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Welcome to Giant Panda Class 

A big welcome to the new Nursery class of 2020! 


We are so excited for you to start. Below is a PowerPoint presentation with some information for parents to help you come into school prepared for the year! There is also details regarding our topic of the half term and extra work you can do at home with your child. I hope you had a fun and safe summer holiday! 


Miss Robinson and the Nursery team.

 Welcome to the Nursery page for Thorpe Lea Primary School


Our topic for this half term is

'All About ME'


This half term at Nursery we will be getting to know our new friends! We will also be thinking about our bodies, our feelings, our families, and many other things all about ourselves!



The books we will be looking at this term are:

Week 1: INSET days 

Week 2: The Gruffalo

Week 3: Rainbow Fish

Week 4: Funny Bones

Week 5: From Head to Toe

Week 6: Where the Wild Things Are

Week 7: Avocado Baby

Week 8: Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs



As a Nursery we have introduced free access to baking, available whenever the children choose. This task supports a range of skills, ranging from weight and measuring skills, to practical fine motor skills. This also helps the children build their independence, as they are now able to follow the picture recipe themselves, and independently make the mixture. We hope you enjoy your children's creations!


Our role play area is a home corner at the moment, representing a familiar place to the children. This role play area will encourage the children to engage in imaginary role play, and use skills they see in their real lives in their play, for example feeding babies, cooking dinner, and even hoovering! Outside we have a road with road signs, supporting imaginative play using our bikes. We also have a building site, where the children are able to work together to build and construct houses, bridges and towers, all the time wearing builders hard hats and high vis jackets! Whilst these role plays will help us to develop the children's imagination, it will also let them develop a variety of other skills including, Literacy, Mathematics, curiosity and problem solving!


In the Nursery our focus is the child and the child's interests. We follow these interests and use them to support our teaching. This means that one day we might be working together to construct and decorate a house, and bug hunting with maps the next day! We believe that children learn best when they are completely engaged in the moment, which is why we choose to follow their interests and ideas and build them into teaching moments. We follow our topics by reading stories around them, which often sparks child initiated play and learning, however do not be surprised if we sometimes go off topic! Because of this, we also like to 'focus' on a few children per week. This does not mean we don't focus on any other children day to day, all it means is that we will send home a communication form to parents to get your input on your child's learning, and after the week is complete you will get an A3 sheet detailing different teaching and learning moments that happened to your child during that week. This is to involve you parents more in your child's learning, and give you the opportunity to comment and ask questions as we move through the year. We also ask that on these weeks, your child brings (or emails) in some family photos for them to show the class and talk about, taking over from show and tell. 


On this page you will find information about our daily routine, our half termly topic, special events and news.

Please check this page regularly to keep yourself updated!

Thank You for your continued support.

Miss Robinson 


Quote of the half term:




Additional Websites to Support Learning




Fine Motor



Phonics Play (Phase 1)

CBeebies Alphablocks 

Jolly Phonics Phase 2 song (youtube)


Read Write Inc will be streaming online lessons Monday - Friday on their Facebook Page and YouTube channel. these will only be available at the times below:


SET 1 SPEED SOUNDS: 9:30am and 12:30pm

SET 2 SPEED SOUNDS: 10am and 1pm

SET 3 SPEED SOUNDS: 10:30am and 1:30pm


Please show Nursery children the Set 1 sounds session.



Twinkl – Pencil guide sheets, cutting guide sheets, pencil maze


Topmarks (simple counting or ordering games)

CBeebies Number Blocks

Twinkl –  Number Recognition and Counting sheets

Super Movers – BBS

Youtube – Joe Wicks, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Go Noodle



9.05 – 9.30

9.30 – 10.30

10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:00


11:00- 11:15

11:15 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 1:15

1:15 – 1:35

1:35 – 2:20

2:20 – 2:35

2.35 – 3.10

Monday- Friday

Name writing



Encourage your child to write their own name, or trace their name, and draw a picture.


Please see the Read Write Inc youtube channel. Everyday at 9:30am they will live stream a phonics session. Nursery children should view the set 1 sounds session.

Fine Motor


There are a number of YouTube videos that the children would be able to follow, such as dough disco.


Drawing, colouring, tracing and playdough play are great fine motor activities


Snack and playing

Sharing Game


Any game where your child has to take turns.

Class activity.


There will be activities posted on our class page.

Play Time





There are a number of YouTube videos that the children would be able to follow such as Cosmic Kids Yoga, Joe Wicks kids 5 min HIIT work out etc.



Lunch Time

Story time


It would be lovely if you could share a story with your child.

Class activity


Again there are activities on the website as well as using twinkl. You can create a new user and use the password and code: UKTWINKLHELPS





This could be a lovely moment to share another story with your child.

Screen time/ playing