Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Autumn Term

Welcome to nursery!  We have really enjoyed meeting you all this week.  We had lots of fun in our outdoor and indoor area, making new friends and meeting all our new teachers.  Next week, we are looking forward to seeing you all again.  There are lots of fun activities waiting for you.

Making friends

Week beginning 13th September 2021  


This week the children have been settling into nursery. We have been exploring the nursery grounds lots, learning new routines and making new friends. We have started to create lovely pieces of art work and are reinforcing our understanding of colour.


Next week we are looking forward to a full week of whole class sessions to embed our new routines and continue our learning about colour.   

Week beginning 20th September 2021 

This week the children have been very busy learning their shapes and using these to make lovely shape houses. They have continued their learning about colour to sort pom poms and objects into groups. We have played lots of number games and sung number rhymes together and had a lovely time exploring the school library. 


Next week we will be exploring the colours orange and green and enjoying more fun music and PE lessons.       

Week Beginning 27th September 2021  

This week we have continued to explore colours, we have sorted colours into groups and found objects around the nursery to represent red, blue, yellow, green and orange. 

The children have also painted their names using a variety of colours and we have enjoyed our weekly PE lessons with coach Danielle and singing with Mrs Bartels.   


Next week we will be exploring the colours pink and purple and creating beautiful rainbows. 




Week beginning 4th October 2021

This week we have been busy counting Pom poms and sorting using the colours pink and purple. We have created lovely printing picture using pink and purple paints and then combined all the colours to create beautiful rainbows. 


We celebrated Drop everything and read day by sharing lots of lovely stories and poems. 


Next week we will be looking at the colours black, white and grey to create repeating patterns.  

Week beginning 10th October 

This week we have been exploring the colours black, white and grey. We have sorted objects by colour and we have explored the season Autumn time. We have explored different autumnal objects such as leaves, pine cones and conkers describing each object as we explored. 


Next week we will be finishing our self portraits and reinforcing all our colurs.   


Week beginning 17th October 2021

This week we have been playing lots of listening games, we have set up a rainbow flower colour mixing experiment. We have enjoyed continuing to explore colurs and shapes in the nursery environment. 


We hope you all have a lovely half term and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in nursery on Monday 1st November where we will start our new theme Celebrations. Well done Everyone!    

Week beginning 1/11/21


This week we have been learning about Bonfire night and introducing Diwali the children have enjoyed exploring with paint, chalks and glitter to create beautiful firework pictures. We have spoken about firework safety and watched short clips about Diwali the festival of light. 


Next week we will continue to learn about Diwali and learn about Remembrance day.  

Week Beginning 8th November 2021

This week we have been learning about Remembrance day.  Children  have been making Poppies and learning about Remembrance day. On Thursday, we observed the two minute silence and watched a short clip on Cbeebies called Poppies. 


We have spoken about being kind and what we can do to be kind within nursery.  We then put all our ideas together to make a kindness tree.    


Thank you to everyone who dressed up today and brought donations of shower gels and toiletries for our school hampers. Next week, we will be having crazy hair day and bring a bottle on Friday 19th November.     


Next week we will be learning about birthdays and how old we all are.     

Week Beginning 15th Novemeber 2021 

This week we have been learning about our birthdays. We have been talking about what we do to celebrate our birthdays. We have spoken about presents, balloons and parties and how old we are. We made yummy corn flake cakes and used the dough to make birthday cakes and add three or four candles on the cakes. 


We have celebrated Crazy hair day and Children in need by making Pudsey bear pictures and dancing along to super movers. 


Next week we will be learning about the Jewish festival Hanukkah and we will be continuing to practice our Christmas songs.                

It has been another exciting week in the Nursery, as we approach the festive period.  We have been not only starting to learn more about Christmas, but have been finding out about Hanukkah and menorahs.  We even made menorahs using our hand prints!  Counting has played a big part in our learning this week too and we have been singing familiar counting songs, such as 5 Little Speckled Frogs and 5 Currant buns. Maybe you could sing these with your children at home too?  Our role play area has take on an amazing transformation into a Santa's Grotto and the nursery is looking radiant with Christmas decorations that the children have made.  We have even made our own Advent Calendars!

Week beginning 29th November 2021


This week we have been busy preparing for our concert and creating lots of lovely Christmas t-shirts and surprises for you all. 

We have put our Christmas trees up and have looked at the lovely Christmas trees around the school. 


We have decorated the classroom and canopy in preparation for our outdoor concert on Monday and for our Christmas party on Friday! We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and having lots of fun on Friday. 




Weeks beginning 6th December and 13th December.  


We have been very busy in the last two weeks of our first full term in nursery. The children have enjoyed lots of festive activities including singing to their parents at our Christmas carol concert and having a lovely party with food, games and entertainer and Santa. 


This week we enjoyed taking part in Christmas Jumper day and Christmas dinner day and playing lots of fun Christmas games including exploring our Christmas box. 

Lots of fun was had by all! 


We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We return to school on Tuesday 5th January 2022 our new theme for the first half of the Spring term will be Lulu's Lunch which is a lovely story about food and making healthy choices.