Foundation Stage 1

It's a jungle out there!

Our topic for this half term is the Jungle. We have created our own exploring space in the classroom and enjoy looking in detail at bugs and animals. We have also made some of our own junk model animals and learnt a rhyme about 5 little monkeys.

Stay and Play - November.

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend this half term's stay and play session. We had a super time showing you the Nursery and focusing on listening skills. Here are some photos of us playing with the activities.

Anti-Bullying week.

We marked anti-bullying week by focusing on kindness. We talked about filling buckets and we are working really hard on using 'Kind Hands'; 'Kind Thoughts'; and 'Kind Words'. We watched the official video to discuss 'Respect'. Here is a link to the song - we loved it in Nursery!

As Autumn comes to an end we have made some season mindfulness bottles. We filled our bottles with Autumn colours, leaves and a bit of sparkle. We have enjoyed laying on our tummies whilst calming music plays and watching the objects in our bottles float about. We almost fell asleep! We hope to make another bottle for the next season. Here are some photos of us making and using the bottles and a link to the sounds we have been listening to.


We were so lucky at the beginning of November to be joined in the Nursery by Myra's mummy. She told us all about Diwali and how her family celebrate and showed us lots of photos and some special lamps which will light up their home.

Everyday Heroes in Nursery!

We had a lovely session dressing up for the morning. We came as a wide range of heroes: from nurses and doctors to police officers, teachers, vets, firefighters, builders and refuse collectors. We talked about people who help us throughout the morning and sang a song about everyday heroes.


We were lucky enough for Mrs Ashwood to come and talk to us about Nabikabala and all the work that has been going on in the school. We looked at photos of the school hall and some of the children. Mrs Ashwood gave us a special doll to remind us of Nabikabala.

Stay and Play

Thank you all for coming to our first Stay and Play session. We all had a lovely time showing you some of the activities we do in the Foundation Stage.

Watch this space for the next one!

We have been learning our Harvest song for the festival on Thursday 4th October. We are singing 'I'm a little seed' (to the tune of 'I'm a little teapot'). You might hear us humming it at home!

We have started our PE sessions with Mrs Mann - they are great fun!

We have also started our 'Funky Fingers' activities which we do every morning when we come in. These help build our fine motor skills.

We have been on an Autumn walk - looking and listening out for signs of Autumn. We found acorns, pine cones and 'helicopters'. We looked at all the different colours starting to appear on the trees. We listened carefully for birds but they stopped singing whenever we stopped talking!

We also had an impromptu 'conker hunt' when the strong winds blew lots of conkers from the tree by Nursery. We could see them through the gates but couldn't reach them, so a few of us went to explore!

Welcome to Nursery! What a busy time we have had in our few short weeks at St. Michael's! Here are some photos of our first few settling in weeks.

We are having a super time exploring the environment, making new friends and choosing what we would like to play with!