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Bright Beginnings


Hello everyone.

We had a great time at Forest school this week, looking for signs of spring and bugs.


Harvey enjoyed splashing in the mud.



Ashton, Ollie and Eliza on a bug hunt.


Mrs Walker and Ollie found a crocus whilst looking for signs of spring.




Archie playing with the mud kitchen during forest school.


Yesterday we had our first Forset school session. We had great fun exploring our site. We went on an animal hunt, looking for squrriels, mice, birds and bettles. We found a big piece ice in the fire pit, which we broke into lots of pieces.

We had hot chocolate and biscuits for our snack to warm us up. Please see some of our photos below .

January 2022


Happy New Year & Welcome Back

This term, every Tuesday afternoon we will be having our Forest School sessions.  Please remember to send your child in warm clothes and if you have them, a pair of wellingtons. Any problems please speak to us.


Our Topic is  Winter/Dinosaurs, if your child has any books or toys on these topics please send them in for us to share.



17th December 2021

Wow, what a week we have had getting ready for Christmas. 

We have made Santa's, Christmas trees, calendars and cards.

We had a fabulous party on Tuesday, Santa came and brought us all a present and we had party food and games. Look out for our pictures on the newsletter.

Many thanks for all our lovely cards and gifts. We hope you all have a very special Christmas and new year.

Merry Christmas 

Love Mrs Walker, Miss Burke & Mrs Dale 



We Look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 5th January 2022 



22nd October 2021


This week our story has been "Peppa's Pumpkin Party".


We have hammered pumpkins, drawn on pumpkins and collected pumpkin seeds.  We have also made our own pumpkin lanterns.



Our Mini Adventure is all about collecting Autumn leaves.  Perhaps you could walk around Chase Water or the park and collect some leaves.  If you take any photo's we would love to see them after the holidays.


REMINDER - As weather gets colder please ensure your child always wears a warm coat, hat and gloves - We love to explore outside.


Have a great holiday, be kind and good.  Stay Safe.


8th October 2021

What a fabulous year we have had in Bright Beginnings so far.  All our children have settled in well and are enjoying all the exciting learning we have been doing over the last few weeks.  Our Topic this term has been all about Ourselves, our Families and the Food we like. Please take a look below to see the all fun we have been having whilst learning together.



Monday 6th September 2021

Welcome to Bright Beginnings page. Here we will keep you updated with all our amazing learning through the year. You will find photographs, documents and links that you may find useful to support your child's learning at home.

Friday 26th March 2021


Hello Everyone, we have had a lovely week learning all about eggs. Our story was about a baby Goose called 'Goz'.

We have enjoyed decorating eggs with paint, sticking leaves and twigs on our eggs and touching enormous Rhea eggs.

Next week will be learning all about 'Rabbits'. Our story is called 'Hooray for Hoppy' by Tim Hopgood.

If you would like to draw or paint  a bunny picture to bring into school on Monday, we would love to see it. 

Enjoy your weekend,

Lots of Love

Mrs Walker, Miss Burke & Mrs Dale


Monday 1st March

Hello Everyone, hope you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine, I think Spring is on it's way.

This weeks story is " Dinosaurumpus " by Tony Mitton ( see link below )

We are exploring lots of different types of Dinosaurs in school this week, perhaps you could draw or paint a picture of your favourite Dinosaur, we would love to see it.

See you soon 

Love Mrs Walker & Miss Burke



Monday 8th February 2021

Hello Everyone, hope you are all well and are staying safe. This is our last week before our half term holiday. Our story this week is Whatever Next by Jill Murphy (find the link below)

The Teddy Bear in the story goes to the moon with an Owl, perhaps you could pretend to go to the moon, can you find a teddy and count 5,4,3,2,1, Blast off.

We will be having our  zoom session on Thursday at 2pm, we would love to see you.

Take care

Lots of love 

Mrs Walker & Miss Burke



Whatever Next! Stories read aloud

Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy. Stories read aloud. Read by The Story Teller. #readaloud #StorytimeAnytime

Monday 1st February 2021

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe.

This week we have a new topic, Is it Shiny? We shall be looking at lots of shiny things, like stars, glitter, jewels and snails, our new story is all about snails.  


