Cycle 3 Update

The children in Nursery have worked extremely hard during Cycle 2. We have just started Cycle 3 and are excited about all the learning that will take place.


  • Reception’s Key Text
    Our Key Text for Cycle Three is ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We will be reading the story each week, answering blank level questions, learning about the characters and sequencing the story.
  • This week we will be sending out a letter to invite you into school on Fridays to come in to read with your child. We are looking forward to inviting you in to school to come and spend some time choosing and reading books with your child.
  • Reading at home

Please continue to listen to your child read their reading book every night. Ask your children questions about their book to check their understanding of what they have read.


We are continuing to work hard to write our names in the morning. In RWI lessons we are beginning to learn sounds and we are working hard to write these sounds when writing our names and simple CVC words such as: cat, dog.


In Maths we are working very hard on one to one counting, matching numeral to quantity and one more than. We are beginning to look at capacity, weight and length.


We are busy arranging a trip to Smithills Farm. At the farm the children will get to see all the animals close up. They can even feed them, stroke them and see the cows getting milked. They will have a donkey ride as well as a tractor and trailer ride.


During this cycle we will be having some special visitors in Nursery. We will be receiving a set of eggs which we will be able to see hatch into chicks. Very exciting! The children will learn about the life cycle of a chicken and will have the opportunity to draw and write about the chicks and maybe even hold a chick!

Snack Money

We ask that the children continue to bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.


Please be reminded that the school doors open at 8:50am and the register and maths lessons commence at 9am prompt.  It is important your child arrives to school on time to ensure valuable learning is not missed.


Please ensure your child has spare clothes and underwear as there may be times when your child gets wet during outdoor play.


Please ensure all clothing is labelled clearly with your child’s name. We are still noticing a number of jumpers and cardigans with no name.

We operate an open door policy, therefore please feel free to come in and speak to me about any worries or concerns you may have about your child or your child’s learning. If you would like a more in depth discussion, we can arrange a mutually convenient time and date.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Harvey and the Nursery team.