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Early Years- Nursery & Reception

General Information



Nursery: Our teacher is Miss O'Brien

Reception: Our teachers are Miss Wood and Miss Kirkham

Support Staff: Supporting us in Foundation Stage are Mrs Wiberg, Mrs Dearden, Mrs Mayfield, Mrs Parkin and Mrs Barnes


PE: Our PE day in Reception is Friday

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)


Outdoor learning-This next half term could be very cold, please ensure your child wears a warm coat and a hat and gloves as we will be outdoors everyday.


Home Learning:

Please support your child by reading to them as often as possible. Practising writing their name and ensuring that children can form their letters.


Each week, children will be sent home an activity to be completed in their home learning book. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic, reading, phonics or maths that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to (Reception) (Nursery)



In our topic Brr! We will be asking the question ' What is ice?' and investigating how we can make it in the home and why do we sometime have ice outside in winter. The children will be visiting the magical ice castle where they can act out and retell stories. they will be learning about animals, their habitats and facts living at the North and South Pole.


Bear Necessities

In the 'Bear Necessities' topic children will learn the stories ' Bear hunt-Michael Rosen' and 'Goldilocks and the 3 bears' so that they can retell and act out the stories. We will make maps of the bear hunt story and the route from Goldilocks house to the bears house. They will learn facts about different bears and learn where they live in the world. 

Books to enjoy at home: 


Spring 1


 The Runaway Pancake by Mairi MacKinnon 

When seven hungry children have pancakes for breakfast, one pancake refuses to be eaten, jumps out of the pan and rolls right away. Can the runaway pancake escape from the whole family?






Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Ben couldn't be more delighted to find a penguin inside his present. “Hello, Penguin!” he says. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin, he pulls his funniest face, he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. “Can’t you talk?” says Ben. Penguin says nothing. It isn’t until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks and when he does, Ben discovers something that was really worth the wait.



Penguin Small by Mick Inkpen 

Penguin Small is a classic story by Mick Inkpen with a surprise giant fold-out page. It tells the story of the last North Pole penguin, who as it turns out was also the smallest penguin! He wants to join his friends in the South Pole, but he's afraid of the water. If only penguins could fly...



Snow Bears by Martin Waddell

When Mummy Bear comes out to play with her baby bears, she finds three small snow bears instead. They don't look like her baby bears – but they love to play just the same games! Three little bears, a game of snowballs and hot toast by an open fire are the magical ingredients brought together in this wonderful family tale. 


We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen 

Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!