Home Page


Welcome to the Early Years

Nursery Teacher: Mrs Debbie Darby

Nursery Teaching Assistant: Mrs Alison Sault

Reception Teacher: Mrs Lizzie Bailey

Reception Teaching Assistant: Miss Emma Owen


Autumn Term

Our first topic is all about ‘Ourselves’  As your children work in the different areas of learning, and in groups doing maths and literacy activities, they will be developing important skills and concepts.  During this first topic children will be investigating:

  • Our bodies and how we have grown and changed.

It would be nice if every child could bring in a photo of themselves when they were a baby. Please put your child’s name on the back.

  • Our families and people who are important to us.
  • Establishing relationships within our ‘School family’.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Feelings and ways to express their own feelings appropriately.
  • Celebrations in the children’s lives.

We will finish this topic looking at Diwali celebrations and the story of Rama and Sita.

In Nursery:

  • Ourselves
  • Our families
  • Our friends

In Reception

  • How I have changed over time?
  • Our bodies
  • Our school
  • Our community

You can support your child in this topic by talking about their likes and dislikes, making family trees and learning about our local community. 

Books to support:

  • 'Mum and dad make me laugh' by Nick Sharratt.
  • The Funny Bones collection of stories by Allan Ahlberg.
  • 'The Large Family' by Jill Murphy. 


Also this half term we will be looking at Autumn celebrations. This will include:

  • Changes to the environment in Autumn
  • Signs of Autumn
  • Halloween and Bonfire celebrations
  • Diwali celebrations


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 effects the Autumn and Winter seasons have on our forest area.

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.

Leafman story fun

Still image for this video
Listen to Mrs Bailey read 'leafman'by Lois Elhert. What animals did you see? What was your favourite part?

Click on this link if the above video will not load:

Make your own self portrait using Autumn objects and materials. Can you describe your leaf person? What Autumn objects did you chose to use and why?
Upload your leaf person onto your Tapestry account. We can't wait to see them!

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. 

Number formation pictures