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Foundation 1 (Nursery)

Welcome to Foundation 1 2020-2021

Acorns & Conkers
'From small seeds, great things grow.'



The Nursery Team

Nursery Teacher: Mrs Sawford
Teaching Assistant:  ​Miss Brown
Foundation Learning Support:  ​Miss Squires
Care Assistant: Miss Watkins
Miss Priddle: Assistant Head Teacher and Head of F1 & F2



Walt says...

​We Are Learning To...


Week Beginning: 2.11.2020






Topic Work:







Thank you for the



high fives we had last week! 

Week ending: 16.10.2020






   More information will be sent home about our learning and our topic. 





Topic Project Homework

  Look out for the next project coming soon!





Today we wore red to

'Show Racism the Red Card!'

Doing the 'Mobot!'
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...

Hand print spiders and marble roll webs!

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!