The Nursery class has had a fantastic half term. The children really enjoyed our topic 'People Who Help Us'. They were really interested and were fully engaged in all the exciting activities we planned.

We welcomed visitors who helped enhance our learning and understanding of how people help us and what we can do to help them.

Thank you to all our parent readers and parent chefs that came in this term. New rosters are filling up fast. Do continue to read to the children over the holiday. We have been talking about rhyming words and there are many books that are fun and engaging that identify rhyming verses.

In Reception we have had such a busy week. We started with a Chinese New Year story and made some fantastic 'Year of the Pig' lucky pictures and had a special story. Thank you to our parent helpers for this activity.

We have sent home a parent feedback questionnaire in your child's bag. This will help us when we are planning for our next half term as well as helping us what your child does outside of school.

Thank you to all our parents who attended our Parents' Workshops. We hope you found the presentation and work stations beneficial. The power point has been put on the school website.

Next term will be very exciting where we will be reading lots of fairy tales and traditional tales and we will focus on a few of our favourites. Week 1 is' Art Week' where we will be looking at art work by Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian. Our second week back is 'Book Week' where we will be writing and illustrating our own stories. You may wish to help the children think of ideas of what they would like to write a story about.

We have lots of exciting things planned for the term.

Have a safe and restful holiday,
The Nursery and Reception Team


The children in Nursery continued to enjoy our topic 'People Who Help Us'. They have been really interested and fully engaged in all the exciting activities we have planned. This week the quiet room became a hairdressers. We have read stories on looking after our hair and the children particularly enjoyed the story 'Nat's Naughty Nits'

We began our new topic in RE - Gathering - discussing how people gather together to hear God's word and how they are loved by God.

The children are enjoying our music sessions and beginning to respond to stop and start and following instructions, all a prerequisite to reading.

In Reception, we have had such a busy time! Our week included a trip to The London Transport Museum which gave us lots to talk, write, paint and draw about! It was a great learning experience for all.

Thank you to all of the parents who joined us - your help was greatly appreciated and we really could not have made it there without your help. The children were beautifully behaved.

On Thursday will be holding our Reception Curriculum Morning. There will be lots of ideas how to help your child in Reception in the final half of the year. Please join us if you can. 09.00-10.00 in the Reception Classroom.


We have had another fantastic week in Nursery.

We extended our People Who Help Us focus to health workers - the 'Health Centre' in the quiet room has been buzzing with dramatic play re visiting the doctor and dentist. Many have had a strong interest in immunizations in their play, as is relevant to what is happening to many of them at present. We have a paramedic visiting the nursery and this will add to the children's role play. Paddington Fire visited briefly but were called away twice to an emergency which delighted the children.

The children are participating well in the Daily Mile with some part of each day the children running round an area of the school. This is a wonderful time to run together, socialize , and have fun. It never ceases to amaze us what young children are capable of and with positive affirmations and support they blossom into active happy children with inquiring minds and independent learners making their own learning choices with confidence and perseverance.

Phonic Play - We continue to look at initial sounds. To date we have looked at s a p t. and have started looking at m and n. We have been introducing games that help us identify rhyming words. For instance our rhyming soup song - in goes a clock, rock, sock, block. We are reading many books that highlight the rhyming of words.

A few reminders:

  • Please send the children with shoes and socks rather than tights under their school trousers and shorts so they can independently remove their footwear for our music and movement sessions and PE.

  • Please return permission slips for our trip to the Science Museum.

  • Put in your diary our Parents Maths workshop on Wednesday February 13th from 9 - 10am.

Reception has also been very busy this week! We've been looking at different medical professions and it has been fantastic to see all their knowledge of different aspects of health care!

Reception Reminders:

  • On Tuesday we are going on our trip to the Transport Museum! Please remember to come in full school uniform (including coats) and to send your child with a packed lunch in a disposable bag. Please don't send plastic water bottles/containers.

  • Please join us on Thursday February 14th at 9:00 for our Parents workshop, looking at how you can support your child in the final terms of reception


The children in nursery have been very busy this week. Firefighters have been a very popular focus! Com in and check out the new displays- fire truck paintings, maths wall and a large fire truck that has been made for the fire station!

Please remember that book bags now go home on Mondays (Nursery only). We still need clothes returned, especially girls underpants.

In Reception we went on our trip to Pizza Express and had a wonderful time. The children really enjoyed making their pizza's and had lots to say! Everyone behaved beautifully; we are very proud of them! In maths we discuss cutting pizzas into halves and how we can share with others.

We are really looking forward to the Paddington Fire station coming to visit Early Years next week!

Have a fantastic weekend!


The children in Nursery and Reception have returned fresh and ready to learn! It has been great listening to all their adventures and tales from the break!

This week, we have looked at The Epiphany and The Three Kings. We had great fun acting out the story, painting pictures and finishing the Nativity Story.

As we move into Spring, our topic has changed to 'People Who Help Us'. The Nursery children have spent time looking at people in our school and how they help us. We enjoyed a visit from Nicky, our lollipop lady. Displays have been changed in nursery, do have a look!

In Reception the children have produced some wonderful work for our displays. Do have a look as you drop off or collect your child from school. For Reception, please send back all trip letters as soon as possible. We will compile a list of parent helpers next week. Thank you for all of the parents who have volunteered so far.

Have a lovely weekend
Nursery and Reception


It must be Christmas!!

It has been a week of many highlights for all the children.

Starting with two performances of our Nativity Play. The school got to enjoy and appreciate our efforts. How exciting to see all your proud faces while watching your children perform their play. We are also very proud of them, and acknowledge all the hard work on their part to learn so many songs and lines and to feel confident to stand up in front of their whole school and then their families.

The children have been busy making decorations and baking treats while listening to joyous Christmas music in the background, making it a fun and exciting time for all.

We had a very lovely Christmas lunch on Wednesday. It was so nice to celebrate with everyone and the children really enjoyed pulling the crackers and wearing their crowns for the rest of the day!

A warm thank you from all the teaching team for the kind words and gifts. We are very appreciative.

In the New Year we will be looking at 'People Who Help Us'. Any skills you may have we would love you to come into our classrooms and share with the children. Thank you.

For the Nursery children we will continue to foster their independence skills and reinforce our affirmation 'I can do it.' How many of our children can walk to school by the end of January!!

From all of us in EYFS , have a wonderful Christmas! We hope it is safe and restful, and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!


We have all been so busy practising our Christmas Play this week. Thank you for all of the costumes sent, lines learned and songs rehearsed! We are looking forward to showing you what we have been doing for the past few weeks. The children will need to change into their costumes on Monday and Wednesday: please ensure that your child is on time.

It was great to see the children in their Christmas jumpers. We discussed the great contribution that St John's Hospice makes to people who are sick. Again, thank you for all of your contributions.

Friday finished with a bang! We had our wonderful pantomime. The children enjoyed the production of Jack and the Beanstalk and left reciting much of the story!

We look forward to seeing Nursery and Reception parents on Wednesday 19th December.



The Nursery and Reception classes have been busy in our own preparations for Advent. We have been looking practising our songs and lines for our upcoming show. The children in Nursery will need black leggings and a t shirt.

Across both classes we have made our Advent wreaths and started looking at the Christmas Story. Please have a look at our displays when you drop off your child.

The children in Nursery have made a beautiful display to reflect the Adoremus part of our RE teachings this year. In Reception we have also looked at Advent and made our own colours. Please highlight the candles in church at the weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Nursery and Reception


It has been a wet and windy week but we have got outdoors at every opportunity.

The children have been very busy rehearsing their Nativity play and we are all getting very excited for everyone to see our play.

A reminder to Nursery parents to send in the black tops and leggings as we will be during full dress rehearsals this coming week. Thank You.

The nursery children have continued to look at colour and shades. The sensory room has been very popular and they are still actively investigating light and shadows. This coming week it will become an interactive Christmas room as we begin to talk about our topic Advent to Christmas.They have been excitingly making their Christmas surprises. Shhh they are trying to keep them a secret.

In Reception we have been focusing on your maths this week. The children learned how to make surveys and have been gathering information for their own pictographs! We have also learned about ordinal numbers and had some very exciting car races.

In English, we have learned the long and short OO sound and NK. The children have really been working hard on their writing and it is such a joy to see how much they can do already!

Have a wonderful weekend!
The Early Years Team

Reception News

The children have had such fun this week making and preparing the glasses for their parents. Equally it was great to see so many great disco outfits today! We even had our very own disco dance as a class.

We have continued with our sounds- th, ee and ng were our sounds this week.Do continue to learn the key words as always - the progress is fantastic!

We also looked at shapes and their properties. Do have a look at the EducationCity Website for some fun and interactive games.

As we look forward to Christmas, the date of our combined nursery and reception Christmas production is 19th December in the school hall at 9.30.