Welcome to Early Years

In EYFS, the most important thing is that we all feel secure, happy and loved. We learn to care for each other and keep everyone safe, having lots of fun in the process of exploring and learning through play.

The Early Years Team


Miss Ansboro – EY Leader & Reception Class Teacher

Mrs Bailey – Reception Class Teacher

Miss Moore – Reception Class Teacher

Mrs Woodier – Nursery Class Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Mrs McNulty

Mrs Strachan

Miss Wilson

Mrs Baker

Miss Robertson

Nursery & Reception Welcome Message for Pupils Starting in September 2020 

A very warm welcome to our pupils who will be joining our Nursery and Reception Class in September. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances our usual transition and welcome meetings cannot take place this year, however please see the videos below for a message from Mrs Woodier (Nursery Class Teacher) and Mrs Newson (Reception Class Teacher) with some additional information about starting in September.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school for further information.


Welcome to Nursery 



Welcome to Reception 


Preparing for Nursery

Please read about preparing your child for Nursery from the downloads section below


Early Years Information

The EYFS Curriculum Map can be found in the downloads at the bottom of the page.


Spring Term

Early Years had a fantastic time learning about stories old and new as part of our first Spring term topic ‘Tell Me a Story!’. We have shared many Traditional Tales and focused on one of our favourite authors, Julia Donaldson. The children loved retelling the stories through role play and talk 4 writing activities and produced the most wonderful ‘story in a shoe box’ projects for homework.

In Spring II, we introduced our new Cornerstones Curriculum and both Nursery and Reception classes have enjoyed exploring their new topics. Nursery have been investigating Are Eggs Alive?’ and ‘Why Can’t I Have Chocolate For Breakfast?’, whilst Reception have been exploring ‘Do Cows Drink Milk?’. We look forward to answering these questions later in the term!


What to expect, when?

Please find the “What to expect, when?” document below in the downloads section for guidance to your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The document includes information about your child’s next steps and ideas of how you can support them in each area of learning.


Some useful websites

Letters and sounds is a great website for phonics games and extra information about phonics Letters and sounds

Phonics play is another fun website full of interactive phonics games Phonics Play

Teach Handwriting is an excellent website with practise worksheets and video clips demonstrating how to form letters using the pre cursive script Teach Handwriting



Parent Observations in Early Years

In Early Years, we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements – whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you about the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a ‘well-rounded’ picture of who your child really is. The following documents can be found in the downloads section below

  • Parental Observation letter
  • Star Moment sheet
  • Me, My Family & World


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Early Years team.

Early Years Newsletters: