Welcome to Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School Foundation Stage.

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Our Foundation Stage begins when children reach the age of three (FS1) and continues through to Reception (FS2). We have a 26 place nursery offering 5 morning sessions, 5 afternoon sessions or full days. Additional sessions may be purchased to suit your family needs.

Doors open at 8.40.
Morning session 8.40-11.40
Afternoon session 12.40-3.40

We provide a safe, secure and caring environment for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow. We offer stimulating indoor and outdoor learning opportunities which encourage children to: make choices, practice and build up ideas, concepts and skills, take risks and make mistakes, think creatively and imaginatively, learn to share and cooperate with others and become increasingly independent in their work and play. All children have the opportunity to develop in all 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through activities that are planned around the individual needs and interests of the child. As children grow we encourage them to become independent learners and activities are offered that may become a little more challenging. However, the emphasis is always on learning through play and having fun!

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OUR WORLD CUP GARDEN

Nursery and Reception children have been very busy creating a colourful garden in the EYFS outdoor area. They have worked alongside Mrs Flannery to plant a variety of different coloured flowers, representing lots of countrie’s flags! The children have also enjoyed making flags and being part of the World Cup Watering Team, taking turns to water and care for the plants. Thank you very much to Mrs Flannery for planning and co-ordinating the garden activities along with Miss Campbell! 

Well done to all of the Nursery and Reception children who have created our beautiful garden together!

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Finding the way

The Nursery children have been finding out about maps.

We listened to a story about two dinosaurs finding their way to their friend’s house by using a map. ( During our discussion someone said, ” My dad uses a Satnav!”)

We looked at different maps and made our own large map using marks and symbols to show roads, castles, forests, railway tracks and dinosaurs!

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Happy Father’s day

It is a special day for dads this Sunday, so the Nursery children have been thinking about their dads. At carpet time the children came out to the front to hold ‘Listening Bear’ and tell everyone about why they love their daddies.  Devon said, ” I love my daddy because he gives me cuddles in the night because I don’t like sleeping on my own. We like jumping in muddy puddles.” Pippa said, ” I love my daddy because he watches Toy Story 3 and Rapunzel with me.” Tommy said, ” I love my daddy because he makes me pasta bolognese.” Elijah said, ” I love my daddy because he gives me big bear hugs at night time.”  Matilda said, “I love my daddy because he watches me on the trampoline and he’s very good at making pancakes!”

Marcus said, ” I love my daddy because he plays games with me, like cars and hide and seek. Daddy counts to 5.” Sofia said, “I love my daddy because he colours with me and goes for a walk with me.” Scarlett said, ” I love my daddy because he throws me in the air and takes me to the park to ride my bike and pushes me on the swing.”

We have been listening to stories about fathers, drawing pictures of our dads and we have been making special cards in the creative area.

Happy Father’s Day to dads and Grandads everywhere!

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 THE ROYAL WEDDING STREET PARTY         

Nursery and Reception children have been learning about the forthcoming Royal Wedding. They have looked at power points to find out more information, listened to stories all about weddings and created cards for one another. The children’s learning culminated in a dazzling Royal Wedding Street Party banquet! The weather was beautiful and everybody had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

Thank you so much to all of our parents and carers who have supported our banquet and provided us with a wonderful selection of foods!

Thank you also to our EYFS and school team members who helped to put this memorable event together!

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Zoolab Visit

Nursery and Reception have been learning about different animals and their habitats. This week the focus is on tropical rain forests.

‘Zoolab’ brought in a selection  of rain forest animals for us to meet, stoke, touch and learn about. We met a giant snail, a snake, a tarantula, a millipede, a tree frog. a cockroach and stick insects. The children listened well, asked really good questions and found out lots of interesting information about rain forest animals.

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 Old MacDonald had a Farm

This week in Nursery we have been learning about farm animals by listening to stories, information books, videos on the Smart board, doing farm themed jigsaws and singing songs such as Old MacDonald had a Farm, 5 Little ducks and Cows in the Kitchen. We have found out how we get milk from cows and have even been practicing our milking skills!

We must say a HUGE ‘thank you’ to the Thompson family for donating our fabulous new small world farm. We have really enjoyed playing with it

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