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 – Autumn Term 2019: Battles and Banquets!

Starting school is an exciting, but sometimes daunting experience for children. This is why we spend the first three weeks of Reception settling in. We get to know our classroom, our teachers and our new friends – and we get to know them! Through a variety of games, toys and group activities the children will become confident and happy learners. Then our first topic begins…Battles and Banquets!

The children will arrive at school to find a mysterious scroll delivered by a beautiful princess. The scroll will lead the children through series of clues to a sword in a stone. Who will be able to free the sword? We will then continue with a series of quests that will lead us to the ultimate reward – a magnificent banquet!

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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