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


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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Thank you Santa!

The Nursery children were visited by Santa at our Christmas party and on Christmas Eve because they have been good boys and girls! In circle time this week we have been telling everyone about our favourite present from Santa. We found out that Santa delivered a whale that shoots water, a robot, a cuddly puppy, a blue bike, a racing track, Peppa Pig, a fairy garden, a teddy bear and “everything!” Afterwards, we made a thank you letter to send to Santa by cutting out pictures of our presents from a catalogue or drawing pictures of them and writing our names and lots of kisses! During ‘Show and Tell’ we showed our favourite presents and talked about why we loved them so much. We decided that it is  important to say ‘THANK YOU SANTA!’

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

 The Nursery children took part in our Christmas Nativity and Festive Sing- along this week.

The children performed brilliantly and sang beautifully.

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our little stars!

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Festive Fun at Chatsworth Farmyard

This week the Nursery and Reception classes enjoyed our traditional, festive visit to Chatsworth Farmyard.

We enjoyed getting glittery, sticky and creative in the Christmas crafts room, seeing the farm animals, riding tractors, playing in the adventure playground and, of course, being part of the wonderful Nativity play in the big barn. A fantastic, fun time was had by all!

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Happy Christening Day!

The children in Nursery have been learning about Christenings and baptism for two weeks. This week we have taken part in the pretend Christening of ‘baby’ Poppy. A corner of nursery transformed into St. Peter’s Church and Mrs Terrell pretended to be the vicar! It was a lovely Christening and celebration afterwards. The children even helped to make the Christening cake. We must say a HUGE thank you to Wendy Oldfield for all her help on the BIG day. Congratulations to Poppy’s proud parents , Rafe and Sophie! We all enjoyed the special, happy occasion!

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Remember, remember the 5th of November

The Nursery children returned after the half term holiday excited and eager to talk about their Bonfire Night experiences. Pippa said, ” I saw fireworks and there was banging. I had a lollipop and a sausage!” Winter said, ” We had a bonfire in our garden and we had sparklers.”  Matilda said, ” I felt happy because I saw the fireworks. I went to two bonfires with mummy, daddy and Violet, but the dogs weren’t there. I’ve got two dogs!” Elijah said, “My daddy’s fireworks went whoosh into the sky!”

We found out about why we celebrate Bonfire Night by using  books and our Smartboard. We made fabulous, glittery firework pictures in our creative area and learned a great Bonfire Night song to sing around a pretend bonfire. It has been a busy, sparkly start to this half term.

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Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

The Nursery children have been learning about the season of Autumn.

We observed the changing colours of the leaves on the tree in our outdoor play area and noticed the leaves falling off the tree. The tree inspired us to use Autumn leaves to print with and create our own Autumn display.

We learned a song about Autumn leaves falling down and went for a walk around our school to collect leaves to use in our collages and to put on our investigation table. We used magnifying glasses to look carefully at conkers, acorns and the amazing colours on different types of leaves.  We also used conkers and acorns in our maths work by counting and sorting them.

We enjoyed finding out about the changes we can see during this beautiful, spectacular season!


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