Manor Primary School

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Autumn Term

Different Representations of 1, 2 and 3

This term the children have been focusing on number and counting. Today the children spent time exploring the different representations of the numbers 1, 2 and 3. They worked together, looking at the different cards and identifying what numbers they represent.

Posting letters

Today the children went to the postbox to send off their Santa letters. They put their letters through the slot and then all together threw the magic posting dust on to the postbox, which sends it directly to the North Pole! Fingers crossed they get what they asked for on Christmas Morning!

Santa Letters

Today the children spent time thinking about Christmas and what they would like from Santa. They spent time writing a letter to Santa. They drew pictures and shared their thoughts. They will then send these off to Santa!

After spending the week focusing on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, the children spent time trying the different foods that the caterpillar ate. They observed them and tasted them and then spent time generating vocabulary to describe what they tasted like.

Smoothie Making

The children explored the different fruit from the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. They spent time following the recipe to make different fruit flavoured smoothies. Working in groups they put the fruit into the blender and then blitzed it. Finally, they got the chance to taste it and rate it!

Handprint Caterpillars

Today the children focused on the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. They spent time making their own caterpillars using paint and their hands. They children decided what colour body they wanted and painted their hand and pressed them on the paper. They then chose a colour for it's head and pressed this on the paper. Finally they added eyes and antenna.

Playdough Caterpillars

Today the children created another version of their own caterpillar but using playdough. The children used the coloured playdough to make the body and head of their caterpillar. They then added details such as eyes and antenna using a variety of collage materials.

Life Cycle Art

Today the children began their focused book week on the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. They began by reading the story and talked about how the caterpillar changes throughout the story and it's life cycle. The children then worked together to create their own collage version of a Butterfly life cycle using a variety of media.

Diva Lamps

This week the children are focusing on the festival Diwali. They spent time reading the story of Diwali and understanding why it is called the Festival of Light. They then spent time moulding their own diva lamps which they will leave to dry and then decorate. They pushed, pulled, pinched and sculpted the diva lamp to get the correct shape and left a gap in the middle for their tea light.

Poppy Drawings

Today the children worked on their observational skills and took some time to draw a poppy. They used a pencil to create the outline and then went around the outline with a black pen. They then coloured the poppy in using the appropriate colours. The children were encouraged to look at the different shapes of the poppy and try to replicate them on their piece of paper.

Firework Paintings

Today the children worked in small groups to think about the different shapes and colours of fireworks. They spent time using toilet roll tubes and putting them in paint before printing them on paper. They then added different colours and glitter to add some sparkle to their pictures.

Family Fridays

Today the children enjoyed the first Family Fridays of the year. They spent time with their parents showing them around Nursery and playing with the toys. The children made their own s’mores by toasting marshmallows over a fire. They also enjoyed hot chocolate and bucket time.

Sort by Type

Today the children began to think about ways that they can sort objects. Today they spent time sorting different objects based on type. They grouped all items that were the same together and began to talk about what they were doing.

Senses Investigation

Today the children completed a senses investigation as a class. They first identified the different foods and items in front of them. They then took each item and touched it, smelled it, observed it and finally tasted it. Some of the foods and items they chose were yummy but some of them were not. The children were great at trying new things and giving it a go.

NHS Bunting

As a school we are creating bunting to hang up in the hospitals for Christmas. Today the children spent time colouring in their Christmas templates ready for it to be sent to the hospital and hung up.

Name Writing

Today the children practiced their name writing on their personalised whiteboards. They spent time copying over the letters and then had a go at writing it independently.

 To finish off their week's topic of 'Me!' the children talked about their appearance. They spent time identifying and describing their different facial features. They then had the opportunity to represent this on a paper plate using a variety of collage materials. The children spent time selecting appropriate materials and ensuring that they were the right colour before attaching them.

Today the children began their Welly Wednesday topic of Trees & Leaves. They spent time in the garden looking at the different trees and then collected the leaves. They spent time as a class comparing the leaves and looking for ones that were similar and different. Finally the children then chose their favourite leaf and had a go at creating their own leaf rubbing using paper and wax crayons. The children were fascinated by this process!


This week the children are focusing on talking about themselves and their families. They began the week by reading the story ‘Stickman’. They talked about the different family members that Stickman had and whether or not they were the same or different to their own family. The children then used sticks and eyes and hair to make their own families, finishing them with labels to show who each stick represented.


Today the children worked together to make their own Elmer. They each chose their paint sticks and coloured a square each to complete the picture.

The children have really enjoyed returning to Nursery this week and have particularly enjoyed the fantastic Summer weather!