Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Foundation 1

    Who’s in the class

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    Mrs K Williams
    Class Teacher
  • Profile picture of Mrs K Henderson

    Mrs K Henderson
    Class Teacher
  • Profile picture of Mrs S Meakin

    Mrs S Meakin
    Teaching Assistant
  • Profile picture of Mrs J Burfield

    Mrs J Burfield
    Teaching Assistant
  • Profile picture of Mrs S White

    Mrs S White
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Owls

This term our topic is:
Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

This half term our topic is called ‘Why do zebras have stripes?’ We will share different books about Africa, learning about the animals and people that live there. We will learn about where different animals live and how they survive, the importance of patterns and camouflage and also about habitats such as jungles and rainforests. This topic links really well to maps and to our previous learning about places in the world.

We will also learn about The Queen and about the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Please keep looking at Class Dojo for any dates and information regarding what is happening in our class and in the whole school.

Welcome to Foundation 1

owl picWe hope you enjoy your time in our class. Please see below for links to helpful websites.

Some online stories:       Username: brinsleyowls Password: hoot

The place to find our nursery rhymes and clips:

Join in with some calm yoga for children:


Physical Education

This half term we will have PE by NLS each Monday afternoon and also Mrs Henderson will be leading a PE session on a Tuesday morning. The children can still come to school in their uniform and do not need a PE kit.

Library books

Every Thursday your child will choose a new library book from the school library. This is for both you and your child to enjoy and read together. Please remember to return the reading diary and book every week so they can choose a new book to ensure they are developing a positive attitude to a wide range of texts.


Wow Moments

We would love to hear about any recent achievements, news, or exciting activities that you and your child have been up to at home. In the cloakroom area is our WOW board. Please let us know any exciting things you would like to share about your child. You can also pop to the office and fill in a slip. This will be shared in achievement assembly on a Friday.

Rhyme of the week

We are continuing to sing nursery rhymes each week, and would encourage you to sing these at home with your child. We have a small display and table close to the carpet area, that shows our current rhyme. The following website has animations, words and the tracks for lots of great nursery rhymes.

Speech and Language

Alongside the singing of Nursery Rhymes and sharing different books, we would encourage you to talk to your child regularly about the things you are doing and what they have done at school. This will really support their development with speaking and listening and increase their vocabulary. If you need any ideas, please have a look at our speech and language display and ask if you need any support. We do also have leaflets and support information to help with potty training and moving on from using a bottle and dummy.

We are here to help!

British Values

This half term, we will be focusing on Honesty and Caring as part of our Brinsley Values. The children will be talking about what these words mean.

Class Dojo

We use Class Dojo to keep parents and carers informed about the things that we are doing and events that are coming up. If you haven't registered let us know and we can give you the sign up information.

100 things to do before you're 6!

We have sent home a list of '100 things to do before you're 6!' These are fun things that give you some great ways to get everyone in the family involved in having some fun. We would love to see your selfies of you and your child enjoying the some of these activities. Please see the file below for the list. How many can you do? (This has been taken from Shonette Bason-Wood at Spread the Happiness.)

Our Classroom

These are some photographs of our classroom and outdoor area.


Investigation area

role play 

Role-play area

outdoor water

 Outdoor water tray


PDF Icon100 Things To Do Before You're Six

Ideas for things to do before you're 6!

PDF IconBrinsley Primary School Foundation Unit Application Form

Application form for a Nursery place

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