Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery

Our Staff Team :

Mrs Gaskin is our Early Years Practitioner.  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Mott.

All teaching staff have time for Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA).  Mrs Reynolds 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 – 05.07.2019

This Tuesday 9th July at 10am is our Sports Morning and it will be based on the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We have decided that it would be easier if the children came in already dressed for PE. They will all need shorts and a T shirt, a sunhat and a named water bottle please and any long hair will need to be tied up and earrings removed.

We had a quick run through this week and the children loved it and that was without the props! All the children will be in groups and starting at different points in the trail. On Monday we will send home a map so you all know where to start and the trail will then continue anti-clockwise!

Date for your diary ….On Tuesday 23rd July the children will have the opportunity to do a ‘scoot and ride’ trail in school. There will be a trail set up in school for the children to use on their bikes and scooters. If you would like your child to take part they will have to have a safety helmet.


We have really enjoyed travelling to the seaside and going on holiday this week! We have been swimming in the sea,, making sandcastles,, surf boards, and boats…..obviously all in our play! We have had lots of play-dough ice creams aswell. This week we harvested out potatoes and made them into some delicious chips!

Next week we will be continuing our seaside theme.

This week was the last week for the phonics activities, so if you haven’t already done so, please can you return the bag next week.


We are all looking forward to our Sports morning and just before our run through last week we read the story to the children. Several children commented that they had a different version at home. We would like to compare the stories and would be grateful if we could borrow them next week. Please make sure they are named.

This week we harvested our potatoes, there is always a little competition between the classes and this year Rainbow Class grew the most – but Sunshine’s were heavier! On Tuesday we turned them into some delicious crisps made with 3 different flavours.

Can we just remind you that the children should only have water in their bottles. We do make sure all the children drink throughout the day and refill them when they are empty.

The School reports are coming home today, with details of who will be teaching the children in Year 1. The teachers have already been visiting the children in Reception and the Teachers have met to discuss the needs of each child. The following week our classes will spend two days in their new Year 1 classrooms with their new teachers. The children have made great progress this year and we want to make this transition as smooth as possible. If your child has any particular worries or concerns, please let a member of staff know so we can address them.

This Monday, 8th July there will be an Open Evening in school for the children to show their parents their work. In Reception all the children’s work will go home in the last week of term. Mrs. Dade and Mrs. Matthews will be available if you would like to come in for an informal chat.

Have a lovely weekend

The Reception & Nursery Teams


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