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The Foundation Unit - Seahorses and starfish

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  • FOundation Stage sports day

    Published 24/07/20, by Julie Gerrard

    Miss Robinson organised an exciting afternoon of fun. We had our very own sports day!

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  • Message from Miss Simpson

    Published 23/07/20, by Carly Simpson
    Hey there Starfish! Or as you will now be known...Bluebells! I hope those of you in school tomorrow have a great last day and that all of you enjoy your summer holidays. Here's a quick message from me. See you all soon xxx   &
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  • Enjoying our last week together

    Published 19/07/20, by Sara Lindley

    So all of us grown ups in the Foundation Unit have decided that this week we are going devote our last week with the children to just spending time together. 

    We have looked at one of our favourite websites uk and we are going to choose a few of their 50 Things to do this Summer.

    That means there will be lots left for you to have a go at during the summer hols too!

    We hope you have as much fun as we will this week.

    Some of you will be staying in the unit and becoming the 'Meadow class' and others taking the big leap into Year One and turning into the 'Bluebell class'. We just wanted to let you know that we have really valued your support during such a tricky year. It has been an absolute pleasure teaching every single one of your children.

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  • Starfish turn into BlueBells!

    Published 15/07/20, by Sara Lindley


    So the F2 children having been talking about their move into Key Stage 1 . They will be joining Miss Simpson in the 'Bluebell' class. Supporting Miss Simpson will be Mrs Lees and Miss Sturman. We thought you would like a little bit of information and put a face to the names.

    Miss Simpson

    Hello my lovely new children! I will be your Year 1 teacher in September. I cannot wait to get to know you all and for you to get to know me too. Let me tell you a little about myself. 

    I live in a village not too far from Keyworth, where I love to go for walks around the park. However, I am originally from a city in the north of England called Newcastle Upon Tyne. You may notice my accent is a little different to yours! I have a pet tortoise called Bernard. He is a fourteen year old, Horsfield tortoise and loves eating tomatoes. When I'm not looking after Bernard, I enjoy art, reading, travelling and being outdoors in nature.

    I am really looking forward to teaching you and have lots of lovely activities planned for us in September.




    Mrs Lees

    Well hello Year 1 my name is Mrs Lees and I will be working  in your class next Term.

    I have been working with year 3 and now coming to work with you. I'm so excited!


    The things I like to do are, going on long walks, hiking up mountains, sewing and Art which will help us in the classroom.  I have worked in Year 1 before and I know we will have lots of lovely things to do. 


    Have a lovely summer and I look forward to seeing and hearing about what you've been doing.

    Can't wait to see you all.

    Take care 

    Mrs Lees


    Miss Sturman

    Hello everybody! My name is Miss Sturman and I am going to be working alongside Miss Simpson and Mrs Lees in your Year 1 class in September. 

    I am really excited for us to begin our learning journey together and I can’t wait to meet you all, but first let me tell you a little bit about myself. 

    I was born in a small part of England called Suffolk and I lived near the beach. My parents still live there and I love going to visit them and spend some time by the seaside. I have been living in Nottingham for two years and I really enjoy exploring the city and the countryside!

    My favourite hobby is dancing and I like learning ballet, tap and musical theatre routines. I hope to share some of my love of dancing with you in September. My favourite animal is a cat and in July, I adopted a kitten called Jasper. He is very playful, loves to have his belly tickled and always pounces on my toes!

    I love to read and my favourite books are The Witches by Roald Dahl and anything from the Harry Potter series! I am excited to read your favourite books with you in Year 1.

    I am really looking forwards to meeting you and learning about all of your favourite things.

    See you soon!

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  • The Night Dragon

    Published 06/07/20, by Wendy Boon

    After reading the story of The Night Dragon the children wanted to make thier own dragon.

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  • Investigating Castles - The next two weeks all on one blog!

    Published 05/07/20, by Sara Lindley

    A change in direction for the next couple of weeks. Lots and lots of activities that we will be doing over a two week period so don't think you have to do all of these in the next few days!!! Lots of resource sheets for you to print off if you are learning at home .




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  • EYFS Wellbeing Project!

    Published 04/07/20, by Gemma King
    Looking after our wellbeing is so important, now more than ever. Why not try some of these activities with your family at home? Don't forget to let us know how you get on.
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  • In a Castle

    Published 02/07/20, by Sara Lindley

    We are going to start investigating 'Castles ' next week.

    Take a look at our learning mat to see what we have planned.

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  • One way to learn 'igh' - I fly high!

    Published 29/06/20, by Sara Lindley

    At school today we read the story of the Night Dragon and talked about the sound 'igh'. Three letters that go together to make the sound igh.

    We worked out lots of new words using the igh sound and then made our own kites to go and fly high!.

    This was a FAB way to reinforce their learning ! Every time we ran with our kites we shouted 'igh' fly high!

    We had such a great time in the blustery wind and hopefully they won't forget this sound in a hurry.

    Take a look at this phonics lesson!



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  • Night Dragon activities.

    Published 27/06/20, by Sara Lindley

    Our Monday Morning is the tale of the Night Dragons. One dragon was a little different from the rest.

    Listen to what happens..... It proves that it is okay to be different and have your own set of skills.



    The dragons in this tale are all sorts of colours but the most beautiful one is all colours under the sun.

    We will be talking about how just three colours mixed together can make a rainbow of colours.

    Below is another favourite story of ours that inspires the children to get colour mixing. 






    Watch this video for some tips about drawing your dragon ready to mix your own colours and make it magical!



    Our dragons 'fly high' this week and we will be using this story to help us learn our set 2 sound 'igh- I fly high'. We will be making kites that have 'igh words on their tails, going on a dragon 'igh' word hunt and writing 'igh' word onto dragon scales. 

    For children developing an awareness of their set 1 sounds we will be reading 'Rapunzel' who was stuck in the 't t tower!' to reinforce this sound we will be building lots of 't t towers' and looking for objects around the room that start with a 't'. We will be looking at some of other traditional tales that we weren't as familiar with last week. Pinochio and Hansel and Gretel.

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  • The Night Dragon Learning Mat for next week

    Published 26/06/20, by Sara Lindley

    This will be the last week concentrating on dragons. Then we will move onto looking at castles, Knights, Kings Queens Princes and Princesses!

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  • VIP Thank You

    Published 25/06/20, by Sara Lindley

    We wanted to say a big thank you to all of the children and parents for being so amazing over the the last couple of months, but someone else wanted to say thank you too.




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