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Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

Celebrate, Inspire, Nurture, Succeed


Nursery Bears 3 - 4 Years

Today would have been graduation day for our Brilliant Bears. We are all so very proud of each and everyone of you, you are all amazing and we have missed you all so much. Keep working hard and “Reach for the Stars”. 🐻😘🌟

Reach for the ✨

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Welcome to Cotmanhay Nursery

Nursery Bears

Useful stories, appropriate for children about Coronavirus and staying at home.



A story to share about social distancing.

Keeping in Touch - March 2020


Over the next few weeks the staff will be missing the children so much. We would love to see what you are all getting up and keep in touch. Please email over any photos you would be happy for us to add to our photo gallery to share with the children and their families. Please also feel free to use the email addresses below to keep in touch. 


Missing you all lots, The Bears and Cubs Teams xxxx - Mrs Bailey - Bears - Mrs Haddon - Cubs


Community Spirit - March 2020


Now more than ever community spirit is needed. Please remember to follow all of the governments advice and stay safe. Please stay safe and look after yourselves.  


Chase the Rainbow


Children around the country are being encouraged to paint, draw and create a rainbow and stick these in your window at home. This is to spread hope and happiness at a time which it is most needed. Children can also go "rainbow spotting" if they go out for a walk with their families - please remember the crucial advice regarding social distancing and staying at home. 


Click the rainbow image for the news article relating to Chase the Rainbow.


Miss Bailey painting our rainbow.
Our finished rainbow.
Our rainbow takes pride of place in our window.

Brilliant Bears


Each week in Nursery Bears, four children are chosen to take home one of our Brilliant Bears. This is to reward positive behaviours and attitudes in nursery. Each Bear will go home in a special bag with a diary for parents or guardians to record Brilliant Bears visit and a story to share.




We are part of the SMILE4 life project and encourage children to brush their teeth everyday. Staff are fully trained by health professionals. This project aims to promote good oral hygiene routines from an early age and has been shown to improve children's dental health.


All of our children are currently taking part and they each have an individual toothbrush in nursery. As part of the nursery routine the children brush their teeth daily. In order to make this time fun and enjoyable for the children we play a short song for the children to brush their teeth to. To enjoy this song at home click the link below.






Physical Development


Physical development is a prime area of the Early years curriculum and is spilt in to two main areas; 


Moving and Handling - encouraging children to develop skills relating to control and coordination of large and small movements. Large movements includes running, jumping, climbing, throwing, catching, balancing, crawling and riding wheeled toys. Small movements includes hand-eye coordination, holding and using pens and pencils correctly, manipulating materials such as play dough, using scissors and holding and using book, tools and equipment correctly. 


Health and Self Care - children understanding the importance of good health and healthy routines and being able to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs such as hand washing, using the toilet independently and dressing. 


In Bears Nursery we are constantly developing our physical skills, the children love to use and practice their large movements in the nursery garden and they use their small movements all the time without realising it! 


We regularly use the school hall for short PE sessions and the children love our dough disco sessions.