Class Teacher: Miss Wenlock

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



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 Monday. 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.

Summer Term 1 2024

Our topic for this half term is ‘Minibeasts’

We will be starting this topic with a ‘WOW’ moment and introducing real caterpillars into Class Four!

The children will be learning a range of exciting elements within this topic including:

  • ·       Naming parts of minibeasts
  • ·       Minibeast life cycles
  • ·       Comparing and identifying different minibeasts
  • ·       Exploring and making their own minibeast habitats

All parent/carers are sent home a full list of everything your child will be completing during each half term. Please check this weekly and ask your child about what they have been learning in school.

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

  • Can you go on a minibeast hunt and log how many different minibeasts you can find?
  • Can you create a home for your minibeast?
  • What does a minibeast need to survive?
  • How long do you think it will take for the chrysalis to start opening?
  • What do butterfly wings look like? What do you notice?
  • How many legs does your minibeast have? Which minibeast has the most/least number of legs?
  • Can you find out an interesting fact that you did not know about minibeasts?
  • If you could be a minibeast, which minibeast would you be and why?
  • Daily reading. 



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