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Early Years- Nursery & Reception

EYFS in action!

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)


Summer 2

The circle of life!


We’re all going on a summer holiday…


In this topic we will be finding out about the life cycle of a hen, frog and butterfly. We will have caterpillars and observe their change into a butterfly, we will also have eggs in an incubator and hopefully have a successful chick hatch.


The Great Outdoors

The Olympic games


The Home Maker

Making and eating scrambled eggs


Big Art

Look at and recreate Monet’s Lily Pond.

Books to enjoy at home: 


Summer 2


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The very hungry caterpillar eats and eats and then something amazing happens...A lovely story for counting, introducing days of the week as well as the life cycle of a caterpillar.



Oh Dear! by Rod Campbell

Buster goes down to the farmyard to fetch the eggs for grandma. But where will he find them? Lift the flaps, meet all the farm animals, and help Buster find an egg for his breakfast.




Dora's Eggs by Julie Sykes

Dora can't help thinking that her friends' animal babies are much nicer than her newly laid eggs. But then, Dora's eggs hatch...





Chickens: Discover Pictures and Facts About Chickens For Kids! by Bold Kids

In this book, children can learn about Chickens and also discover beautiful vivid photos as well. With a bunch of facts, kids can utilize this book to study for school projects or use the information as a guide to discover and learn amazing things.




Shark in the Dark by Nick Sharratt 

Timothy Pope is looking out into the night with his telescope. Is that really a shark he can see? Turn the page and find out . . .






Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray

Billy wants only one thing for his birthday - a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket.






Woodhouse West Tour