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 – 19.07.2019

We have had a brilliant week, the children have been surprisingly calm bearing in mind how tired they are and what an exciting week they have had. We were really pleased to hear how much the children enjoyed their visits to their new classes.

On Tuesday 23rd July we have our Bike and Scoot Trail. Last year we had a fantastic time on an amazing trail set up by Mrs Steven so we are sure the children will love it. If you would like your child to participate they will need to wear a helmet. Please bring the bikes or scooters into the Reception garden where we will have an area set up to store them to keep them safe. The children will only be able to use them on the field whilst on the trail not throughout the day.

Photos of us enjoying the trail will go on Tapestry on Tuesday and this will be the last post we will be adding this year. All Nursery profiles continue into Reception and for those in Reception, or going onto a different school, you will receive a PDF of the entire Learning Journey from their time at Sebert Wood.

The weather is expected to get very hot again next week. Please ensure your child has had sun cream applied before school and that they have a hat in school too.


This week we have had lots of pirate fun; walking the plank in phonics, using Beebots to find treasure, making treasure islands and writing messages to go in bottles. We hunted for hidden words on gold coins and everyone was really impressed when we were able to read the words too!

Next week we are looking forward to having some party games and a picnic with Reception on Wednesday.


We asked the children to choose what they wanted to do in this week’s PE session. They chose football, tennis and to go onto Loggy. Some Year 6 children came to help and we had a wonderful time. This is our final PE session and the children will not need PE kits again this term.

Next week we are looking forward to having some party games and a picnic with Nursery on Wednesday.

All the reading books and reading logs will be collected in on Monday ready for Year 1.

Please bring a named carrier bag into school on Monday so we can give you any outstanding work and pictures.



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