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The Farnborough Grange Nursery Class Page


Welcome, and thank you for visiting.  Remember to check back each week for important information, upcoming events, updates on what we have been learning and fun activities to share at home.  If you would like to find out more about the content on this page,  please speak to a member of the nursery staff who will be happy to help.  If you need to view the content of this page in a different language, please use the Google Translate tab in the top-left corner of this page.  We hope that you enjoy sharing in the excitement of our magical nursery!  


The Nursery Teacher is:

Mrs Ross (Head of EYFS)


Our Keyworkers are:

Mrs Ross (Elephants)

Mrs Ross (Flamingo)

Mrs Toddhunter (Leopard)

Miss Wheeler (Meerkat)

Miss Tigrine (Giraffe)

Mrs Hatley (PPA cover)


Opening times:

Morning session- 8.50am-11.50am

Afternoon session- 12pm-3pm

Full day 8.50am-3pm


We accept both the 15 hour and 30 hour funding. 

At Farnborough Grange we are lucky to benefit from large environments both inside and outside for learning.


Highlight of the week!


Spring 1

Week 4: 24.1.22

This week we have continued our learning about transport and created our own train tracks using lolly sticks. We have been trying to strengthen our finger muscles for writing and learnt a lovely song during our Dough Disco session. In phonics this week we have been learning the sound 'a' and the children have been trying really hard to help Fred the frog blend his sounds together. 


Week 3: 17.1.22

This week, we began our next min topic related to transport and shared the story 'The Runaway Train" by Jess Stokcham. The children enjoyed reading the adventure the train took to different parts of the country and have also enjoyed creating their own trains during Discovery Time. In phonics this week we have been learning the sound 'm'. 


Week 2: 10.1.22

The children have continued to learn about Winter and have been exploring our garden to look for the signs. We found lots of frost on the leaves and enjoyed making different soups in the mud kitchen with ice and leaves. In maths, we have been exploring different 2D shapes such as triangles, circles, squares and rectangles. 


Week 1: 3.1.22

It was fantastic to welcome the children back after the Christmas holidays. We have also welcomed a few new friends to nursery who have begun to settle in well. Our mini topic is about Winter and the children have shared a story related to Winter and begun to talk about what they need to wear when it is cold. 


Autumn 2

Week 7: 13.12.21

In our last week in Nursery before the Christmas holidays the children enjoyed playing lots of Christmas games like pass the parcel and musical statues. We enjoyed learning how to take turns and celebrating when our friend won the game. The children also enjoyed playing outside in the garden and observing the change in the weather. 


Week 6: 6.12.21

This week in Nursery we continued learning about Christmas and the Jolly Postman. The children have enjoyed pretending to wrap presents, writing Christmas cards and learning Christmas songs. Due to the bad weather we were unable to visit the forest this week but instead we continued to have our dough disco session and acted out some action songs together. We have really been looking into how people feel and what different emotions look like on our faces. We worked together to talk about what makes us happy, upset, angry and frightened and what we can do to make ourselves happy. 


Week 5: 29.11.21

This week in Nursery we started our learning about Christmas and listened to the story of The Jolly Christmas Postman by Alan Allberg. We really liked to hear the journey that the postman went on and enjoyed exploring the different letters that he was delivering. In the nursery we have also been working hard to learn the different Christmas songs that the children are going to be performing next week. On Wednesday we joined in with the rest of the school with our crazy hair to raise money for the school. In the forest this week we talked about the signs of autumn such as conkers, yellow and orange leaves and went on a hunt to find some!


Week 4: 22.11.21

This week in Nursery we continued learning about how people celebrate birthdays. The children really enjoyed having pretend birthday parties in the role play area and during our carpet times we learnt how to play different party games such as musical statues. In the forest this week we learnt to play different outdoor games such as 'What's the Time Mr Wolf' and Hide and Seek. The children were fantastic at finding new hiding places! We also looked at the story Elmer by David McKee and discussed how Elmer felt in the story when he was different to everyone else. We then looked at how we are different to everyone else and that is okay. 


