Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School

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Welcome to Nursery!

Hello and welcome to Nursery! We have lots of exciting things planned for Foundation 1. Keep checking here for updates.

Dazzling Dolphins Teacher is Mrs Dunn

Super Squirrels: Mrs Stafford (AM)

Wonderful Hedgehogs: Mrs Wilkins (PM)

Key Information:

Choosing books will be changed each Friday.

Please come to nursery dressed in ‘sporty clothes’ on Funfit Friday.



This term our topics are ‘Ticket to Ride’ and ‘Come Outside’.

In our nursery we learn through play, both indoors and outside in our amazing nursery garden.

Each day we participate in Plan Do Review. In the plan-do review process, children make plans, carry them out, and reflect on what they have done. In doing so, children learn to take initiative, solve problems, self-regulate, and accomplish their goals - their play becomes more purposeful and focused.


Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.

Communication and Language

We will be speaking and listening to others' ideas and sharing our own ideas with our friends and our families.

We will also be telling our own stories and acting them out.

Every day we enjoy Nursery Rhymes, with lots of fun actions. These are brilliant at helping children to look and listen, developing their speech and language, and preparing them for reading.

This year we will be taking part in the Book Trust Rhyme Challenge.

Physical Development

During our daily ‘Funky Fingers’ session we will be practicing a variety of skills, for example threading and cutting, to develop our fine motor skills. We will also take part in ‘Fun Fit Friday’ to develop our gross motor skills, including balancing, coordination and throwing and catching.

When we ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’, we will begin to mark-make letters on large pieces of paper as we listen to music. We will continue to practise copying the letters in our names and make purposeful marks in our Floor Book.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Over the year we will learning how to co-operate, take turn turns, develop confidence, resilience and independence, show concern for feelings of others and follow rules through ‘in the moment’ discussions, planned adult led activities and child initiated activities.


We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will practise joining in with the repeated refrains in the books.

We also listen to stories linked to our Topic.


Maths is part of our daily routine in nursery. We use every opportunity to count and look for familiar numbers. We will be counting, recognising, forming and beginning to order numbers.

Each day we count the number of children on our group and find the number on the number line. We also have interactive counting songs to join in with too!

We have a number of the week so that the children gain a good understanding and knowledge of each number.

We love to watch the Numberblocks, and the characters help us to understand about each number.

Understanding the World

Indoor and outdoor experiences will provided through a variety of teacher led and child initiated activities, with opportunities for children to explore and extend their learning.

Next steps will be established as will the children’s interests so that our learning is engaging and fun!

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be using a variety of techniques and equipment to make different models and pictures.

We will be learning about colours and begin to explore the effects of mixing colours together.

We will also be dancing and making music, creating our own stories and acting them out with our friends.