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The Nest

Welcome to The Nest!



The Nest is the collective name for our FS2 (Reception) classes, Gosling and Duckling.


Our teachers are Miss Howlin and Miss Baker, and our teaching assistants are Mrs Watson, Miss Sharp, Mrs Clifford and Mrs Rutterford.


For those of you who haven't been able to attend our workshops so far this year, the slideshows for each are on this page - just scroll down to the Workshops section of the page.

Picture 1 Miss Howlin – Gosling Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Baker - Duckling Teacher
Picture 3 Miss Sharp
Picture 4 Mrs Watson
Picture 5 Mrs Clifford
Picture 6 Mrs Rutterford

For more information about our learning this term, please see our Topic Web and curriculum letter for this term:

For previous terms' information, please see our Topic Webs page.


ITV News Report on Intergenerational Project

As some of you may know, some children from the Nest have been having sessions on Tuesday mornings with visitors from Wiltshire Heights Care Home as part of a project called ‘The Intergenerational Project’ where people from different generations join together and share their experiences. We were approached by ITV West Country News who recently visited the school to film part of a session and speak to some of the children and residents. You can read the article and watch the video using the following link:

Here is the YouTube link for the pronunciation of the sounds heard during the Phase 2 Workshop and a Phase 3 sounds video.

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds (British English)

Here are some links to free phonics websites where you can find lots of online games in each phase.


There is also a good website called Topmarks where you can find phonics and maths games for your child to play.


We also really recommend Cbeebies Numberblocks - catch it on bbc iplayer but it is also available on DVD which means you can view it in order. It is very good at developing early maths skills - so much so that experts in teaching maths have created a set of teaching materials for teachers to use alongside each episode. It also links really well to work that your children will do in Year One.

FYI here is a link to a website that reviews games and apps about their suitability for children