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Foundation 1 (Nursery)

Welcome to Foundation 1

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



The Nursery Team

The Nursery Team 1 Nursery Teacher: Mrs Sawford
The Nursery Team 2 Teaching Assistant: ​Miss Brown
The Nursery Team 3 Foundation Learning Support: ​Miss Squires
The Nursery Team 4 Care Assistant: Miss Watkins



Walt says...

​We Are Learning To...


Week Beginning Monday 13th January:



Phonics: Rhyming words

Maths: All about number 1

Reading: The Little Red Hen

Handwriting: Writing patterns

Topic Work: Experimenting with mark making and colours- painting animals







Thank you for the


high fives we had last week! 

Week ending: 10th January 2020






  Our current topic is Animals. More information will be sent home about our learning and our topic. 




Topic Project Homework

 This half term we are learning all about Animals. More details about our project homework coming soon! 





Here are some of our Chicken Licken dough creations!

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

Wow! Chicken Licken came to visit us at nursery this week! 1
Wow! Chicken Licken came to visit us at nursery this week! 2
Wow! Chicken Licken came to visit us at nursery this week! 3

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!

Picture 1

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!

Santa came to visit Nursery today! 1
Santa came to visit Nursery today! 2
Santa came to visit Nursery today! 3
Santa came to visit Nursery today! 4

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!