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Year 3 and 4 Residential next week to Beaumanor ( 8/5/18 )


   Welcome to Nursery! 


In Nursery our learning is play based. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is split into seven areas.

Communication and Language

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design


We cover all of these areas through a variety of different play based activities.





Our topic this half term is 'Dazzling Dinosaurs!' 


We will be answering a different question each week.





Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

 Week 6





Do you think that there are any dinosaurs alive today?

What did the world look like when dinosaurs were alive?

What did dinosaurs eat?

What noises did dinosaurs make?

Which dinosaur was the biggest?

What is a fossil?



Click the 'Dazzling Dinosaurs' icon at the bottom of the page to see what we have been learning.







Along side our topic we also cover Maths, Phonics and P.E.

Phonics and Maths activities are carried out in small groups with an adult and usually last around 15 minutes. 

This term we are going to have phonics groups on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Maths groups on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. 


In Phonics this half term we will be covering aspects of Letters and Sounds Phase 1. Phase 1 phonics is all about developing listening skills. This is a vital skill that enables children to learn to read and write.

To encourage listening, this term we will be focusing on different aspects of Phase 1 including:

Environmental sounds, Body percussion, Rhythm and Rhyme, Alliteration, Voice sounds and oral blending and segmenting.  



In Maths this half term we will be covering:

Counting - counting up to 5 objects and matching them to numerals.

Number recognition.

​Shape - using the correct names for shapes and talking about what they look like.


In nursery we swim every other Thursday and bake every Friday.

Miss Housley takes nursery for Forest Schools every Thursday.



Star of the week!



 We chose Emily for our Star because she has really impressed Mrs Joesbury in phonics this week. She listened really well when we were clapping out the sounds in words and she tried really hard to clap her name. she has also impressed us because she has been trying really hard to write her name. Well done Emily!




Each week a child from our class will be chosen to take Archie home for the weekend! 

if we are...

Ambitious- Tricky is good

Respectful-We look after everyone and everything

Confident - We like to try new things

Honest - We always tell the truth

Independent - We try things on our own

Equal - We treat everyone the same

Our Archie person this week is...



We chose Joshua for our Archie person this week. He has been playing nicely and has been much better at listening to the grown ups in nursery. Well done Joshua!

Click the icon below to see our 'Magic Moments' 

Look at what we have

been doing!

Home Learning

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