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Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Nursery


Nursery is an exciting year to be a part of, it is also known as England, as part of the United Kingdom with the Reception classes! Like every Year Group at Clockhouse, we have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make the learning in Nursery exciting and memorable. Our teachers are Mrs Olivier, our Nursery teacher and leader of the Lion group, Mrs Newman, leader of the Panda group, Mrs Hickson, leader of the Hippo group, and Mrs Weimer, leader of the Elephant group.


Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our topics we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our English and Maths skills. During Nursery we will be learning through the exciting themes of our ourselves, celebrations, wild animals, space, minibeasts and once upon a time! At the start of each new topic we have an entry point activity which helps us to get involved in the new theme and motivated to learn. At the end of each topic we have an Exit Point where we celebrate our learning throughout the topic. We often invite our parents in as this gives us the opportunity to share our learning in a fun and meaningful way.


During the Autumn term, we learn about ‘Ourselves’ and ‘Celebrations’. As part of our topics we will be learning about our community, our likes and dislikes, our hobbies and interests and our families. During celebrations we will be learning about the many festivals that happen at this time of year, and how they are celebrated by a range of different cultures and ethnicities.


During the Spring term we will be learning about ‘Wild animals,’ where we will learn about a vast range of animals and the places that the live, how they survive and other amazing facts about them. They may even come to visit us! We will also learn about ‘space’ during the spring term where we will learn about the solar system, the names of the planets and how they are all different, and why Earth is so special.


During the Summer term we will learn about ‘minibeasts,’ where they can be found, how they are all different and the jobs that they do! We will also cover the topic ‘once upon a time,’ where we will explore different fairy stories and the moral of the stories.


During the year we will have lots of other exciting events… keep checking the website and letters home for further information.


All this sensational learning means that we enjoy our time in Nursery and are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead of us in Reception!


Please click on the link below to find out more information about what we will be learning this year: