Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”





Saplings - Nursery

Welcome to the Saplings class page.  

This class page will be updated throughout the school year with pictures, news, curriculum information and external links to useful documents and activities.  

We hope it gives you an insight into life in our Nursery class! 




 The gallery will updated throughout the year.


In addition to the weekly spelling and times tables practise teachers will be sending home this year, we have introduced a more creative and fun approach to home learning. Based on the topics your child will be exploring in class, we have included activities from across the curriculum subjects.

During the half term, we expect each child to earn a minimum of 60 points from their homework options. Obviously, if they’d like to complete more, we’d love to see this too! Those pupils who complete individual tasks will be invited to share their creations and research to the class on a Friday afternoon.

Autumn Term 2 Season of Plenty, Head to Toe, Day and Night Light and Dark, Christmas

50 points

Make a junk model person

Make a model of a person using junk material (eg cereal boxes, yoghurt pots etc) and name the parts of the body.

30 points

Christmas baking

Make some biscuits or cakes for Christmas. Bring in a photograph to show your friends what you made.

20 points

Dark Walk

Go for a walk in the dark with your family and see what you can find that gives light to help us see in the dark. Ask your parents to make a list.

20 points

Make a decoration

Make a Christmas decoration to hang on your Christmas tree

20 points

Wrapping presents

Wrap a parcel for Christmas and write a gift tag.

20 points

Learn a new physical skill

Learn to do something that you could not do before (eg hopping on one leg, skipping, hitting a ball with a bat) and show your friends your new skill

10 points

Who has the biggest hands?

Draw round all the hands of the people who live in your house and put them in order from smallest to biggest. Who has the biggest hands in your house?

10 points

My Favourite Christmas Story Book

Bring your favourite Christmas story into school so you can share it with your friends.

10 points

How light is your house?

See how many things you can find in your house that give you light on a dark night. Ask your parents to make a list.

10 points

Collage picture

Collect some leaves and make a collage leaf picture. Can you name all the colours on the leaves?


Autumn Term 1 I am Amazing, My Family and Friends

50 points

My Home

Make a model of your house out of construction toys (e.g. Lego) or junk material and bring it into school

30 points

A Family Walk

Go for a walk with your family. Collect three things you see and bring them into school to show us.

20 points

My Name

Write or trace over your name.

20 points

My Family

Take a photograph of your family, bring it into school and tell us about your family.

20 points

Strips of paper

Cut along lines drawn on paper to make lots of strips of paper.

20 points

When I was a Baby

Bring in a photograph of you when you were a baby. What was your favourite toy?

10 points

This is Me

Draw a picture of yourself. Can you use the right colour for your hair and eyes?

10 points

My Favourite Book

Bring your favourite book into school so you can share it with your friends

10 points

Make snips in paper

Can you use scissors to make snips along the edge of a piece of paper?

10 points

How big is your hand and foot?

Draw around your hand and foot.

Which one is the biggest?

Saplings Class News

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on in our class.  Whole school news can be found by clicking on the below links.

School News   Diary Listing  Thorney Times   Notices

Saplings Class Letters

Below you will find letters that have been distributed to our class. All downloadable material will be offered in PDF format for easy reading and printing. However, if you do not have access to a printer and require an additional letter then please do not hesitate to request a copy at the main school office.Whole school letters can be found by clicking on the below links.

Thorney Times Whole School Letters Educational Visit Letters

Funshack visit information and consent form - 12th December 2017


Click on the curriculum icon below to view the curriculum topics for the current school year. 

The school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Nursery.  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth until the end of the Reception year.

It aims to develop each child to their full potential by offering a ‘principled, play based approach to learning and development’. Young children learn best through play and Early Years Practitioners will be able to provide your child with appropriate play and learning experiences for their stage of development and help them develop new skills. The activities that are provided for young children will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Reception year at the school. The EYFS curriculum enables practitioners to recognise your child’s strengths and areas where they need more support to develop new skills.

The areas of learning and development are broken into seven areas. Three areas are particularly important for igniting children’s enthusiasm for learning. These are the three prime areas of:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Leaving four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected and many activities will cover many of the areas. Each area is divided into stages of development and practitioners are able to identify resources and learning opportunities for individual children dependent on their developmental needs. 

For young children it is important that they are made to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. This is aided by having a key person within the class who gets to know you and your child well and builds a positive relationship with you as a family. At Thorney Close Primary School your key workers will be the class teacher, Miss Averill, and the class teaching assistant.

Useful Links and Documents

Below you will find links to useful documents, resources, online games and activities.

 Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage