About Mrs Curnow

I am the Nursery teacher here at Newdale.

Wonderful Wednesday

In Mighty oaks we will be swapping over the children’s groups who go to the forest, please see the list below for the changes.  If your child is due to go to the woods on a Wednesday please can you send them in with named wellies in addition to the shoes they are wearing that day.  They will also need long sleeved tops and trousers/leggings in case of any nettles.

In the morning orange, blue and purple group will be in the woods whilst yellow, green and red group will be cooking.

In the afternoon yellow, green and red group will be in the woods whilst orange, blue and purple will be cooking.

If you are unsure which group your child is in please just ask.

Thank you in advance

Mrs Lisa Curnow

Help wanted!

Can anyone help?  Nursery is currently setting up a travel based role play area and we really need some donations of bags.  These could be suitcases, smaller style rucksacks, hand bags, purses, wallets or fabric shopping bags.  They just need to be the type of bag that we travel with.

Please drop off any donations at the main reception.

Thank you in advance from everyone in nursery

Lisa Curnow

Wonderful Wednesday

Next week the mighty oak children will start their Wonderful Wednesday activities on Wednesday 19th January.  Every week half of the children will go to the woods whilst the others cook.

Please send your child in old clothes and wellies.  They will also need shoes to change into when they get back to nursery.  If you are unsure which colour group your child is in please just ask at the gate.

In the morning red, yellow and green group are heading to the forest whilst orange, blue and purple group will cook.

In the afternoon orange, blue and purple group with be in the woods and red, yellow and green group will be cooking.

Thank you for your support

L Curnow


Christmas countdown in nursery

I know it’s such a busy time of year so I just wanted to send a reminder that will hopefully help you in the last few days of term.

Firstly, in nursery we are having something Christmassy every day next week and as of tomorrow Friday 10th.  Please feel free to send them in Christmas jumpers, sparkly tops, Santa head bands and all the usual fun clothes that we wear this time of year.  Don’t worry if you haven’t got any we will be making party hats and so on in nursery anyway.

Our main Christmas events are …

Friday 10th December a visit from Mr and Mrs Claus.  Last day to send in Christmas cards

Monday 13th December our postponed Winter wonderland – please meet us in the carpark. If your child does not attend on Monday’s they are still welcome to join in with you for the duration of the sing-a-long

Tuesday 14th December Nursery Christmas dinner day

Thursday 16th December Party day

Friday 17th December Last day and a few extra party activities and treats

Happy Christmas!

Mrs Lisa Curnow

Nursery winter wonderland

Unfortunately, a storm has been predicted for tomorrow’s nursery sing a long in the woods.  We have therefore, had to postpone until next Monday 13th December.  You are invited to attend at the same time as your original slot.  Fingers crossed for Christmassy weather.

Mrs Curnow

Red riding hood

Next week, in mighty oaks, the children will be learning all about Red riding hood.  As part of this mini theme we would love to share photo’s of your child’s grandparents.  Please could you send in a photograph of them via the evidence me app, or if you prefer print one to send in.

Thank you very much for your support

L Curnow

Cinderella’s ball

On Friday 15th October, as part of our fairy tale theme, we will be holding a ball. We have been learning about Cinderella and will have our very own party in mighty oaks as a culmination of that learning. If your child attends our Friday sessions they are invited to dress up in party clothes or fancy dress outfits. Please send coats as usual to play outside in and sensible shoes. Thank you in advance for your support.

Mrs Lisa Curnow

Wonderful Wednesday

On Wednesday 29th September the mighty oaks nursery children will begin to use the forest areas. Half of the children go to the woods in the morning and the other half go in the afternoon. The children who remain in nursery will be having great fun cooking. When it’s your child’s turn to go to the woods the will need to bring in wellies (with their name written in them). Please ensure your child has clothes on that you are happy for them to get a bit muddy. We will provide waterproofs.

Until half term, for the next few weeks, the following children will be going to the woods:

In the morning orange, blue and purple group. That is Miss Preston’s, Mrs Curnow’s and Mrs Ferriday’s groups.

In the afternoon yellow, red and green group. That is Mrs Turner’s, Mrs Giordano’s and Mrs Hall’s group.

If you are unsure which group your child is in please just ask at the gate.


We are excited to let you know that the nursery children are going to have outside PE sessions with sports coaches on Tuesday mornings.  The sports coaches are called Mr Stone and Mr Birch.  The nursery team will of course be accompanying the children and joining in!  Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for example trainers and jogging bottoms or leggings.  They do not need a PE kit and need to come dressed in their sporty gear to nursery that day.  We will post lots of pictures to let you know how much fun they are having.

Thanks for your support

Mrs Curnow