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Freshers One (FS1/Nursery)

Welcome to Freshers One 

Staff Team

Teacher  - Miss K Wood
Nursery Nurse -  Mrs Y Taylor

Early Years Lead / F2 Teacher - Mrs K Dunderdale 

Session Times

Mornings 8:45am - 11:45am
Afternoons 12:30pm - 3:30pm 

Arrivals & Departures

Doors will be open for 10 minutes at the start of each session.
If you arrive later than this and find our classroom door/gate closed, please report to our main school reception where your child can be dropped off and brought down to nursery by a member of staff.

Doors will open 15 minutes before the end of each session to hand over information about your child's day and gather together belongings.
Mornings 11:30am
Afternoons 3:15pm
 If you are running late to collect, please inform us as soon as possible. Dependent upon how late you are, your child maybe waiting at reception.

Marvellous Me App


Further information is available in the video link below -


Early Essence Assessment Tool

Early Essence is a vital tool that helps us capture evidence of your child's learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS).  We use it to track their progress towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of reception (Fresher's Barnsley).

Parents of children in our early years classes (Freshers Butterflies & Freshers Barnsley) can log in to contribute and view their child's learning journey by clicking on the hyperlink below. Log in details are available from your child's class teacher.


Autumn 1 - Topic/theme

This half term we are exploring the topic Marvellous Me
Below is our curriculum map highlighting the learning outcomes -

Jigsaw PHSE

Hello I'm Jigsaw Jenie 

      I'm going to help your little one learn all about themselves within their world this half term in my Puzzle 1 -       
                   Being me in my world.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

For further information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, please click on the link below -

Primary School Places

posted 13 Sep 2017, 02:29 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 13 Sep 2017, 02:32 ]

It's time to apply for full time school!

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, they’ll be ready for starting school in September 2018.

Below is a link that will take you to the Admission to school 2018-2019 Advice to parents booklet -

Apply for a place before 15 January 2018

Summer 1 - Journeys

posted 23 Jun 2017, 06:12 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 23 Jun 2017, 06:12 ]

Summer 1 - Topic/theme

During this half term we  explored the topic Journeys
Below the curriculum map highlighting the learning outcomes we covered -

We enjoyed learning all about -
Whatever Next during Weeks One & Two,
Mr Gumpy's Outing during Weeks Three & Four, and
Topsy and Tim go on an Aeroplane during Weeks Five & Six.

Weeks 5 & 6 Topsy and Tim go on an Aeroplane

posted 23 Jun 2017, 06:10 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 30 Jun 2017, 05:41 ]

Weeks 3 & 4 - Mr Gumpy's Outing

posted 9 May 2017, 06:42 by Kerry Wood

Mr Gumpy's Outing

Weeks 1 & 2 -

posted 27 Apr 2017, 03:02 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 27 Apr 2017, 08:53 ]

Here is our key text -

Below is a video link to the story on You Tube.

Whatever Next

We have had lots of fun learning about space and planning journeys to go see all the different planets in the solar system. 

Zoom Zoom Zoom We're Going to the Moon

Ask your little one about their favourite planet and why they like that one the best.

The Solar System Song

Spring 2 - All things bright and beautiful

posted 27 Apr 2017, 02:51 by Kerry Wood

Spring 2 - Topic/theme

This half term we explored the topic All things bright and beautiful
Below is our curriculum map highlighting the learning outcomes -

We learnt all about -
Planting & Growing during Weeks One & Two,
Life Cycles during Weeks Three & Four, and
Mini-beasts during Weeks Five & Six.

Look the beans have grown!

posted 6 Apr 2017, 21:40 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 22:17 ]

We displayed great pride when it was time to take our beans home.
We couldn't wait to show our families and teach them how to care for the beans!

Miss Wood and Mrs Taylor love hearing all about how the beans are getting on at home. 

Fundraising for Red Nose Day

posted 6 Apr 2017, 21:36 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 22:18 ]

Fantastic support in nursery

Wear something red 

Science Week in Nursery

posted 6 Apr 2017, 21:26 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 22:00 ]

We had lots of fun investigating our science experiments ....

It was exciting...

 Lots of observing, curiosity and communication!

Weeks 3 and 4 - Life cycles

posted 29 Mar 2017, 12:28 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 29 Mar 2017, 12:56 ]

We have had lots of fun learning about the lifecycle of a caterpillar and a tadpole during weeks 3 and 4.

Our key text in week 3 was 





And in week four we focused on





We are very good at recalling the stories and relating them to our own experiences.

'Caterpillars turn into butterflies....I like butterflies. They are my favourite'.

'I've got a frog in my garden'.

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