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Nursery EYFS – Rubies and Crystals

Welcome to Rubies and Crystals class page!

Miss Deegan 


My name is Miss Deegan and I am the Nursery teacher. When not in school, I like going shopping, going for coffee with my friends and visiting my family in Ireland. I have taught in the EYFS for six years now and I love it! The early years is a special part of school where we explore the world through play, conversations and song. I'm looking forward to having a wonderful year together.

Mrs Bond

Hello, my name is Mrs Bond. I am the teaching assistant in Rubies and Crystals. When I'm not in school I enjoy arts and crafts and shopping. I have been here at Homer for nine years and I absolutely love it! As well as being a TA I am also trained in emotional support which is very rewarding. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with the children. 

Settling in!

We have had a busy time settling into our new class. We have been enjoying getting to know each other and our new environment there's so much to take in! The children have particularly enjoyed playing with the dolls in the home corner, being creative at the painting table and exploring the outdoor classroom. 


We have been learning about Autumn. Rubies and Crystal have enjoyed exploring the natural world around them and observing the changes that are happening outside. We have had so much fun carrying out a range of autumnal activities to support our learning. Here are some snaps of our leaf hunts, autumn collages, Halloween potions and colour mixing!


Rubies and Crystals have made Divas and firework displays to celebrate Diwali, the festival of light!

Remembrance Day


Valentines Day

We have made some cards and heart-shaped crafts this week to share with the ones we love.

Pancake Day

Happy Pancake Day everybody! Nursery have been making some paper pancakes using different materials to represent our toppings and sauces. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Nursery have made their own Irish flags today. 


Spring has sprung in Nursery! Rubies and Crystals have been learning all about the season of Spring. We have painted our own daffodils inspired by the beautiful ones growing in our outdoor area. We have also examined the different parts of a plant. The children have been learning about how to care for living things and what a plant needs to stay alive. They have been able to take care of their own imaginary plants and flowers in the garden centre role play area. 

World Book Day

It was a very imaginative morning in nursery. The children were very excited to come to school dressed as their favourite characters!

The Farm

The children enjoyed their visit from the farm. They met a variety of farmyard animals. They had the opportunity to pet the lambs, feed the chickens, brush the pony's hair and hold some mice. 

Number in the Early Years

Chatter Matters


Please follow the link below to videos containing information on how to aid communication and language skills in young children:

Early Years Foundation Stage Useful Documents