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Orchard Primary Academy


Welcome to Blossom class

Dream Big, Dare to Fail  

Welcome to the Orchard Primary Academy Nursery Class Page. We hope that you find the information on this page useful. If you have any further questions please speak to a member of Nursery Staff.

Our Class name is:



The Nursery classroom can be found in the Orchard Primary Academy Early Years Building.


 The Blossom Class Teachers are:


Mrs Birkett                                                                    Mr Myers  

     (Mon, Tues)                                                              (Weds, Thurs, Fri)

The Class Teachers are also supported by:


            Mrs Larters                             Mrs Blythe                             Miss Sheridan

      (Early Years Teaching Assistant)        (Nursery Assistant)       (Educational Teaching Assistant)

Parental Partnerships 

At Orchard Primary Academy we value parental partnership. We understand that an effective partnership between school and home will have a positive impact on children’s learning.

We communicate with parents in various ways which include Parent Mail, Twitter, Facebook and Tapestry.

Parent Mail 

Parent Mail is an app which allows us to send text messages, and letters to share information. You can also use this to pay for milk, trips and dinners. We will use your email address to activate your account.


Our Academy twitter account is also used to share information. The Academy twitter handle is: @OrchardPrimaryA

The Nursery twitter handle is:


You can also access the Nursery twitter feed by clicking the image below:


The Academy Facebook page can be accessed by following the link below:


At Orchard Primary Academy, we use an online journal provider called ‘Tapestry’ to collect and store your child’s electronic ‘Learning Journey’.

Tapestry allows you to login with a secure username and password so that you can view photographs, videos and observations of your child’s learning.

You can like and comment on observations that we add for your child. You can also add your own observations. Please click the image below to access Tapestry:


This half term we are learning...

 Our Topic this half term is called:

'We All Go Travelling By'


During this 'Topic' we will name different types of transport and explore the journeys that we can take using them. This will include walking, buses, trains, boats and rockets. We will also look at the destinations that we can travel to.

Click on the image below to view the Nursery Summer 2 Newsletter:

Book Focus

 During our 'Topic' we will be reading the following books:



    You can click on the images above to view the books on amazon. 

Nursery Rhyme Focus 

At Orchard Primary Academy, we learn a range of Nursery Rhymes throughout our time in the Early Years. Nursery Rhymes are important as they help us to develop key skills. This includes:

  • Learning new words and extending our vocabulary
  • Learning  early Maths skills such as counting aloud using finger movements and actions
  • Developing social skills such as turn taking
  • Learning different beats and rhythms
  • Develop positive relationships between children and adults.

This half term we will be focusing upon learning these Nursery Rhymes:

The Wheels on the Bus


Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer 



In Nursery, children are taught phase one phonics. This includes listening to the different sounds in our environment, making sounds using our bodies as well as naming letter sounds. Please see the video below of our academy's most recent phonics workshop for parents which explains how your child is taught and ways in which to support at home.



Home Learning Menu

At Orchard Primary Academy Nursery your child can take part in activities listed in our 'Home Learning Menu'. Each of the activities will earn your child points which can be exchanged for prizes. The Activities are divided into three categories:

  1. Wellbeing activities
  2. Reading, writing and maths activities
  3. Creative tasks

These menus will not change and teachers have developed them for the rest of the school year.

If home learning tasks are completed, they will be marked/acknowledged by the teacher.

Click on the image below to open the Nursery Home Learning Menu to view in further detail:

home learning menu nursery.pdf

Links to try at home

 Please click the images below to follow the link to the websites











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