Class Teacher: Miss Wenlock

Early Years practitioners: Miss Hampson, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Woodley. 

 Welcome back Class 4 and a huge welcome to all of our new starters.


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. Nursery children are now able to stay all day. Contact the school office for further information regarding our 30 hours provision.

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.


Our Nursery is now open all day for those that wish to stay in the afternoon. Contact the school office for further information regarding our 30 hours provision.

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

Nursery will also have a library book to share at home. The children can also freely choose a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book which can be changed as little or as often as they wish.

Autumn Term 2023

Our topic for this half term is ‘Healthy Me’ 

The children will be learning about:

  • Our friends and family
  • Being unique
  • Keeping healthy
  • Kindness and sharing
  • Our emotions
  • Harvest
  • Where our food comes from
  • What is a balanced diet?

 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?
  • What is similar and different to when I was a baby?
  • Can you discuss/sort healthy foods and junk food?
  • ‘The Gift of Giving’ (Harvest) – What could I do to help somebody else? Why is it important to spread kindness?
  • Visiting key practitioners who help us stay healthy (I.e. a trip to the dentist).
  • 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.