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A Warm Welcome to Seedlings and Saplings 


It is wonderful to be welcoming all our children back into our unit. We have been busy creating a safe and welcoming environment full of exciting resources and activities for the children to enjoy. It has been a challenging, but also rewarding, time preparing everything for a fresh start. The environment is now ready to be filled with children and we can't wait to see them explore, have fun, fulfil their curiosity and develop with our support and guidance. 


As we are sure you will understand their are new routines around school to keep everyone safe. Parents will not be able to come into our unit and will have to part with their children at the door. Please be reassured that we will take the very best of care of the children and, even if they are a little upset to part from you, our experience has taught us that they very quickly settle. If you are at all concerned about leaving your child, please contact school on arriving home and we will update you on how they have settled. 

The Early Years Team



Arrival and Finish Times

Nursery Arrival Time 8.30am
Nursery Collection Time 3.30pm
Reception Arrival Time 8.45am
Reception Collection Time 3.15pm


Arrival and collection points for both classes will be the main entrance to the unit located opposite the main school reception.

Parents Information Evening October 2020

Key Dates


Week beginning 7th September        Nursery inductions in cabin

Friday 23rd October                           School closes for half term


Our Topic this half term is 'Why am I so Special' and our featured Power of Reading text to support our topic is 'Here we Are' by Oliver Jeffers.


We follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum which is currently split into 7 areas:

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design



Seedlings- In the Seedlings we will be following Phase 1, Letters and Sounds. The children will take part in daily activities taken from the seven strands which are:

Environmental Sounds

Instrumental Sounds


Rhythm and Rhyme


Voice Sounds

Oral Blending and Segmenting

Saplings- For the first four weeks Saplings will be revisiting Phase 1, Letters and Sounds. They will then progress to Phase 2. A detailed explanation of how phonics and early reading and writing are taught will be provided for parent in our October information evening, details to follow.



Seedlings- The focus this half term is 'Using Number Names; 'Reciting Numbers', 'Playing with Shapes.'

Saplings- The focus this half term is 'Counting and Recognition'; 'Sequencing'; 'Length and Height.'



This half term our themes for RE will be, 'I am Special' and 'Harvest'



We are delighted to inform you that Go4it Sports will be working with our children each Thursday morning. Sapling children will require a PE kit of shorts and tshirt and pumps. Seedlings do not need a PE kit but are able to come to school in their trainers on Thursdays.



Autumn Term 1 2020

New Parents Intake Meeting July 2020

Nursery Families Intake Meeting July 2020