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Nunnery Wood Primary School

Year R Oak and Willow



OAK - Miss Higgs, Mrs Kent and Mrs Evans

WILLOW - Mrs Cooper and Miss Hurd    

Key Information

Thursday AM - PE

Friday AM - Woodland



We are so happy with how with the children have settled in with us so far! They are building special relationships with the adults and making friendships with the children in the class. We look forward to seeing them grow and all the lovely experiences we will have together.





    This morning Mrs Evans was busy in garden when she noticed an awful accident! We all came out to see what could have happened. We used our investigative skills and worked as a team to try and solve the mystery. We displayed fantastic co-operation and friendship values; listening to our friends ideas and working together. We decided Humpty Dumpty must have fallen off the wall! Poor Humpty Dumpty!


Oh my goodness! There was SUCH a big mess outside today. We discussed who could have been feeling so mixed up to be able to do that in our outside area. We realised it must have been the Colour Monster! We decided we would read his book and help him put all his mixed-up feelings into the right jar. We know sometimes we feel mixed up and that we have lots of friends and grown ups at school we can talk to when we need help to sort out our emotions. 


We have been using Talk for Writing when participating in our Literacy work. This week we used a story map to help us retell the story of Whatever Next! We worked as a class to think of fun actions to remember each step in the story and have been retelling the story using these actions and pictures. We have a story bag we can use to retell the story to our friends as well! We LOVE this story in Oak and Willow.

Woodland Party

To celebrate the end of our theme Woodland Animals we had a party! We came in dressed as different woodland creatures or in our warm Autumn clothes. We made our very own hedgehog bread rolls to eat in woodland as a very special treat!

Remembrance Day

We enjoyed exploring the story of Flo on the Somme which helped us think about Poppy Day and why we have Remembrance day! We used collaging, oil pastels, paint and pencils to make our own poppies.


We have really enjoyed reading the Christmas Story and practising our Nativity! We loved performing it for our adults and were very brave!

Traditional Tales - The Three Little Pigs

Everyone was so excited to be back at school after a wonderful break. We started by looking at different Traditional Tales. We enjoyed reading Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. However, after exploring all these stories and retelling them using puppets and role play, and writing, and singing songs, we decided our favourite was The Three Little Pigs, so we looked deeper into this story. We started by retelling the story using a story map and actions, then we began writing the story using our fantastic phonic knowledge. After that, Miss Higgs and Mrs Cooper asked us to make up our own story. We had some BRILLIANT ideas, including The Three Little Boys and The Big Bad Giant and The Three Little Letters and The Big Bad Book.

Number Day - Numbots and Times Tables Rock Stars


Mr Wolf's Pancakes

To end Spring 1 with some fun, we celebrated Pancake Day! We read all about Mr Wolf and his pancakes and enjoyed making our own using the weighing scales and frying pans! We measured out our own ingredients and each had a turn flipping a pancake! We then enjoyed topping the pancakes with a little sugar and lemon and ate them together! 


It has rained and rained so much this week we were able to have such a fun time in our woodland. We put on our waterproofs and dove right into the muddy puddles! 


This week we have a VERY special visitor! We saw footprints all over our playground and followed them, they led to a little nest with six shining eggs inside. We have been exploring Chinese New Year and after a lot of discussing we decided these may be dragon eggs! Then Mrs Cooper remembered that we have a camera that films outside and we should have a look on it to find out who had left us the beautiful eggs. We all sat down on the carpet and watched through the video. You would never guess what we found! A fire breathing dragon flying into the garden! We were all so excited and decided we must look after the eggs. We have put them in a warm nest and are hoping they will hatch soon.