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Welcome to Foundation


At Abbey we know that children in the Foundation Stage learn through play. The children in our Nursery and Reception Classes are provided with an exciting range of opportunities to explore, investigate and learn each and every day.


The above documents are the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum that we are following in Nursery and Reception. 

We use this to plan our learning and assess the children. 

All children are expected to reach the Early Learning Goal by the end of their Reception year. 



Here in Owl Nursery we follow a curiosity approach. 

We aim to ensure the children use their imagination and creativity through their play. 

We encourage kindness, friendship and lots of learning across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)

Remembrance day

The children held a silence and created some beautiful poppy art work as part of our Remembrance day learning. 


The children enjoyed creating Diva lamps as part of our Diwali learning. 

Children in need day

The children raised money for Children in Need by coming into Nursery in the pjs! 

We enjoyed making playdough spotty Pudsey bears. 



The children have been enjoying Christmas activities. This week we have decorated felt trees using loose parts, put up and decorated the tree, explored Christmas ornaments and painted pictures of the ponsetta. 

Winter topic

We enjoyed learning all about Winter. 

We read Winter stories such as 'The Snowman' and 'Kipper's Snowy day'.

We wrapped up warm and went on a Winter walk on the field.

We made ice, explored it and watched how it melted in the warm classroom. 

We all shared our snowy day photos from home  too smiley

Healthy food

We read Oliver's vegetables and talked about how vegetables are healthy for us. 

The children then explored lots of different vegetables using all of their senses. 

We even made some yummy vegetable soup! smiley

Spring and New Life topic

We have loved our Spring topic. 

We planted some pretty flowers in our garden, sprinkled cress seeds and created a bug hotel.

The children completed some beautiful observational paintings of daffodils. 

We even had some caterpillars which we are watching closely as they transform into butterflies smiley

We enjoyed our living eggs experience!

We watched the eggs hatch and then took care of our chicks! We cleaned them out and gave them water and food every day. 

Our seaside topic

The children enjoyed playing with the under the sea small world and creating pictures with the under the sea loose parts smiley


Autumn 1 Medium Term plan

Online links across all areas of the Foundation Curriculum to support learning at home

Supporting your child's reading and writing development

Games and videos to support your child's learning