Teaching staff in EYFS:

Teacher in Nursery: Mrs Gascoigne

Support staff in Nursery: Mrs Lindsley.  Mrs Underwood. Miss Richardson

Teaching staff in Reception: Mrs Anderson ( EYFS lead ) and Mr Amundsen

Support staff in Reception: Miss Firth, Miss Pescod and Miss Walker.

This half term in Nursery, we have been settling into school life and getting to know our key adults and our peers. We have spent time exploring feelings through the story “The Colour Monster”. We have already engaged in lots of hands-on, practical experiences such as exploring autumn, making scarecrows and decorating pumpkins.

In Reception this term we have been busy learning about the Little Red Hen and making bread just like in the story.  We loved our Autumn walk too.

Curriculum Information


The Nursery curriculum aims to support children as they develop key skills in both the 3 Prime areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and also Physical Development, as well as the 4 Specific areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

The possible lines of development will depend on the interests of the children. These will be developed through the use of stories, visits and visitors. They generally encompass the changing seasons, major festivals, the weather, people who help us, traditional tales and life cycles.

The interests which the children present will be used to ensure that all aspects of the curriculum are covered. These aspects are making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour, moving and handling, health and self-care, listening and attention, understanding and speaking, reading, writing, numbers, shape, space and measures, people and communities, the world, technology, exploring and using media and materials and being imaginative.

Please click here to access information on the Nursery curriculum:-


In Reception we try to use the children’s interests to plan activities and experiences which will help to achieve the objectives stated in the EYFS Statutory Framework. Planning is based loosely around a theme and objectives are covered throughout the three terms.

There are seven areas of learning and these are split into Prime Areas and Specific Areas.

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The children will receive a rich range of experiences, across all areas of learning throughout their Reception Year in order to meet The Early Learning Goals which they are assessed against at the end of Reception.

Parents will be informed Termly of the broad topics that are being covered and will be given the objectives that the children are working towards. For more information please view our curriculum plans:-

The phonics / reading scheme used in Reception is Read Write Inc.

Parents of Reception aged children may find the following documents useful.  These are the documents we use to plan from and assess against:-

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)