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Freshers One (FS1/Nursery)

Welcome to Freshers One 
For regular class updates please scroll down the page just past the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) part.
You can also follow us on Twitter @meadsteadfs1

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 (FreshersTwo).

Parents of children in our early years classes (Freshers One & Freshers Two) 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.


Spring 2 - Topic/theme

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

Weeks 1 and 2 - Lifecycles 
Weeks 3 and 4 - Minibeasts
Weeks 5 and 6 - Planting and Growing

Last day of term is Thursday 29th March. 

Jigsaw PHSE

Hello I'm Jigsaw Jenie 

      I'm going to help your little one learn all about having the confidence to have a go in challenging situations this half term in my Puzzle 3 - Dreams and Goals.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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

Weeks 1 and 2 - Lifecycles

posted 20 Feb 2018, 12:03 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 20 Feb 2018, 12:11 ]

Our key text is .....

We've enjoyed listening to the story, finding out that caterpillars start life as an egg. 
We now know that caterpillars eat lots of things to help them grow.
They then spin a cocoon to sleep inside for two weeks and then they wake  up as a beautiful butterfly.

Spring 1 2018 - Curriculum Map

posted 20 Feb 2018, 07:14 by Kerry Wood

Spring 1 - Topic/theme

This half term we are explored the topic Animals
Below is our curriculum map highlighting the learning outcomes -

Week 1 - Winter - Polar Animals
Week 2 - Underwater Animals
Week 3 - Dinosaurs (History)
Week 4 - Jungle Animals
Week 5 - Farm Animals (Wigfield Farm to visit class Wednesday 7th February)

Week Five - Farm Animals

posted 20 Feb 2018, 07:10 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 20 Feb 2018, 11:57 ]

When Wigfield Farm visited our class - 

Week Four - Jungle Animals

posted 20 Feb 2018, 07:07 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 20 Feb 2018, 11:58 ]

Wow just look at that real tiger!

'Let's build a really tall tree for the monkeys'

Week 3 - Dinosaurs

posted 23 Jan 2018, 21:58 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 26 Jan 2018, 03:50 ]

It's Dinosaur week

YouTube Video

Week two - Underwater Animals

posted 16 Jan 2018, 06:39 by Kerry Wood

YouTube Video

Week One - Polar Animals

posted 16 Jan 2018, 02:38 by Kerry Wood

Autumn 2 - Topic/theme

posted 4 Jan 2018, 23:51 by Kerry Wood   [ updated 4 Jan 2018, 23:51 ]

Autumn 2 - Topic/theme

During this half term we explored the topic Traditional Tales
Below is our curriculum map highlighting the learning outcomes we focused on -

Week 1 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Week 2 - World Nursery Rhyme Week (Stay & Play Session - Monday 13th Nov at 10:45-11:30am)
Week 3 - The Three Little Pigs
Week 4 - Little Red Riding Hood
Week 5 - The Gingerbread Man
Week 6 - Christmas (Nativity Performance - Monday 11th Dec at 9:30am)

Christmas Cards

posted 5 Dec 2017, 05:34 by Kerry Wood

Christmas 🎄

posted 5 Dec 2017, 05:32 by Kerry Wood

Christmas season has arrived!!

It's all stations go - 

Elvis Elf, Christmas Cards, New Year Calendars, Reindeer Food, Tree Decorations, Fayre, Party and Nativity Performance.

Lots and lots to do, we are feeling very excited 😀

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