Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School

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Welcome to Learning Lions! 


Our teachers are Mrs Lee and Miss Shaw

Our teaching assistant is Miss Makings


Our PE days are Thursdays and Fridays, please send your child to school in their PE kit!


Our topic this term is ‘Marvellous Mansfield’



In English the children will be learning and performing a poem inspired by Julia Donaldson called ‘The Nut Tree’, we will then be going on a nature walk around school for inspiration to write our own class poems about nature. 

We will then move onto storytelling, using the text ‘The Naughty Bus’ – children will be creating their own version of this story through a cross curricular approach using digital imagery and writing a narrative to go alongside the photos they capture of their own ‘naughty’ vehicle.



In maths we will be focusing on: Multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction, place value within 100, money and time.

By the end of the multiplication and division unit, children will be able to:

  • Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher


By the end of the fractions unit, children will be able to:

  • Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity


By the end of the position and direction unit, children will be able to:

  • Describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns

By the end of the money and time units, children will be able to:

  • Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
  • Sequence events in chronological order using language (for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening)
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times


During the summer term we will be learning about animals and different groups of animals, exploring their features and what they eat.

By the end of this unit children will:

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)

The children will engage in a science enquiries to classify animals according to what they eat.

Seasonal Changes

The children will take part in investigations throughout the year regarding seasonal changes.

By the end of this year, children will:

  • Know some changes across the four seasons.
  • Know the weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
  • Compare and contrast information that has been collected about the weather regularly throughout the year.
  • Set up a test to see which materials keep things the driest, know if the test has been successful and say what has been learned
  • Explain to someone what has been learned from an investigation they have been involved with and draw conclusions from the questions asked
  • Use measures in a test to find something out


The children will be learning about the history of their local area including mining – exploring key events and how the area has changed.  We will be exploring the names of some famous people from Mansfield such as Rebecca Adlington.

By the end of this term, the children will be able to:

  • Know the name of a famous person or place, close to where they live

•   Know how the local area is different to the way it used to be a long time ago

•   Recall some facts about people/events important to their locality.