In FSU the children are free to access all areas of the foundation unit to develop skills such as mark making, reading, physical development, speaking and listening and maths.

We will be taking lead from the children and using their interests to help us plan our environment and activities so that FSU is a really exciting place to be. We have exciting areas in the classroom to explore both indoors and outdoors and adapt these regularly to meet the needs and interests of the children.

You have all received a home task skeet, please do some of these activities with your child and  don’t forget photos can be emailed to  It can be anything from getting dressed, to visiting a family member or a place of interest.  We really enjoy  sharing  the children’s experiences from home and adding them to their learning journeys.

In Nursery we are learning:

  • To select and use activities independently
  • Demonstrate friendly behaviour.
  • To write our own name.
  • To recite number names in order to 10 and recognise numerals 1 to 10.
  • Initiate conversations and form good relationships
  • Use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences
  • Use a pencil to begin to form recognisable letters
  • To listen to and join in with stories and poems.
  • To recognise and describe special times and events.

In Nursery your child will be following the Jolly Phonics programme. Each week your child will learn a new letter sound and an action to represent these sounds. These sounds will help them when reading and writing.

This year we are also introducing the ‘Read, Write, Ink’ Letter formation rhymes to help the children with their mark making and early writing to begin the correct letter formation.  Each week we will learn the rhyme to go with the phoneme we are learning.

Here are the letter sounds we will be learning this term…       

Weeks 1-7

Revision of all Phase 2 and 3 phonemes learnt this year.





  Our Topic is:

All around the World

This term we are continuing the story ‘My Granny went to market’ by Stella Blackstone the story has engaged the children in a variety of activities which have stimulated their curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination and we want to develop this further.   The story joins a very unusual Granny as she journeys around-the-world on a magic carpet, shopping for amazing treasures in all the places she visits. It will take the children on a counting adventure through the different countries of the world, My Granny Went to Market also introduces children to maps and entertains them with rhyme along the way.  We will continue to build on the children’s starting points and observations will take account of the children’s fascinations, interests and ideas to develop the classroom environment and activities.  Throughout their experiences the children will work as part of small and large groups, which encourage taking turns and sharing ideas.  This will help them understand that playing together can help build good relationships and develop thinking.  The PATHS strategy will support this.

Possible lines of enquiry might be:

  • Maps – drawing, finding places on them and sharing experiences from their own travels.
  • Receiving postcards from countries around the world.
  • Objects significantly related to parts of the world e.g. Australia – Boomerangs..
  • Passports which the children can fill in and role play with.
  • Looking through travel bruchures and role playing Travel agents
  • Sharing their experiences of holidays
  • Maps – drawing, finding places on them and sharing experiences from their own travels.
  • Foods from around the world
  • It may also lead to reading non fiction books and looking at atlas’. Stories from other countries such as ‘the Wheels on the tuk tuk’ ‘The Runaway Chapati’ ‘The Runaway Wok’ 
  • Summer 2 parents information sheet
  • Ways you can help your child at home:

  • We have the Worth Valley FSU lending library outside on the wooden dinosaur.  Please take books home and when you have finished with them return them to the dinosaur and take another.  we are working on making up our own stories from pictures which is an early reading skill.
  • All children bring home a reading book  and will be heard read in school twice a week.  Please  read regularly at home and support your child to look at books and make up their own stories as this is an fantastic early reading skill, alongside holding the book the correct way up and turning the pages one at a time Listening to an adult or older sibling read a variety of different books will really help the children learn important reading skills.  Please write any comments in your child’s yellow home reading diary so we can update our bronze, silver and gold reading challenge.
  • Practising letter sounds see parents termly learning for the phonemes we are learning each week.
  • Using any opportunity to count, order numbers and simple adding & taking away questions.
  • Encourage your child to write, draw and colour at home, this helps develop pencil control.  please see the Read, Write Ink formation sheet sent home to encourage your child to use the correct formation when mark making.
  • Practise writing first name.
  • Your child has been sent home a pack with a laminated name card, alphabet, number and phonics sheet with your child you can use these as often as you like to practise and develop all the skills we are learning in nursery.  They also have some bottle lids with numbers 1-10 on them to practise ordering and recognition of numbers.
  • Homework Grid – Summer – Nursery 1  (children moving to Reception Class in September 18)
  • Homework Grid – Summer – Nursery 2 (children moving to Reception Class in September 19)

Please support your child to complete an activity from their homework grid each week.  They can complete more than one activity if they would like to.  Once they have completed an activity they are encouraged to bring it into school and celebrate their work with the rest of the class or send your pictures to


Please remember to name all items of clothing. This will reduce the risk of things going missing.

Do you have any spare trousers and t-shirts that your child has grown out of?  If so FSU would be grateful if you could donate them to us.

Upcoming events

Sports day

Transition morning

Peace Mala – Eid


Any other useful information:

Nursery Opening times are      AM 8:30-11:30           PM 12:15-3:15