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Telephone: 0161 773 9554
Telephone: 0161 773 9554

Welcome to Early Years!

In the Foundation Stage, children of both Nursery and Reception age (three – five years) are taught in a stimulating and exciting environment. We currently offer both full-time and part-time places to Nursery aged children.

The Foundation Stage is split into 7 areas of learning.

The Prime Areas

These three prime areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive

  • Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

The Specific Areas

Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

  • Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
  • Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Our EYFS Curriculum

Our Early Years Curriculum Part 1

Our Early Years Curriculum Part 2

Yearly Overview

Yearly overview Nursery 23-24

Reception Yearly Overview

Termly Curriculum Plans

NURSERY Autumn 1 & 2 2023

Reception Autumn 1

Reception Autumn 2

Reception Overview Spring 1

Nursery Overview Spring 1 and 2

Reception Overview Spring 2

Reception Overview Summer 1

Nursery Overview Summer 1

EYFS Staff



Mrs Richardson (Mon – Weds)

Mrs Hood (Thur – Fri)


Mrs Harper-Taylor – RHT (EYFS Lead)

Miss Malik – RM

Teaching Assistants

Mrs N Bhakar

Ms A Woolfenden

Miss H Abbey

Mrs L Parish

Mrs A Williamson


Mrs Morris

Miss Saunders



Nursery Spring 1 Homework Tasks

Nursery Spring 2 Homework Tasks 

Nursery Summer 1 Homework Tasks

Nursery Summer 2 Homework Tasks


Reception Autumn 1 Homework

Reception Autumn 2 Homework

Reception Spring 1 Homework

Reception Spring 2 Homework

Reception Summer 1 Homework

Reception Summer 2 Homework


Reception Take Home Books Letter – Take home books letter

FT Lunchtime Cover Nursery Fees Sept2023

NSPCC Pants Letter

Nursery Mobile Farm Letter

ZooLab Letter July 2024

General Election Letter 2024

Nursery Little Barn Mobile Farm Reminder

Phonics Newsletters and Guides – Reception only

Please click the link below to access the alliteration, actions and rhymes that support our children when learning new sound sin phonics.


Phase 2

Week Commencing 2/10/23 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-2-Group-1

Week Commencing 9/10/23 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-2-Group-2

Week Commencing 16/10/23 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-2-Group-3

Week Commencing 30/10/23 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-2-Group-4

Week Commencing 6/11/2023 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-2-Group-5

Week Commencing 13/11/2023 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-2-Group-6

Phase 3

Week Commencing 8/1/24 –Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-3-Group-1-Supersonic-Cursive

Week Commencing 15/1/24 – Parents-Newsletter-Phase-3-set-2-Supersonic-Cursive

Week Commencing 21/1/24 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-3-Group-3-Supersonic-cursive

Week Commencing 29/1/24 – Parents-Newsletter-Phase-3-set-4-Supersonic-Cursive-1

Week Commencing 5/2/24 – Parents-Newsletter-Phase-3-set-5-Supersonic-Cursive-1

Week Commencing 12/2/24 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-3-Group-6-Supersonic-Cursive

Week Commencing 26/2/24 – Parents-Newsletter-The-Basics-3-Group-7-cursive


Handwriting – Reception only

Parent Guides

Letter to Parents – Handwriting in Reception

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Len’s Ladder Letters 1 Parents Newsletter cursive

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Len’s Ladders 2 Parents Newsletter cursive curly k

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