Class Four: Nursery and Reception Class

Welcome Class 4’s web page. We hope you will find the information presented interesting and useful.

Class Teacher: Miss Young

Early Years practitioners: Mrs Adams, Mrs Wilson.

Class Information

Class 4 is a mix of Nursery and Reception children. The Nursery children go home at 11:45am or they can go to the lunch club until 12:45pm. Reception Class finishes at 2:55 pm.

We passionately follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Much of the teaching and learning is completed through Play Based and Child Initiated activities. Taking the children’s interests as a starting point, teachers and practitioners will plan a variety of activities designed to develop and extend children’s learning and understanding.

Children’s learning is recorded in individual Learning Journals, which include photographs, observations, and samples of work, both independent and teacher led. Parents are encouraged to contribute and share in these Journals and do this, through sending in ‘News from Home’. The children love to stand up and confidently talk about what they have learned from home with their peers.

At Stapleford Primary School we acknowledge the expertise of parents in relation to their children and strive to work closely with them. For some children, Nursery or Reception will be their first experience of school and being away from home. With this in mind, our aim is to make this as pleasurable and stress free as possible, for both the children and the parents. We provide a warm, inviting environment for learning and activities are planned carefully to provide a positive context for learning and teaching, both indoors and outdoors. Staff are available to talk to parents at the start and end of the day.

Other information and reminders:
  • PE is on Wednesday: please ensure your child has a clean, named PE kit in school.
  • Please provide your child with outdoor shoes (old trainers, wellies) and a water bottle.
  • Talk to your child about what to do in case of emergency – calling 999 and learning the home address.
  • Ensure you read regularly with your child.
  • Please ensure your child brings weather appropriate clothing hats, coats etc.
      • Reception
        • This term, children will change their books three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is important to read with your child daily and record this in their reading record.
        • Homework continues to be set on Friday and should be completed and returned by Wednesday. The children will receive weekly writing homework and fortnightly maths homework.
        • The children will continue to change their library books on Tuesday, please ensure you return the book in time for your child to change it.
        • Children should bring their book bag to school every day in order to put in letters, drawings and anything they have made, etc. to take home. Please make sure you look in the book bag and empty it of work.


        • Nursery children will continue to take home a story pack every Friday. Please ensure that you return the complete pack by the following Wednesday.

       Our topic for this half term is ‘People Who Help us’.

      Children will be learning:

      • About different people who help us look after our bodies
      • About people who help keep us safe.
      • How we can keep ourselves healthy and safe.
      • About which jobs the children might like to do.

      Things to do at home:

      • Talk to your child about what to do in case of emergency – calling 999 and learning the home address.
      • Ensure you read regularly with your child.

      Our topic for next half term is ‘Life processes’.

      Children will be learning:

      • Life cycles of different animals
      • How plants grow and planting seeds
      • How to label diagrams
      • About non-fiction books

      Things to do at home:

      • Encourage an interest in the outdoor environment
      • Continue to read daily with your child as this will help with their writing.

      Phonics Play
      ICT Games – teaching resources for Numeracy and Literacy with children’s activities linked to objectives

      If you have any questions or would like any more information please do not hesitate to contact us.