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Welcome to Nursery 2021



Every child in Nursery is allocated a key worker.  You will be informed of your child's key worker who will;

  • Work alongside parents and carers to ensure that there is continuity of care for the child thus supporting the child’s emotional well-being.
  • Observes the child to identify how they learn through their play, their next aspect of development, what their interests are, whether there is any cause for concern or need for extra support.
  • Keep a record of your child's learning journey and update it regularly on Tapestry.




In the Early Years we have developed a wonderful curriculum which caters for the children's interests.  The overview below contains an outline of the topics we cover, but the content of the topics are adapted according to the needs and interests of our children. To find out more information about our EYFS curriculum please see the curriculum map below. 


For more information on the new Early Years Curriculum 2021 please go to - Key Information- Curriculum - Early Years. 

Alternatively please go to the bottom of the page and click on the document 'Development matters ages and stages'. 

Nursery text overview

Summer Term 2022


This term nursery and Reception will be following the theme of ‘Nature Detectives’. 

In nursery, we will be looking at the topic ‘farm’, ‘Under the sea’, ‘Summer and Holidays’, ‘beach and seaside’ and reading a range of stories

Farm themed books:

Squash and squeeze

Summer, beach and sea-based books:


Letters and Sounds

Please can I remind parents that we follow a letter each week (reminders are often put on the nursery door) and that the children are allowed to bring in a small inexpensive item starting with the particular sound.

Week beginning 06.01.20- Recapping over the letters s,a,t,p,i,n,m,g,o,c, k, ck, e, u, r, h,b,f,ff,l,ll,ss,j,v,w,x,y,z,zz.  Diagraphs, ‘qu’, ‘ch’,’sh’, ‘th’, ‘ng’ ‘ai’, ‘ee’ ‘igh’, ‘oa’.

Week beginning 19.04.22- recapping over all the letters and diagraphs.

Week beginning 25.04.22- diagraphs ‘oo’ and ‘ar’.

Week beginning 03.05.22- diagraphs ‘or’ and ‘ur’.

Week beginning 09.05.22- diagraphs ‘ow’ and ‘oi’.

Week beginning 16.05.22- diagrpraphs ‘ear’ and ‘air’.

Week beginning 23.05.22- recapping over all the letters.

Week beginning 13.06.22- recapping over all the letters.

Week beginning 20.06.22- diagraphs ‘ure’ and ‘er’.


For the rest of the time at Nursery we will be continuing to recap over all the sounds learnt and deeply focusing on phase 2 tricky words. These are:

No, go, I, into, the and to.

Please keep listening to the tricky word’s song on YouTube. Here is the link below:


Stay and Play Sessions

Thursday 5th May- 8.45am-9.45am.

Monday 16 May- 12.30-1.30pm.


Please remember to put all day sun cream on your child in HOT weather


Sports Day 2022

On Wednesday the 22nd of June, Nursery and Reception participated in 'Sports Day'. All the parents enjoyed seeing the children doing really well. 


Welcome the January starters

What a busy half term Nursery have had! World book Day, Pirate day, Superheroes, Chinese New Year, Occupations, Jack and the beanstalk and Holi. WOW!!!!!

Meet the teacher 

Thanks to all the parents that came to meet the teacher. Don't worry if you didn't get chance to make it as I have added the PowerPoint below.