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F1 (Nursery) - Busy Bees - Miss Duquemin

Welcome to Nursery 

Nursery is a very exciting time for young children. They are learning some of the most important lessons in life; to explore, take on challenges and socialise with other children. They are beginning to develop independence and consideration for others. For some children it is the first time they have ever been away from their grown-ups.

Attendance Challenge

Displayed in your child's classroom will be an attendance chart to which a weekly stamp will be awarded for 100% attendance.  At the end of each half term the children who have achieved 100% attendance will get a special prize! 

This weeks attendance is:

AM- 94.6%

PM- 100%

Well Done Afternoon Nursery you are the winners this week!

This Terms Topic is...Nursery Rhymes!

please see the notice board for further information.


Dates for Diary

Teddy Bear's Picnic - Thursday 20th September

All you need is your teddy bear!

We will be launching our new topic Nursery Rhymes with our Teddy Bear's Picnic.

The children will be taking part in lots of fun activities including making their own sandwiches!

Parent Evening - coming soon


Nursery Times

AM 8:45am-11:45am

PM 12:15pm-3:15pm

Please remember that Nursery starts promptly at 8.45am and 12.15pm. You need to make sure you pick your children up on time at 11.45am and 3.15pm. For your child to make the best progress and feel happy it is very important that your child arrives at school on time every day.

If you wish your child to attend our Nursery starting September 2018 please contact the school as we still have a couple places available in the afternoon .

Collecting your child

Your child must be brought and collected each day by an adult. If you (parent or guardian) are unable to collect your child, you need to inform the Nursery to let them know who is collecting them. In addition to this can you please ensure that your child's contact list is up to date, to ensure a smooth release at home time.

Nursery Absences

It is important that your child attends Nursery everyday as it provides a routine and develops your child’s learning. If your child is unwell please contact the school office before 9:30am on the 1st day of the illness.


Our school uniform colours are navy blue jumpers/cardigans and grey trousers/skirts. Please remember to try and dress your child in clothing which is manageable for them to fasten. Children should bring a coat everyday as we will be outside enjoying the different seasons.


In F1 sharing stories is a very important part of our sessions. We do try and encourage this to continue at home, as we know that children enjoy sharing their experiences at school with their families. Your child does need to bring a book bag to school each day as the books will be changed daily. At King Edward Nursery children take part in a high-quality communication, language and listening development programme designed to promote every child’s learning through a play-based approach.

Super Star Reader

If your child reads 3 or more times a week and it is recorded in their reading diary they will earn a special stamp each week.



We use a phonic teaching programme called Letters and Sounds to support your child’s learning. Phase One of Letters and Sound is aimed at Nursery children. It concentrates on developing speaking and listening skills and lays the foundation for phonics work within Reception.

You can support your children in learning the Phase 2 sounds, please ensure you are saying the sounds correctly to aid children with their ability to blend the lettters to make words.


Early Numbers

In Nursery we will focus on Nursery Rhymes and counting in different ways.

We enjoy the counting to 100 song to help us keep fit and active whilst we learn.

Dough Disco

Dough Disco helps your child develop their fine motor skills enabling them to: draw, paint, write and fasten those tricky buttons.

Sqiggle While You Wiggle

Sqiggle While You Wiggle helps to develop you child's gross motor skills enabling them to: develop their co-odinating skills, balance and ride a bike.

Home Learning

Home learning will consist of a range of activitiese that you and your child can complete together.

Challenge: Can you complete them all?

Class Mascots

Busy Bee AM

Dancing Duck PM

Busy Bee and Dancing Duck are our class mascots, if your child is chosen to take home the mascot please support your children in recording what they and Dancing Duck/Busy Bee have been doing. You can also include illustrations or photographs.




Class News

Dates for the diary
9 October 2017

Over the next few weeks we have some very exciting days planned in F1 and F2. During some of these days the children will be joining together during Plan, Do, Review to take part in arts and craft activities.

Friday 13th October - F1 and F2 are having our Imagination Library Day based on our book ‘Meet the Dinosaurs’.

Tuesday 24th October - F1 are having a teddy bears picnic. 

Friday 27th October -F1 and F2 are having a Creative Day.


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Phonics meeting for Parents/Carers
19 March 2017

We would like to invite you to a Phonics meeting during next weeks ‘Family Story’ session. I will be discussing Phonics within Nursery. It is a chance for myself to quickly explain what stage of Phonics the children are working at, but also a chance to show/demonstrate some of the activities that your child will be taking part in during these sessions. These short meetings will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 11:30am during ‘Family Story’ time for the morning group, then again at 12:15pm for the afternoon session.

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Spring 2 Newsletter
19 March 2017

Please click on the links below to see what great activites we have planned for this half term! There is a lot happening, we are exploring under the sea and down in our gardens, we are very excited! Also watch this space for this terms activity day, our 'Ugly Bug Ball!' Any queries please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs Parmley. Thank you.

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Autumn 2 New Letter
24 November 2016

Please click on the links below to see what great activites we have in store for your child this half term! I have also added important dates for your diaries. Christmas is coming and there is a lot happening, we are very excited! Any queries please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs Parmley. Thank you.

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New Topic 'Let's Celebrate!'
26 October 2016

This half term our topic is ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ and we will be doing lots of exciting things. We will be looking at how we celebrate bonfire night, and also learning how to keep safe during this fun time. Our story focus at the start of the half term will be 'Spot's Birthday.' Here we will be focusing on how and why we celebrate our birthday? This will then lead us nicely into our Christmas story, we will be getting very busy learning about the birth of Jesus and all the special things that happen at Christmas.

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Teddy Bears Picnic
26 October 2016

The children really enjoyed this day! They had the opportunity to make a Teddy Bear jam sandwich for the picnic, and a Twinkle Little Star Biscuit to take home. They also created a Bear Paw Print using shape sponges, colour and tracing of bear pictures, counting the number of bears found in the water and sand area, plus many more activities. It was a fantastic day for everyone involved! 


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