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Foundation 1 (Nursery)

Welcome to Foundation 1 2020-2021

'From small seeds, great things grow.'

The Nursery Team

Acorn Class - N2 Children (Mornings & 30 hours)


Conker Class - N1 Children (Afternoons)

Nursery Graduation 2021 Website Version





Week Beginning: 21st June 2021


 Morning NurseryAfternoon Nursery

Oral blending and

segmenting of words

Rhythm and

rhyme activities


Understanding more 

and less


What is a corner?

Careful counting 


What is a corner? 

Reading:The Train Ride

Using scissors to cut 

along a line

Using scissors correctly

Role play

Travel agents 

Role play

Travel agents 


Summer Term Topic



We are just starting our new topic all about journeys and holidays.  We will be starting with our focus book 'Mr Gumpy's Motorcar'


Please check back soon for some photos of our learning.  In the meantime, please look at the photos below of our previous topic. 


We have planted beans for Jack's beanstalk and talked about what plants need to be able to grow.


We also learned about colour mixing and used blue and yellow to make green for our beanstalk pictures.  We then drew a castle for the top!


We also had a problem when our troll went missing and the Billy Goats Gruff don't know where he has gone.  We made a class 'missing' poster and some of the children made one at home too!






Comic Relief- We Are Super!

Friends Reunited!

Welcome Back to Nursery!

The Nursery Team are so excited to welcome you all back to nursery together on Monday! Please see the letter below. During the first week or two, we will be concentrating on settling everyone back in and making sure we all feel happy, safe and secure!

World Book Day !

Here is a gallery of photos including a mixture of work from our learners both in school and at home. Haven't you done a fantastic job with your superhero costumes and reading dens?!

We are PROUD of you!

Welcome to Spring 2!


We have been learning in a very unusual way for quite some time now and we are so PROUD of you and your families. The nursery team are missing those of you at home very much and we are looking forward to seeing you all together again in the not too distant future (everything crossed!). For now, here is a little picture clue for what we will be learning about in the coming weeks...

New Year Spring Term 2021

We look forward to welcoming you back to nursery in the new year. We have lots of exciting things planned for our next topic. Can you guess what we will be learning about?

Message from Santa

Today something very exciting happened! We received a video message from Santa! He said that he knows we have all been trying our best at nursery and he has delivered us a little something special for Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Jumper Day and Festive Fun!

We have had such a lovely morning in nursery today. The children looked fabulous in their Christmas jumpers and we had great fun dancing and enjoying party games and treats!

Here are some of our photos!

Advent Stars


This week we have been busy making our Advent Stars ready to countdown to Christmas. Each day we will sing our special song and turn over the stars. If it is your star day you can choose a nice treat! We have also enjoyed decorating our Christmas tree!

Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week

World Nursery Rhyme Week

16th-20th November 2020


We are excited to be taking part in World Nursery Rhyme Week! This initiative promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education with a focus on how nursery rhymes boost early language and literacy skills


We will be enjoying lots of nursery rhyme based activites this week and we would love you to join in at home too. You can download lots of free resources using the link below. 





We have added our paper plate Diwali Diva Lamps to our seasons and Celebrations display.

Don't they look wonderful?!

We love to learn and play outdoors!


This week we have enjoyed lots of crisp Autumn mornings in the Foundation Stage garden. The construction area has been a hive of activity with lots of building and fixing!

This week we have started our new topic display with some beautiful firework paintings!

Firework Paintings

The Nursery Team are looking forward to welcoming you back on Monday. We will be starting a brand new topic. Can you guess what it might be from the picture clue below?



Today we wore red to

'Show Racism the Red Card!'


Black History Week


This week we have shared a story written by our Black History Hero, Mo Farah.

This has tied in with the start of our Nursery Running Club which takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday morning.

#HelloYellow- World Mental Health Day


This week we joined in with YoungMinds #HelloYellow day to raise awareness of mental health. Some of the children and staff team really enjoyed playing with the #HelloYellow photobooth resources!


OBS Nursery Family

All our nursery friends have now arrived and what a fabulous group we are! The Nursery Team are very much looking forward to the year ahead! Take a look at the photos below to see how busy we have been in the nursery over the last few weeks!

Incy Wincy Spider...

Oh dear! First bump note of the term for poor old Humpty Dumpty!

A picture clue for our next topic! Can you guess what it is?

 Colour Theme

We have really enjoyed our 'Colour' theme over the past two weeks. Each child has completed a super self-portrait and they are now all on display. The nursery team are all extremely PROUD of how the children are settling in to their new nursery routine.

We are looking forward to the year ahead!

Our Wonderful Colour Work!

This week we have shared our first story

'While We Can't Hug'

by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar


We have started some mark making using oil pastels. We are drawing pictures of ourselves to show all of our nursery family. These will be displayed in the nursery. Today the first few finished pieces went on display in the hall. You can see a photo of this below!

Our hall display...

Welcome to Nursery!

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to nursery this week. It is an exciting time to make new friends and try new activities. We are going to have a great time!


Our first topic is going to be



Nursery Routines

How drop off and collection will work.

OuMemorieto treasure from


** For up to date activities and information, please visit the F1 Home Learning page **






Can you guess what our next topic is going to be about?

What a super half term we have had learning all about animals!

Wishing all our families a happy and safe break.

A fun story session with Chris White our Patron of Reading!

We have been busy welcoming our new nursery friends to the Old Basford family!

Here are some of our Chicken Licken dough creations!

Wow! Chicken Licken came to visit us at nursery this week!

We have been retelling the story of Chicken Licken with actions and learning all about the lifecycle of a chick!

We are very excited to start our new topic this half term- Animals!

We had a super time at our nursery Christmas party today! We played games, danced with our friends and enjoyed party food. We were so excited to have a special visitor too!

Santa came to visit Nursery today!

Bonfire Night Paintings

Welcome back to Autumn Term 2!


We are very excited about all the super activities we have planned.

We are going to be learning about

Seasons and Celebrations!


Happy Birthday Old Basford! Flying High at 50!

Nursery Rhymes- Our Knowledge Organiser

Welcome back!

We are so pleased to welcome you back to nursery this week and we are excited to be welcoming lots of new nursery friends and their families over coming days! Our topic is 'Nursery Rhymes' and we have lots of wonderful activities planned. Watch this space!



TOPIC OVERVIEW - 2019/2020

Autumn 1
Nursery Rhymes


Spring 1


Summer 1
Traditional Tales

Autumn 2
Seasons & Celebrations


Spring 2
Rocket and Robots


Summer 2
Transport and Holidays

Dates for your diary 2019- 2020

Autumn 1

Friday 30th August - INSET DAY

Monday 2nd September - INSET DAY

Tuesday 3rd September - First day of school


Thursday 3rd October - One Day Wonder (Basford 50)

Friday 4th October - INSET DAY

Autumn 2

Week beginning 18th November - OBS Anti bullying week

Week beginning 9th December - Show week





Spring 1

Monday 6th January - INSET DAY

Monday 3rd February - One Day Wonder




Spring 2

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day / World Maths Day

Wednesday 18th March - INSET DAY




Summer 1

Thursday 7th May - One Day Wonder (VE Day)

Friday 8th May - BANK HOLIDAY





Summer 2

Friday 5th June - One Day Wonder (World Environment Day)

Friday 19th June - INSET DAY

Friday 26th June - Enterprise Day

Friday 24th July - INSET DAY





* Monday - Please hand in your Sound Book.


FS Newsletter Autumn Term

NEW!  Early Years Advice Page.  For information and leaflets please click on the following link.

To email information for your child's learning diary, please click the image above or email us on





We Love Singing!