and to teach you new things. 


Please remember to keep checking back for updates to this page!


Miss Goodchild smiley

What have we been up to in Ash Class this week?


This week our 'Song of the Week' has been 'Old MacDonald had a Farm'.  We have been practising our counting skills, using our farm toys and trying really hard to say one number name for each animal.  We have listened to lots of farm stories and have been talking about the jobs that farmers have to do on the farm.  We have also been practising our listening skills and played 'What's in the bag?'  - guessing which farm animal was in the bag by listening to clues and have been able to match animals to a rhyming word e.g. 'I spy with my little eye an animal that rhymes with 'wig'...'

Earlier in the week we explored moving in different ways, just like the animals on a farm - our chicken dancing was very funny!  Have a look below to see what else we got up to this week:

Friday 10th September 2021


This week we have continued with our 'Wheels on the Bus' activities.  We talked about bus journeys we have been on and drew pictures.  We also took part in a group 'Bus Stop' game in the garden - stopping at each bus stop and performing the action hidden on the sign.  We have been talking about how to play nicely with others (taking turns, sharing etc.) and practised these social skills by building a bus out of chairs and taking turns to be the driver.  In Maths we have been practising our counting skills and singing lots of number songs - '5 Little Ducks' seems to be a big favourite at the moment!


Friday 3rd September 2021


What a lovely first two days!  It has been great to meet lots of new children and families this week and welcome back some familiar faces too.  I have been so impressed with how calm and friendly the children have been and how well they have adapted to nursery life.


This week we have begun our 'Starting with a Song' topic with the song 'The Wheels on the Bus'.  We have been singing the song, joining in with the actions and listening to some stories about buses.  We have also been practising our counting skills by counting passengers onto bus pictures. Today we have talked about how to be a good friend to others and how it makes us feel when someone is kind to us.

Term 1 - Starting with a Song!


This term we will be learning a new song each week and take part in lots of activities based on the theme of each song. Look out for our newsletter, coming soon, with more details!