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Larklands Infant School

Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars


Nursery Mrs Lilienfeld

Welcome to our



In Nursery, we learn how to be a good friend and the importance of following rules to keep us safe and happy.  Fundamental values are reinforced through our exciting, enriched curriculum.



Staff in Nursery


Mrs Lilienfeld - Nursery Teacher

Miss Atkin - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Murden - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Holt - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bestwick - Higher Level Teaching Assistant (PPA cover)

Spring Term 1

This half term we will be learning about Winter and looking at changes in the weather and our natural surroundings since Autumn. 

We will also be focusing on Nursery Rhymes; singing them, exploring rhyme and making our art creations based on key nursery rhymes.



We have had a lovely first few weeks back at Nursery this half term! We have been enjoying learning together, sharing and taking turns. We have created our own games indoors and outdoors and have been super at developing our ideas.


We have been learning all about Winter, looking at how the weather changes and what people do to stay warm. We found out the different ways that animals survive the cold winter months. We particularly enjoyed creating our own nests for our hibernating dormice!


It was very exciting exploring the ice and trying to free the animals trapped in it. We experimented with different ways of making the ice melt, using tools, the heat from our hands, sand and salt. We even explored colour, using paint on the blocks of ice.


Autumn Term 2023



Throughout the Early Years, we are thinking about;

All About Me and Celebrations!




Wishing you and your family a wonderful Festive break!! See you back on Tuesday 9th January.

We have had a lovely busy term so far. We have been learning all about some special days and celebrations.

We looked amazing in our Christmas Jumpers!

We have been having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas! Working together to decorate our Christmas Tree, making playdough Christmas puddings, taking part in Santa puppet fun and reenacting the Nativity story in the sand tray. Great job everyone!

This week we have been learning about Diwali, looking at the Diwali story and learning how it is celebrated. We created our own Diya lamps using salt dough, talking about the texture and how the dough feels before we put it in the oven. After it had dried out and cooled down we looked at how the dough had changed, before painting and decorating our Diya lamps. The all looked absolutely beautiful.

We learnt all about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. We spoke about how it is celebrated and how to keep safe. The children did some lovely observational drawings of our curiosity cube, created a Bonfire collage and completed their Bonfire pictures.

Finding out about Remembrance Day, we made our own poppy prints, created poppies using our construction toys and practised our pencil control using the colouring-in sheets.

Happy Half Term! Hope you have a restful break and we will see you back on Tuesday 7th November.

We have been doing some super learning, finding out all about Autumn in the second half of this term.

The children loved going on an Autumn Walk in our Nursery outdoors area. They looked carefully for all the signs of Autumn, ticking off what they found on their checklists.

We learnt about some of the animals that are very busy in Autumn, looking for food, such as squirrels and hedgehogs. We even made our own hedgehogs!

We went on an Autumn leaf hunt and looked at the beautiful colours. The children made some fantastic leaf men using the leaves they found.

The children learnt about how farmers harvest many fruits and vegetables in Autumn and how there are always plenty of pumpkins this time of year, ready for Halloween.

We did some observational and creative drawings of a pumpkin, then had a look at what one looked like on the inside.

We have had a fantastic first few weeks together!

The children have been very busy making new friends, working and playing together, exploring new activities, taking turns and sharing when playing.

As part of our ‘All About Me’ topic, we have been talking about the people that are special to us and have had fun creating and decorating our salt dough hearts. We then baked our very own love heart biscuits which we could decorate and eat. The children spoke about the differences between their creations!