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         Autumn Term 1 Newsletter



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! 



Autumn 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 also enjoying lots of activities on the build up to Christmas! 


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





                                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, 'Pete the Cat - I Love My White Shoes' and 'Time For Bed, Fred'. 






 We will talk about the stories, re-tell them in our own words and draw pictures our favourite characters. We will also describe the characters in the stories and make our own story maps and class book. While reading, we will look at the features of cats and dogs, learn about different types of pets and hoe to look after them. We will also learn new words to describe what the pets looks like, and encourage children to share ideas about the stories.                         



We will be sharing the text 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 recognising our names, making marks on paper to represent our names and giving meaning to the marks in our drawings. .

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 and story maps.







In Maths we will be counting, saying numbers in order up to 10.  We will also begin to recognise numbers to 10 and subitise up to 3 (fast recognition of objects without having to count them individually).  We will also continue or maths learning through games and number rhymes!






We will also be talking about and exploring 2d 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 and voices and finding words that rhyme.  We will also start to learn letter sounds this half term - thinking about what sound our own name begins with and what sound different objects start with.






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.