Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery

Our Staff Team :

Teachers : Mrs Stephanie Maddock is the teacher in the Nursery.

Teaching Assistants : Mrs Gaskin is our Early Years Practitioner.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Albrow, Miss Allan, Mrs Mott and Mrs Scott.

All teachers have time for Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA).  Mrs Gaskin 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 Albrow, Miss Allan, Mrs Mott and Mrs Scott.

Nursery and reception curriculum

To view a booklet that helps you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years please click here.

EYFS Weekly Update – 16.11.2018

We had a wonderful time on Friday in our spotty clothes!

The luxury hampers created by each year group have always been a sought after prize each Christmas. This year we are going to be creating an EYFS hamper combining the Nursery and Reception colours to make a magnificent red, gold and silver one. Please add your donations to the boxes outside Nursery and Reception. Next week in Maths we will be focussing on number; accurate counting, adding one more or one less and we will also be trying to write numbers too.


Nursery made some Teddy Biscuits and Reception made some Poppy tarts.


We have really enjoyed the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt; look out for the Tapestry pictures and videos of what we found!

Our sound table is always really popular; the children enjoy looking at the objects they have all brought in and they have been having a go at writing the letters too. This is helps the children to think about the initial sound in words. Sometimes the initial sound of a word or object isn’t the same as the spelling for example the initial sound in sheep is ‘sh’. Next week our sound of the week with be‘t’


Sunshine Class went to the woods this week to make patterns with natural materials and next week it will be Rainbow Class’ turn.

We have begun thinking about our Christmas performance; we have chosen to do a play entitled Christmas Eve in the Toyshop and this week we start our rehearsals. Once we have finalised the roles we will send you more details of any clothes or costumes we will need. Please don’t go and buy anything new.

We know the children are enjoying sharing their reading activity bags and books with you at home and it would really help us if you let us know how they get on with them at home. Please write a comment in the reading record book.

As the school hall is going to be used for rehearsals we will not be doing inside PE and therefore the children will not need their PE kit in school until January.

Our Book Club question this week is; how did the book make you feel? We want the children to talk about their book honestly and so we tell them it is okay to say they didn’t like the book!

We hope you have a restful weekend from everyone in the Early Years 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.