Week 3: 15.11.21

This week we started our mini topic 'Birthdays' and read the story Kipper's Birthday by Mick Inkpen. The children loved writing birthday cards for Kipper and creating balloons with patterns on them for him. We had party hats and started to learn how to play some party games. At the end of the week we all dressed up in mufti clothes to raise money for Children in Need. We worked together to put spots onto Pudsey's bandage and enjoyed making masks and collaging a giant Pudsey together. 


Week 2: 8.11.21

This week we continued to learn about fireworks. On our forest walk we each found a stick and with some help from our adults, we make a special firework stick! we also learnt about Remembrance, and worked together to make a wreath using our handprints. We have been looking at 2D shapes and trying to remember the names of a circle, triangle, square and rectangle.  


Week 1: 1.11.21

The children have settled well this week after their half term holiday and have been starting to look at their new Learning Enquiry Question- What do I celebrate? We have focused on fireworks and bonfire night this week and the children have really enjoyed using paint to create firework pictures and learning how to stay safe on bonfire night. The children have also developed their vocabulary linked to the size of objects and have been sorting objects into 'big', 'small' and 'medium' groups. 


In other exciting news, Mrs Toddhunter has joined our team as our new Leopard Group Keyworker. She is looking forward to getting to know her key group and exploring all of the fun learning activities we have in nursery. 



Autumn 1

Week 7: 22.10.21

In our final week in Nursery this half term, we continued learning about Autumn and revisited the forest. The children really enjoyed searching for as many different sized yellow and red leaves as they could find. We then used these leaves in teh water tray and with scissors to practice our cutting skills. In the Nursery we also enjoyed making marks on our chalk paint covered pumpkins and scooping leaves in the water tray. Please look at Tapestry and you will see the lovely things we have been learning. It would be fantastic to see what you have been learning at home too, for example, one family posted some pictures of the pumpkins they had been decorating at home. 


Week 6: 15.10.21

This week in Nursery we have been busy learning about the signs of Autumn. We went on an autumnal walk in our forest and used our sense of sight to see what Autumn looks like. We discussed how Autumn was different to Summer and Winter. The children enjoyed collecting different coloured leaves that we then used in our artwork. 


Week 5: 08.10.21

This week we have continued to learn about the five senses and focused on the sense of smell. The children have been using their noses to smell a variety of different smells and explain if they like the smell or not, and what they think the smell is from. The most popular smell so far is mint and the least favourite is coffee. We have also been exploring counting, and working really hard on counting one object as a time and then matching the amount to the number cards. 


Week 4: 01.10.21

We have started our mini topic about the five senses (listening, smelling, tasting, feeling and seeing). We have all learnt a song to help us remember the senses and which parts of the body we use. The children have enjoyed going on an animal hunt in our outside are to find the animals hiding, using their eyes for seeing. They have also explored a range of materials and we have supported them to develop their vocabularies to describe the materials e.g. rough, smooth.


Week 3: 24.09.21

This week the children have continued to learn about the story of Owl Babies. The children have enjoyed learning to sequence the story and joining in with repeated phrases. We have been looking at sorting by colour, shape and size in maths and working on wearing an apron when we want to play in the water tray or paint a picture.


Week 2: 17.09.21

This week we have been learning the story of Owl Babies by Mark Waddell. The children have enjoyed learning to retell this story and acting it out in our Owl Baby tuff spot. In maths, we have been looking at learning a variety of nursery rhymes such as 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive. Look out on your child's Tapestry and we will share snapshots of their learning with you.


Week 1: 10.09.21

We had a lovely time welcoming some children back and visiting our new families during our home visits. All children have enjoyed exploring our inside and outside areas and meeting Charlie the rabbit!

In Spring 1 our Learning Enquiry question is:


How can I move around?


Please see the curriculum web below to see all the different things that we will be learning. 

Together, we grow our love for learning.