“We aim to send all young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.”

Welcome

to FS1

Mrs Lesley Bonnington

Mrs Bonnington

Miss Stacey Hutchinson

Miss Hutchinson

Hello and welcome to Nursery. We are so excited to be sharing in your very first experience of school and just know we are going to have lots of fun together. This year we will learn about numbers and words through stories, songs and rhymes. We know you will make many new friends, playing together in our lovely classroom and outside area. We even have our own woodland space where we will be exploring nature and looking for creatures big and small! Don’t forget your wellies!

Meet your teachers

Mrs Bonnington

Hello, I’m Mrs Bonnington and I am so happy to be learning with you over the next year. I have been a teacher for many years. When I am not at school I love to spend time with my family. I have twin daugheters called Hope and Ava as well as a little black dog called Mabel. We love to explore the countryside together. Another of my favourite things is Art and my house is full of lots of paintings I have collected over the years. I can’t wait to watch you grow this year, I just know we are going to have so much fun. 

Miss Hutchinson

Hi, I am Miss Hutchinson. I cannot wait to meet you all! Whilst I have been at Monkwood, I have worked in Nursery, Reception and Year 1. I love working with children in EYFS and I am so excited to be teaching in Nursery again this year.

Whilst I have been at Monkwood I have had 2 little boys called Luca (18 months old) and Jude (3 months old). When I’m at home I love to do lots of
singing and dancing and we love to read stories. I  hope I can share some of my favourite songs and stories with you this year and hopefully you will love them too!  

MEET YOUR tEACHING assistants

Mrs Amanda Woods

Mrs Woods

Hello. My name is Mrs Woods and I work in Foundation 1 as an Early Years Practitioner. I have been at Monkwood Primary School for 20+ years now. I have two children of my own who both attended Monkwood and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to meet you and for you to see our amazing classroom and outside area, I’m sure you will love it. In my spare time I like to be with my family, we like to pop on our walking boots and go for long walks. 

Miss Mullins

Hi there my name is Miss Mullins and I have three beautiful children who I love spending time with going on adventures. I have been teaching at Monkwood for the past 20 years in EYFS as an Early years practioner and I absolutely love my job. I cant wait for you to be a part of our Monkwood family and I am super excited to meet you.

Miss Kerry Mullins

Class Information

We will be able to send photos of your adventures over the year through our Class Dojo and your grown up will be able to share your adventures at home too! Our classroom is a wonderful place to be, with so many areas to play and learn in alongside your friends. There are lots of adults to help you and we all love to share stories with you. Everyone at nursery is here to help and watch you grow.

Areas of Learning

Over the year in Nursery we will find out about different festivals and celebrations. We will explore how things move and learn how to handle lots of equipment for drawing, making and building. We will learn about taking care of ourselves and each other as well as looking after creatures both great and small. 

Class News

Snow Play ❄

Last week, we had so much fun in the snow! ❄ We wrote our name in the snow and drew pictures. “It’s so cold” said

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FS1 Learning Update

Last week our learning was based on the story, ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. In Mathematics we have been looking at repeating patterns and

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Winter Fun with POPS

Well, what can I say, aren’t we so lucky… Thank you to POPS for an amazing time last week singing songs around the campfire, drinking hot

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