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Nursery - F1



Welcome to Foundation 1 2021-2022

'From small seeds, great things grow.'


Acorn Class - N2 Children (Mornings & 30 hours)



Conker Class - N1 Children (Afternoons)


Nursery Teacher: Miss Singh
Teaching Assistants: Miss Brown, Miss Squires

Care Assistant: Miss Burn

Meet the Team

Farm Animals

This week we have been creating paintings of different farm animals. Once they were dry, we put them together and made a farm. We had to think about where the different animals live and the children did a great job considering what the animals need. I think you'll agree the pictures look amazing!

 Weekly Learning W/B 10th January



's' sound


Identifying Patterns


Owl Babies


Using Stencils


Farm Animals


Settling in

New Topic

The children came inside to find that there were lots of books and toys on the carpet. After some investigation the children discovered that all of the toys and books were about different animals! It was really nice to see the children sharing books and toys, talking about what they could see.

We are very excited about our Animals topic and we are starting off by learning about farm animals!

Wow Day

Welcome back to Nursery!

It has been great to welcome back the children this week and also great to welcome new faces too! The staff have been really busy getting new resources out for the children for our new topic and we are really excited to share all the fun activities we have planned with them.

Week Beginning 13th December


What a busy week its been! The staff are really proud of the children this week as they have  worked really hard. They were amazing in the Christmas Assembly, sat beautifully watching a pantomime and even when Santa came they were patient waiting for their turn and listened to what Santa had to say. Finally, on Friday we had our party, we played games, decorated biscuits and watched The Snowman.


Merry Christmas from everyone in Nursery!

Christmas Jumper Day!

Weekly Learning Week Beginning 6th December



Identifying Sounds


Counting to 10


One Snowy Night


Finger painting


Listening to the Christmas Story

I Spy and What do you Hear?


We were using our senses this week to help with our learning. For phonics we turned on our listening ears and went for a sound walk around school. The children heard birds, traffic and lots more. 

For maths we took out our binoculars to looked for shapes all around the nursery, the children were able to see shapes everywhere!

Happy Hanukkah!

This week the children have been learning about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. The children created handprint menorahs, played with dreidels and tasted some challah bread.  

Winter Begins!

This week the children have really enjoyed the observing the signs that winter has come! We came into nursery on Monday and the garden was covered in snow. The children noticed that there was ice on the windows and the trim trail and that the snow was cold and soft. 

On Wednesday we put up Christmas decorations. The children worked well as a team, listened to instructions and decorated the tree beautifully. We even had time to make some of our own baubles!


Weekly Learning W/B 29th November




Sound walk


Counting objects


One Snowy Night


Listening to a celebration story


Hanukah: Painting menorahs

This week has been a very busy week in Nursery. We have been painting and mixing colours, building house for hedgehogs and we did some yoga! 


Weekly Learning 22nd November



Listen and move to a beat


Spotting Shapes


Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you See?


Name writing


Mixing colours


Mud Kitchen

The children have been exploring the mud pit and mud kitchen this week. They have enjoyed using the forks to dig and move the leaves. Then they used the shovels to carry the mud to the mud kitchen. Miss Singh was very impressed with how the children worked together and communicated with each other. Great work everyone!

Children in Need

All the children enjoyed Children in Need day at school. We loved seeing everyone's Pudsey outfits, colouring in pictures of Pudsey and eating some delicious cake!

Autumn Fun!

This week we have had lots of fun outdoors and indoors. We have been reading Percy the Park Keeper: After the Storm and we have made shelters for the animals out of materials inside and outside the nursery. We have also made characters from the story into puppets so we can retell the story together.

Making Music on Monday!

The children were very excited to find microphones and inflatable musical instruments in the performance area outside today. Lots of the children enjoyed performing on the stage with their friends.


Rock and Roll Band

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This term our topic is

Seasons and Colours

When the children arrived they noticed that the carpet was very spotty.  Miss Singh told them it was because each colour is a season. The children have enjoyed sitting on the spots, playing with them and counting them. 

The children have also noticed a big difference in the garden with lots of leaves on the ground. We enjoyed looking at all the different colours of the leaves, drawing and playing with them.

The children have in settled well and enjoyed exploring and playing with the new resources in Nursery. 

Welcome Back to Nursery!

We were very excited to welcome back all the children to Nursery this week and it has been lovely to see them all working and playing together.


Baking Tarts

This week we learnt the nursery rhyme The Queen of Hearts. Just like The Queen of Hearts we baked some tarts in. The children really enjoyed weighing, mixing and rolling the ingredients to make the tarts. They were delicious!

Making Music


This week we really enjoyed playing different instruments in time to the story We're Going on a Bear Hunt. The children were split into groups and each had a part to play during the story. We had lots of fun making and listening to the different sounds.

Getting Creative!

This week is has been great to see that all the children have settled into nursery and are exploring all the different activities that are available. We have continued our nursery rhyme topic and have enjoyed learning Hey Diddle Diddle and Baa Baa Black Sheep. We had lots of fun acting out the nursery rhymes!

Our Autumn Term Topic is...

Nursery Rhymes


We came into nursery this week to find a huge spider web across the carpet that had been left by a rather furry, 8 legged friend.  It was ok, he was a very friendly spider!


Please take a look at our gallery of learning below!