Story - Ten Shiny Snails by Ruth Galloway (find the link below)

Nursery Rhyme - Hey diddle diddle

Mini Adventure - Can you sing some familiar songs? 


Perhaps you can have a look for some shiny stars in the sky before you go to bed? Can you draw us a picture of what you see?

Don't forget we will be having a zoom session every Thursday at 2pm, perhaps you could share your pictures with us then. You can also send us your art work through email

Have a great week, looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.


Mrs Walker & Miss Burke





Ten Shiny Snails by Ruth Galloway

Great number book and awesome for counting!!

Hello Everyone, just wanted to let you know we are having a virtual get together on Thursday at 2pm. This will be a chance to say hello to your friends and tell us what you have been up to at home.

Parents -  I will send you an email on Wednesday with a link to the zoom meeting, you just click on the link just before 2pm on Thursday.

 See you all on Thursday,

Love Mrs Walker & Miss Burke 

Monday 25th January 2021

Good morning Everyone, I hope you are all well and are staying safe. We had a lot of snow yesterday, did anyone build a snowman? I would love to see your pictures, you can send them to 


Story - Rabbits in the  snow - a book of opposites by Natalie Russell (find the link below)

Nursery Rhyme - 5 Speckled Frogs

Mini Adventure - Try a new food

Daily self task - Can you help mommy to tidy away your toys?


I would love to see any of your drawings or photos, perhaps you could draw a picture of a rabbit in the snow ? Have a great week and stay safe.

Lots of love 

Mrs Walker & Miss Burke




Rabbits in the snow By Natalie Russel

Bairns Playtime,Rabbits,Storytime,Scottish storyteller,

Monday 18th January 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. Did you enjoy last weeks story about the animals who live in the snow? This week we are continuing our theme of winter and our book is an information book all about Penguins. (See the link below)


WC 18th January 2021

Story - Penguins by Victoria Ball

Nursery Rhyme - Jack and Jill

Mini Adventure - What things can you do independently?

Self-Care- Practice washing your hands for 20 seconds (can you sing our class song)


 Can you draw or paint a Penguin? perhaps you could do a mommy and baby?

I would love to see your creations, you can send them to me at

Have a great week, stay safe.

Lots of love 

Mrs Walker & Miss Burke



Well done Jaxon, you have been very busy learning at home. I am so proud of how hard you have worked, keep it up, your amazing

Penguins - information book

Did you know that CBeebies have today launched their new home learning activities for pre-school aged children.  This will be updated daily with lots of fun and games for you to enjoy at home together - just use the following link to access it

Monday 11th January 2021

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a great week last week and enjoyed our story about Jack Frost. I saw lots of frost last week and some snow. This week our story is all about different animals you might see in the snow, (find the link below) We have a new nursery rhyme too, 5 little monkeys. 

WC Monday 11th January

Story - Say hello to the snowy animals by Ian Whybrow  

Nursery Rhyme - 5 little monkeys

Mini Adventure - Can you fill in the missing words for the Nursery Rhymes?

Self Care - Practice fastening your coat independently (do it the magic way )

Perhaps you could draw a picture of a monkey jumping on a bed and don't forget to practice your monkey voice too.

If you would like to send us any photos of your learning and adventures, then please send them to .


Have a great week, stay safe,

Lots of love 

Mrs Walker & Miss Burke


Happy New Year Everyone. I hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas and Santa brought you lots of surprises.

Unfortunately we can not come back to school for a while, so I will be keeping you all up to date with our learning through our Bright Beginnings web page.


Parents will receive a text message regarding the collection of your remote learning pack, please find details below;


W/C Wednesday 6th January 2021

Story - Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara (see link below)

Nursery Rhyme - Cobbler, Cobbler

Mini Adventure - Can you visit your local park/playground?

Self Care - Practice putting their socks and shoes on independently 


Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara

A story to support Reception Workbook 4, or just for enjoyment :)

Enjoy our new story and perhaps you can teach Mommy or Daddy our Nursery Rhyme. If you want to send me any photos of your learning please do so using

Stay safe,

Kind Regards 

Mrs Walker & Miss Burke 

EYFS Christmas Photos

Merry Christmas xx