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! 




We're going on a bear hunt - Saplings Nursery - June 18

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Created: 24 Jun 18 22:33 | Last modified: 24 Jun 18 22:34

Royal Wedding - Saplings Nursery - May 2018

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Created: 24 Jun 18 22:31 | Last modified: 24 Jun 18 22:32

Rainton Meadows - Saplings - March 18

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We went to visit Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve for a wildlife adventure. We saw and listened to different types of birds including swans and robins. We used our eyes when we went on a mini-beast hunt. We found out about frogspawn, tadpoles, froglets and frogs at the pond. We even saw some mole hills.

Created: 2 May 18 17:29 | Last modified: 2 May 18 17:39

Shape - Saplings Miss Averill - January 2018

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We enjoyed using the 2d shapes to make pictrues.

Created: 2 Feb 18 13:22 | Last modified: 2 Feb 18 13:23

Fun Shack - Saplings Miss Averill - December 2017

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We enjoyed a Christmas trip to the Fun Shack. As well as playing we also got to meet Santa and tell him what we would like for Christmas.

Created: 2 Feb 18 13:18 | Last modified: 2 Feb 18 13:20

Making Bread - Saplings Miss Averill - November 2017

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As part of our work on Autumn we have been learning about how the farmer gathers in the wheat. We made bread using flour and yeast. It was fun watching the dough double in size!

Created: 2 Feb 18 13:13 | Last modified: 2 Feb 18 13:15

Musical Insrtuments - Saplings Miss Averill - 2017

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We enjoy exploring the musical instruments, both inside and outside, and are finding out how we can play them at different volumes. We are also learning how we can use the same instrument to make different sounds. We love to sing as we play!

Created: 2 Feb 18 13:03 | Last modified: 2 Feb 18 13:06

Fireworks - Saplings Miss Averill - November 2017

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We looked at photographs of fireworks before making our own firework pictures. We added lots of glitter to make them sparkle!

Created: 2 Feb 18 13:00 | Last modified: 2 Feb 18 13:02

Autumn Walk - Saplings Miss Averill - 2017

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We went for an Autumn walk to look at the changing colours of the tree and to collect leaves.

Created: 2 Feb 18 12:55 | Last modified: 2 Feb 18 12:58

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

Spring Term 1 Homework
Autumn Term 2 Homework
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