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Nursery Julia Donaldson Class

This term, nursery will be following the theme of ‘Little Explorers’. 

We will be reading the following stories (see below).



We’re going on a bear hunt.

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Chinese New Year


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 02.01.22- Recapping over the letters s,a,t,p,i,n,m,g,o,c, k, ck, e, and u.  

Week beginning 09.01.23- letters r and h.

Week beginning 16.01.23- letters b and f,ff.

Week beginning 23.01.23- letters l, ll and j.

Week beginning 30.01.23- letters v and w.

Week beginning 06.02.23- letters x and y.

Week beginning 20.02.23- letters z and zz.

After this, we will continue to recap and look over phase 2 tricky words.

No, go, I, to and the.


Stay and Play Sessions


There will be no ‘stay and play’ sessions throughout Spring term 1- this is due to settling in the new children.

The next session will be: Tuesday 28th February at 8.35am-9.45am. Wednesday 15th of March at 2.15pm.

March at 2.15pm.

School Behaviour Charter

In September 2021, our school implemented a new Behaviour Policy which is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):

  • Consistent, calm adult behaviour,

  • Relentless Routines,

  • First attention to best conduct,

  • Scripting difficult conversations,

  • Restorative Follow-up.


We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.

Long term overview

Nursery text overview



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'.