Class Nursery

Jo Pitman
Ms Jo Pitman (Teacher)
Noeleen Knight
Mrs N Knight (TA)
Laura Rainbow
Mrs L Rainbow (TA)

Nursery Information


Please read with your child at least four times a week at home. Record this in your child’s reading record.

Reading Record For Reading Diaries 2022Reading Record For Reading Diaries 2024

Here are links for more ideas for supporting your child with reading:

Bookmark Tips For Parents To Support Reading

Help Your Child With Reading Poster

Click the links below for more support and ideas on how you can support your child with reading.

Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if a child knows eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are in Year 3.


QR Code Nursery Rhymes And Songs

Your child has been given a paper copy. Please see the reading challenges below:

Christmas Reading Challenge FS1 2023.docx

In Early Years, we do not have any spellings. Spellings will be given to your child in Year 1.

Literacy in Early Years

3 and 4 year olds will be learning to:

• Understand the five key concepts about print:
– print has meaning
– the names of the different parts of a book
– print can have different purposes
– page sequencing
– we read English text from left to right and from top to bottom

Develop their phonological awareness, so that they can:
– spot and suggest rhymes
– count or clap syllables in a word
– recognise words with the same initial sound, such as money and mother

Engage in extended conversations about stories, learning new vocabulary.

• Use some of their print and letter knowledge in their early writing. For example: writing a pretend shopping list that starts at the top of the page; writing ‘m’
for mummy.

• write some letters accurately.

• Write some or all of their name.

Thank you for your continued help and support.