Ewyas Harold Primary School

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Hello and welcome to Nursery.

The Teacher in Nursery is Miss Jefferies with Mrs Preece teaching on a Tuesday morning.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Woodward.

During your child's time in Nursery we will work from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document. This means our curriculum is split into 7 areas of development that the adults will observe your children in and plan their next steps.

The areas we will cover in the curriculum are listed below—if you want extra detail please just ask.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development– supporting building friendships and becoming independent with needs. We are promoting manners and encouraging “please” and “thank you”. We will also support their developing empathy and their understanding of other children’s needs and opinions.

Communication and Language– Developing and building speaking and listening skills through phonic group games.  We will share stories , rhymes and songs to support listening skills and expanding knowledge by asking simple questions

Physical Development– Playing on bikes and scooters outside and using and building/climbing equipment will develop strength and balance.  Also we will explore large gross movements in readiness for pencil and cutting skills. Children will also be   routinely encouraged to put on their own coat and wellies.

Literacy - Name recognition is the first step to writing their name, differentiating numbers from letters and mark making on different surfaces are key areas we target. Self registering is the first step by  finding their name and hanging it on coat hooks when entering Nursery. Please support your child in doing this to share their success.

Maths– Counting is the initial focus followed by number recognition.  We will sing number songs and role play number stories, playing games with numbers.  Please support your child by counting with them whenever the opportunity arises.

Understanding of the World- We will be visiting our forest area routinely, developing an understanding of the natural world. Bugs, worms and mini beasts are fascinating there, the children also have lots of mud play.

Expressive Art and Design– Lots of resources are used here, for example, paints, collage, junk modelling and dressing up fabrics!  The children will be given the opportunity to express themselves through role play, small world, and music.


The curriculum can be messy when it is enjoyed to the full, we appreciate your support and understanding that whilst we encourage aprons and protective clothing to be worn the children don’t always share our enthusiasm (and can be quicker than us getting to the water tray!)

As the weather is unpredictable, please can you send a coat everyday (and hats and gloves if chilly)  Naming them saves a lot of searching and means they normally get returned correctly if they become lost.  Many thanks in advance.

We look forward to a busy year!