Class Teacher: Miss Wenlock

Early Years practitioners: Miss Hampson, Mrs Wilson. 


Class 4 is a mix of Nursery and Reception children. We passionately follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum whereby children are enriched with a mixture of adult-led and child-initiated learning. Taking the children’s interests as a starting point, we create enriching opportunities both inside and beyond the classroom for our class to enjoy and grow together.

At Stapleford Primary School we acknowledge the expertise of parents in relation to their children and strive to work in partnership. For some children, Nursery or Reception will be their first experience of school and being away from home. With this in mind, we work closely to support both your child and parent/guardians to create a smooth transition. We encourage parents to inform us of any interests and events happening at home so we can share and celebrate these within school.

Other information and reminders:

PE is on Wednesday: please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit and school shoes. We will change into trainers when we go outside for PE.

Please provide your child with outdoor shoes (old trainers, wellies) and a named water bottle.

Reception and Nursery children will take home a home/school communication diary which will be checked each morning. This is to let us know of any news/updates/special events etc. happening at home.

Forest school is every other Thursday: please ensure that your child comes to school with weather appropriate clothing and old trainers/wellies.


Children should bring their book bag to school every day. Please make sure you look in the book bag daily. We encourage children to read/discuss their reading book at home daily with a grown up. Please record this alongside any comments within their reading records.

Each half term, your child will be sent activities to complete at home. We encourage one activity to be chosen from the list each week and returned by the following Wednesday.

The children will visit the school library every Wednesday. They will choose a book to take home to read. Please ensure you return the book in time for your child to change it the following week. Alongside this, every child will choose a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book. This can be changed freely by your child as little or as often as they wish.


Nursery children will be sent home activities to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.

Nursery will also have a reading book to share at home. Please record this alongside any comments within their reading records. The children can also freely choose a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book which can be changed as little or as often as they wish.

Spring Term 2022 

Our topic for this half term is ‘Travel Adventures’ 

The children will be learning about:

  • Our local area
  • Road Safety
  • Looking after our planet
  • Comparing different modes of transport and how they work
  • Weather and Climate
  • Locations we have travelled to/would like to travel to
  • Famous landmarks
  • Comparing different buildings
  • Comparing our local area to a different location across the world.

Things you could do at home to consolidate your child’s learning:

  • Where do I live? Where does my family live? Can you locate these places on a map? Can you create your own map?
  • How can we look after our planet? What is recycling and why is this important? Can you recycle at home?
  • Have you travelled to a different location before? Do you have any photos to share? What was the weather like? How did you travel?
  • When out and about, please encourage your child to stop, think, look and listen before crossing the road. Allow your child time to tell the grown-ups how to cross safely!
  • Daily reading. 

Phonics Playhttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/CBeebiesICT Games – teaching resources for Numeracy and Literacy with children’s activities linked to objectiveshttps://www.purplemash.com/sch/stapleford-sg14

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