Nursery and Reception



Acorn and Conker Classes

Teacher: Miss Hazelhurst / Mrs Ruffle

UQT: Miss Lees

HLTA: Mrs Lucy Scriven

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Beach / Mrs Long



Blossom Class

Teacher: Mrs Winter

Teaching Assistant: Miss Hall


Holly Class

Teacher: Mrs Kingsley

HLTA: Miss Hayward-Barnes

Teaching Assistant: Miss Lucas


Willow Class

Teacher: Miss Lovely

HLTA: Mrs Smith

Year Group / Class Teacher Teaching Assistants
Acorn/Conker Miss Hazelhurst / Mrs Ruffle / Miss Lees (UQT) Mrs Scriven (HLTA), Mrs Beach and Mrs Long
Blossom Mrs Winter Miss Hall
Holly Mrs Kingsley Mrs Lucas, Miss Hayward-Barnes (HLTA)
Willow Miss Lovely Mrs Smith (HLTA)

Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception Classes) Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2020: All Creatures Great and Small

When children return from the Christmas holiday, a mysterious crate will have arrived in the school from the zoo! It contains something fragile and needs to be treated with great care. Children will need to investigate what might be inside the crate and using the book Dear Zoo to help them. One day, they will arrive at school to see that it has smashed open and the animal is now on the loose! The children must make wanted posters, to try and track down the animal! Eventually the animal will come back to see us before we send it back to the zoo. Children will be invited to bring a photo of their pet into school to show the class and to talk about. We will have a ‘pet day’ with a variety of different pets visiting the school for children to investigate and explore. Throughout this topic we will be looking at animals from all over the world and looking at their similarities and differences. We will also be looking at recycling and looking at what changes we can make to help the environment. The topic will end with having a special surprise that we will reveal very soon.

At White Meadows Primary we use the Read Write Inc. phonics programme across both Key Stages up to Year 3. This phonics scheme provides a systematic approach to literacy, both reading and writing, which is fun and engaging. This is supplemented with the use of phonetically decodable books from Oxford Reading Tree and the Phonic Bug schemes, along with a range of other texts. Further details on how you can support your child can be found on the Read Write Inc. website.
In addition to the above programme, we also use the Big Write and Big Maths schemes and Little Big Maths in Foundation Stage.

Parents are welcome to approach class teachers to find out more about the curriculum at White Meadows. The following links give more details of the Early Years and National Curriculum.

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