Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery

Our Staff Team :

Mrs Gaskin is our Early Years Practitioner.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Mott and Mrs Scott.

All teaching staff have time for Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA).  Mrs Mott will be covering in Nursery  at this time.

Mrs. Dade is the Early Years Leader and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

Our Catkins staff are Mrs Buckle and Mrs Scott.


For information on our curriculum, please see our Curriculum page.


EYFS Weekly Update – 29.11.2019


It was great to see so many of you on Wednesday playing games with the children.

Thank you so much to Elliot’s Mum for coming in to help us celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday and bringing the delicious pumpkin pie in for snack time. We have put lots of photos on Tapestry along with all the ones from our games morning / afternoon.

Next week the sound of the week is i


Our rehearsals for our play have been going really well and we are pleased with how hard the children are trying to remember what they need to be doing. Thank you for all the extras you have provided for the costumes. Please make sure all the extras are brought into school in a named carrier bag by Thursday.

We can’t wait to see the children’s faces when we arrive at Winter Wonderland; this is our third year and each time it gets better! We will not be able to take the children unless you have given us permission so please ensure the slips are returned to school. Any parent / carer helpers would be great so please let Mrs Smith know if you are available.

Have a lovely weekend

Nursery & Reception Team



Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning is a fundamental part of learning at in the EYFS and we operate a free flow system where the children can choose whether to learn outside or inside. The children have access to the outdoor area throughout the day and we set up activities that support and enhance the learning of what we are doing inside. At times these activities can be messy and whilst we do our best not to get too muddy and aim to put on aprons – there are times when the children will get dirty! Please can you provide wellies that we can keep in school.


Useful websites and information for parents

What to expect, When?  – Guidance to your child’s learning and development