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Christopher Hatton



Teacher: Jackie Thomas

Nursery Nurse: Tracey Davies and Elif Hacket

You can email Jackie on nursery@chrishatton.camden.sch.uk but please be aware that teachers may not be able respond immediately.  If you have an urgent inquiry please email the office on admin@chrishatton.camden.sch.uk.

Class Information

Topic Overview 2021-22

Transition information

Nursery Nursery to Reception

Class Photographs

Our first visit from The Foundling Museum.

On Thursday, an artist visited and talked to us about how the Foundling children lived in the Foundling Hospital.

She shared pictures of the dormitories where the Foundling children used to sleep and talked about how it must have felt. She then talked to the children about the stars the children could have seen through the windows. The children spent time making their own stars, which were hung around the room. At the end of the session, the children all pretended to go to bed and watched stars on the Nursery ceiling. The children loved every minute.

Nursery: The Foundling Museum Visit 1

 Staying cool!

Nursery: Staying Cool!


Nursery have enjoyed learning about lifecycles and watching our caterpillars turn in to butterflies. It was lovely to watch them fly away.

Nursery: Butterflies

Eid Party

We had great fun at our Eid Party. We were very lucky to have so much lovely food and kind people to help us.

Eid Party

Foundling Museum visit

We visited the Foundling Museum again. Paul told us the story of one of the paintings and we learned some songs all about it.

Foundling Museum visit

Egg Hunt!

Nursery: Egg Hunt!

Visit to the Foundling Museum on World Book Day

Nursery visited The Foundling Museum on World Book Day. Lemn Sissay had Covid, so it was a Zoom meeting, but Greg Stobbs, the illustrator,  was there. Lemn spoke to each child individually over zoom to admire their masks. He read his book 'Don't ask the dragon' and Greg taught everyone how to draw the characters. After this the children were given a hard back copy of the book each and then we all went downstairs for a music session about the book with Paul.

Nursery: Foundling Museum visit on World Book Day

 Year 2 and Nursery sharing books for World Book Day

Nursery: World Book Day reading with Year 2

 Bird cakes

We talked about how to look after birds in winter and made some bird cakes to feed the birds in our outside area.

Bird Cakes


Pancake Day is coming up, so we talked about our favourite toppings, tasted pancakes, flipped them and even had pancake races.

Nursery: Pancakes!

 Chinese New Year

We had fun celebrating Chinese New Year.We made our own Chinese Dragon and made up a dance to Chinese music.

Nursery: Chinese New Year

 Paul from the Foundling Museum

Paul from the Foundling Museum visited us again and told us all about George King and his life in the Navy. We looked at some of the countries he visited, what life was lie at sea and learned some sea shanties.

Paul from the Foundling Museum

Winter Wonderland

We have been enjoying decorating the classroom - making a winter wonderland and Stickman's family tree.

Nursery: Winter Wonderland

The Little Angel Theatre

Nursery went to The Little Angel Theatre in Islington to watch a performance of 'The Storm Whale' based on the book by Benji Davis. Everyone had a great time and the bus journey was also a great success.

Nursery: Angel Theatre

 Grethe from The Foundling Museum

We had a visit from another Foundling Museum artist. Her name was Grethe. She told us all about a Foundling called George King who wrote about his life and his time in the Navy - there is an exhibition about him at The Foundling Museum.  We used singing and drama to explore this story. We learnt about the figureheads on ships and made a cyclops mask.

Nursery: Foundling Museum Grethe

 Matt from The Foundling Museum

We had a visit from Matt, an another artist working with the Foundling Museum. He talked to the children about exhibitions at the museum and then helped them all to make houses using various recycled materials.

Nursery: Foundling Museum Visitor


Nursery have been helping to make our school look nice by digging up weeds and planting new flowers.

Nursery: Gardening

 Paul from The Foundling Museum

This week we had a visit from Paul from The Foundling Museum. He told the story of  the musician Handel and how he helped the children of the Foundling Hospital. Our children listened to music and joined in with singing and dancing. They learned the different sounds of musical instruments and how to clap along to a beat.

They all danced with scarves to Handel's water music and then made their own firework display for Handels's music for fireworks.

Nursery: The Foundling Museum

 Playdough Fun!

We have been making our own playdough in Nursery. We enjoyed being able to measure out the ingredients, mix them up and choose our favourite colours.

Nursery: Playdough Fun

 Nursery Outdoor Environment

We have been enjoying making use of our outdoor environment. The children have had great fun developing their problem solving skills through experimentation, developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness?. 

Nursery Class Outside Environment

First Week In Nursery!

We have had a fabulous first week at Nursery. The children have been spending time getting to know each other and the Nursery environment, exploring the classroom and outdoor space. They have had a lot of fun exploring, experimenting and making new friends. 

First Week in Nursery Class

EYFS Earth Summit 2021

Drama Workshop

Nursery took part in a Drama4All workshop. The story was set under the sea and was all about sea creatures. Everybody took part beautifully and thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Butterfly Life cycle - Butterflies!

We have had so much fun watching our caterpillars grow in to butterflies and were so happy to let them go and watch them fly away. 

10 Things to Help the World

This term, we are looking at 10 things we can do to help the world. As part of this, we are talking about how to help insects and wildlife. We had great fun making some bird cakes to feed the birds and some bug hotels out of recycled materials. We are now looking out for any new visitors to our outside area.

Butterfly Life cycle - Caterpillars!

We have some caterpillars in Nursery and are learning about the life cycle of the butterfly. We have really enjoyed being able to look closely at them and have noticed that they are always eating and have grown a lot already. We are now looking forward to seeing them turn into butterflies.

Easter Egg Hunt

In Nursery we had an egg hunt. They were hidden all around the lower playground. We were really good at finding the eggs which we brought back to the classroom and decorated carefully.

World Book Day

On Thursday it was World Book Day. The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters and talking about their favourite books. We read stories, told stories, made books and acted out traditional tales on our stage. It was a fun day.

Foundling Museum Uniform workshop 2

Following on from the uniforms we designed for the foundling children, this week Nursery made their own school uniform to wear. They used tissue and masking tape, thinking about how it would feel to wear the same as their friends and the same outfit every day of the year. The children also talked about how they liked their clothes to be comfortable and not scratchy. When they had finished making their uniform, the children lined up outside to be inspected by a very strict matron, just as the foundling children would have.

Foundling Museum Uniform workshop

In this workshop, Nursery talked about the school uniform the foundlings wore every single day. They designed their own uniform for the children, making it more fun and exciting. 

Foundling Museum Medal workshop

The children took part in an art workshop from The Foundling Museum. They learned how the children from the Foundling Hospital often joined the forces and were presented with a medal for their service.

The children used various art materials to create their own medal and at the end of the day  sat in a circle and said why each child deserved their medal. The children literally glowed with pride as their friends gave reasons.

Whatever Next 

We read the book 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. The children then made their own plans for an adventure in space. They made spaceships, decided what they needed to wear and chose companions. They also wrote their own packing lists of what they would bring to space and collected the right number of objects.