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Welcome to Giant Panda Class 

 Welcome to the Nursery page for Thorpe Lea Primary School


Our topic for this half term is

'Traditional Tales'


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: Little Red Riding Hood 

Week 2: Jack and the Beanstalk

Week 3: The Three Little Pigs

Week 4: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Week 5: Little Red Hen

Week 6: The Gingerbread Man

Week 7: Stickman/ The Jolly Postman


This term we will be introducing woodwork! 


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