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Nursery, Reception & Year 1

Phase 1 in action!

General Information




Nursery: Miss O'Brien

Reception/Year 1: Miss Kirkham, Mrs Podloga, Mrs Escott and Mrs Wiberg

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Dearden, Mrs Mayfield, Mrs Barnes and Mrs Denton



Our PE days are Thursday and Friday


Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.


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:

Over the Autumn and Spring Term it can get very cold, please ensure your child wears a warm coat, 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) or share them with the year group's Twitter page. 



Let's Celebrate!

This half term we will be learning about different celebrations including weddings, christenings and birthdays. This will culminate in a party planned, prepared and organised by the children. We will be learning about when our birthday is and why it is special to us. We will learn the days of the week and months of the year. We will be designing and making cards, writing invitations and following instructions to participate in party games. As part of our maths learning we will be weighing and measuring ingredients to make food for our party.

Books to enjoy at home: 


Autumn 1


The Scarecrows' Wedding by Julia Donaldson

The Scarecrows' Wedding is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.


Kipper's Birthday by Mick Inkpen

Kipper's birthday is tomorrow. He bakes a yummy cake to share with his friends and writes some invitations. But when he writes 'come tomorrow' and hands them out on his birthday morning, things all get a bit confusing...Luckily it all turns out well in the end when his friends arrive with the best present ever!



Let's Celebrate!: Special Days Around the World by Kate DePalma and Martina Peluso

Lyrical, sensory nonfiction text and vibrant illustrations invite readers to experience a child’s-eye view of 13 special days around the world, such as the Spring Festival, Inti Raymi, Eid al-Fitr, Día de Muertos and the New Yam Festival. Includes a global festival calendar and educational notes about why we celebrate.






Woodhouse West Tour