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Welcome to the Early Years


Nursery Teaching Assistant: Mrs Alison Sault

Reception Teacher: Mrs Lizzie Bailey

Reception Teaching Assistant: Miss Emma Owen


Summer Term


Animals- Summer Term 1

In Reception, we will be focussing on animals around the world. The children will get the chance to discover animals from all over the world, their habitats and how they survive. Each week will focus on different animals:
•    Jungle animals;
•    African animals;
•    Sea creatures;
•    Dinosaurs.
You can support your child by researching animals from around the world, creating pieces of art of different animals and visiting animal centres. 

Books to support:

Tyrannosaurs Drip by Julia Donaldson, Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray, Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae and Anansi and the Turtle traditional tales. 


Visit purple mash and use your school in. Play the 'Animal pairs game on purple mash.' 

Turn each card and see if you can find the matching pair of animals. 


 In Nursery, children will learn about pets, farm animals and pond life. Each week will focus on different animals, their habitats, how to care for them and different types of animals:
•    Pets.
•    Fish
•    Frogs
•    Farm animals
You can support your child by discussing pets in your family, looking at farm animals and sharing stories based on animals in the home. 

Books to support: 'Hairy Maclary' story set by Lynley Dodd, 'Old Macdonald had a farm songs' and ‘Squash and a Squeeze’ by Julian Donaldson. 
You can use Tapestry to upload any work completed at home. 


Play My pet and me game On the ceebeebies website. How do you care for your pets. Upload pictures of your pest on Tapestry. 


The Natural World- Summer term 2. 

Our second topic this term is ‘Natural world.' The children will get the chance to explore the types of plants and trees that grow in woodlands areas along with animals and their habitats. 
•    Insects in woodlands
•    Animals in woodlands
•    Bears
•    Trees and plants
•    Summer season
You can support your child by visiting local woodlands or outdoor areas and observing the natural world in action.  
Books to support: 'The very Greedy bee' by Steve Smallman, 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson, 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson, Nonfiction insect books and growing texts. 



We are having some special visitors in Summer 2. The children will be looking after a set of caterpillars in each class. Pupils will get to watch how they change from caterpillars to butterflies before releasing them into our forest area. 



Superworm story with Mrs Bailey

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Listen to Mrs Bailey read 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson. What happened in the story? Can you name all the characters in the story? What is your favourite minibeast? Go on a bug hunt with a family member and see how many you can find,

Use creative materials to make your own super bug. You could use playdough, paint or even craft materials.
Upload your picture onto your Tapestry account. We can't wait to see them!

Reception Story Cafe

Join us every Wednesday for our family story cafe. Each week we will share stories with you and your child and give you chance to enjoy exploring stories together. Sessions take place in the Reception classroom at 2:45pm. Please enter via the Oak Park entrance gate. 

Forest Session:

Our Muddy sessions focus on developing the children's physical skills. We explore how to move around the forest and also the animals that live in our forest. Children observe the changes to the environment as we move into Spring 

Forest sessions take place each Monday. 


Homework Story Sacks:

Story Sacks will be sent home every FRIDAY and must be returned every TUESDAY. Each sack includes a task sheet to choose from, key words, a storybook and resources to support you complete the tasks. Please upload any work or photos completed from your child’s story sack onto their Tapestry account. You will have received your activation email over the 6 weeks. Please contact the school office if you need to reset your account.

Virtual Reception Phonics Workshop

We have put together a virtual phonics workshop for you to access with your child at home. This workshop gives you information about RWI and includes some simple rhyming activties to play together at home. 

Please click on the link to view our Reception Phonics Video. 

Early Years Support Documents

Walsall Wood Early Years Policy

Number formation pictures