Welcome to Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)

Meet the team


                                                                   Mrs Taylor                 Mrs Carolan                Miss Sellars                Miss Bowyer              




For more information regarding Nursery please click on the links below


Welcome Poster         Welcome Video         Nursery Classroom         Nursery Outdoor Area


Nursery Curriculum Map         Summer Newsletter          Knowledge Organiser



Welcome to Nursery!

Welcome to Nursery in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We are really pleased that our new children have settled so well into our Nursery class. 

For support or any questions please contact Mrs Taylor on 


 We are always happy to help! 



Summer Term 2

Now that we are all settled into school, we will spend lots of time playing, learning new skills, building on friendships, talking to both adults and children and developing our independence.


We will also have lots of fun reading, singing, dancing and taking part in activities that are linked to our new topic 'Marvelous Minibeast'.  

Marvelous Minibeast




                                Please see our class Knowledge Organiser for more information about our topic and activities that you can complete at home.                        











In Literacy our learning will be based around two fantastic stories, 'Walter's Wonderful Web' and 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. 






 We will talk about the stories, re-tell them in our own words, draw pictures of our favourite characters and write labels for them. We will also describe the characters in the stories and make our own story maps and class book.

While reading, we will look at how spiders and caterpillars grow, what caterpillars turn into and we will be finding out about different types of minibeast you could find in the garden. We will also learn new words to describe what the different minibeast look like, and encourage children to share ideas about the stories and ask lots of questions.     


We will also read lots of other minibeast stories, including 'The Very Busy Spider' and 'The Bad Tempered Ladybird'.                    



We will be sharing the texts in our key groups and then following on our learning through activities in our continuous provision both inside and outside.


 We will also be focusing on writing our names independently with good pencil control and careful letter formation,  giving meaning to the marks in our drawings and listening for/writing the initial and other sounds in words. 

We will  be encouraging children to join in with stories, songs and rhymes, as well as speaking to others and re-telling the familiar stories to our friends using pictures, masks, props and story maps.







In Maths we will be counting, saying one number for each item in order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and knowing that the last number reached when counting a set of objects tells us how many there are in total.  We will also be learning to subitise (fast recognition of numbers)  up to 5, writing and recognising numbers up to 10.






 We will also be learning about shapes - talking about, describing and exploring 2d and then 3d shapes. 








Reading Packs

Every child in Nursery has a reading pack.  Inside is a story for you to share together. It is a great opportunity to spend quiet time together at the end of a busy day. When reading, encourage your child to join in with repeated parts of the story, talk about what they can see in the pictures and add actions.  When you have finished, ask lots of questions about the story such as 'who is in the story?', 'where is the story set?' and 'what happened in the story?'.  We will change your reading book each week, please bring in your reading pack every day.






In Nursery we take part in daily phonics sessions - these involve learning new songs and rhymes, listening to and making different sounds with our bodies, voices and instruments and finding words that rhyme.  We will also continue to learn letter sounds this half term, what they sound like, what they look like and how to write them.


We will also be doing lots of 'Fred Talk' activities - this is where we hear all of the sounds in words.  We start with simple three letter words such as 'c' 'a' 't', listening for the soundsand saying them out loud.  We will also write down the sounds we can hear in words. This will help up to prepare for our reading and writing as we move into Reception.






Home learning

Children will bring home a 'home learning' book.  Each week there will be a song, activity, story or game to play and talk about at home. New home learning will be given out on a Friday, please return by the following Thursday.