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Buds and Blossoms is our F1 (Nursery) class. In Buds and blossoms, children learn through play, song, rhythm and rhyme as well as short formal lessons in English, Maths and Phonics. Our children are given the opportunity to develop the key skills needed to progress through their academic career as well as build their self-esteem and confidence to be curious and aware individuals.

Our Topic this term is...



Throughout Spring 1 we will be looking at the world in which we live and the seasons, with a focus on Winter. We will be looking at nature around our local environment. We will be exploring the outside areas within school, as well as (weather permitting) walking to Bulwell Woods to explore how winter changes our environment. During our winter theme we will be creating natural art, exploring natural materials in different ways and learning how to look after ourselves in colder weather. Please explore our Spring term topic web for more information on what we will be learning in Buds and Blossoms this term.



This term, we will be focussing on the story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. We will tell the story with actions and encourage the children to retell the story independently. Please ask your child to show you! We will also be practising our mark making skills by writing shopping lists and invitations to a tigers tea party. You can support your child by encouraging them to write shopping lists with you at home.



This term, we will learning to recognise, use and make numbers to 5 in different ways to ensure we know the story of each number in its entirety. We are also learning the days of the week through our morning activities. You can help your child develop by asking them what day it is and to identify numbers as you see them out and about.



Children have reading books. In order to foster a love of reading and to help your child develop further academically, please enjoy their book with them for a few minutes each day. You can help to encourage their understanding of what they have read by exploring the accompanying images with them and questioning your child about the text (there are some suggested questions below). Please leave us a short message in your child's reading diary so we know they have read at home.

Similarly to the rest of school, we also have a homework menu for children to complete. Children will be asked to complete at least one of the homework activities on the menu during the half term. The menu has a variety of activities for children to try either independently or with an adult. You can find a copy of this terms homework through the link below.


Thank you for continued support with your child's learning

​​​​​​Reading questions

  • Can you tell me about...?
  • What did the character do here?
  • Why do you think they did that?
  • How do you think that made them feel?
  • What might happen if...?
  • Can you describe the...?
  • What do you think they should have done?
  • What tells you that...?
  • How you you know its day/night time?
  • What do you think will happen if...?
  • What else could they try?
  • Have you read a book like this before? What was it? Did you like it? Why?
  • Did you like this book?
  • What was your favourite...?