Lower Foundation – Kangaroos

Lower Foundation – Kangaroos

  • Nursery Long Term Plan 2019/20

  • Autumn 2 Newsletter


Welcome to our Nursery!

We aim to be a friendly, welcoming environment where every child feels happy, safe and secure.

The Nursery children are the ‘Kangaroos’. Mrs Kenworthy is the teacher supported by Mrs Hunt and Miss Goodair.

In nursery, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum with a strong emphasis on the ‘Prime’ areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. These areas are fundamental and work together to support development in other areas of learning called the ‘Specific’ areas of Learning; Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In nursery, we aim to provide an enabling environment where children learn through play and are challenged, stimulated and engaged. This is planned through fun, purposeful activities, both indoors and outdoors, responding to the children’s interests and stage of development. We are committed to providing positive relationships where children are a valuable member of the team and community. We encourage all children to cooperate and share and to have the confidence to make choices and decisions for themselves.

An information board for parents is displayed in the cloakroom and hard copies of leaflets linked on this page and items of interest for young families are available to read.

Our Indoor Provision

Our Outdoor Provision


Session Times:

Morning sessions

8:30 – 11:30

Afternoon Sessions

12:20 – 3:20

(Please note that we open the doors 10 minutes before the end of each session to ensure the children are released in the safest way possible while allowing staff to pass on any messages regarding your child)

Attendance is really important, should your child be unable to attend their nursery session, please inform a member of staff.

It is very important to us that you and your child feel happy and settled at Nursery, therefore if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to talk to any of our nursery staff.

We are sure your child will thoroughly enjoy their time with us!

EYFS Phonics Meeting for Parents

Thank you to all our parents who came to our phonics meeting, it was lovely to see you all. We hope you found the evening informative and supportive. If you were unable to attend you can see our presentation attached below. We have also listed a range of websites and phonic booklets to support you with your child’s phonics at home.

EYFS Phonics Presentation

Useful Booklets

Aspect 1 Environmental

Aspect 2 Instrumental Sounds booklet

Aspect 3 Body Percussion booklet

Aspect 4 Rhythm & Rhyme booklet

Aspect 5 Alliteration Parent booklet

Aspect 6 Voice Sounds – Parents booklet

Aspect 7 Oral Blending

Phase 2

Useful Websites:

Oxford Owl

Letters and Sounds

Phonics Play

ICT Games

This Autumn, nursery are taking part in a Rhyme Challenge. Each week the children are learning a new rhyme. Please help your child to learn the rhymes at home. We will be reciting our rhymes in class on Thursday 7th November.

Click below for the rhyme of the week:

WK 1 – Open and shut them

Wk2 – Heads, shoulders, knees and toes

Wk3 – Incy Wincey Spider

Wk4 – My toothbrush

WK5 – Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Lights


Our Topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Lets Sparkle’

What do you know?

What do you want to find out?

We have selected three challenges which we ask all parents and carers to support your child and practise them at home. Once you have had a go,  send a ‘wow’ card in to school to say what your child has done to achieve each target, these can then be celebrated with their peers and displayed on the ‘wow’ wall. Challenges and targets are displayed and available in the cloakroom.


Up and Coming Events:

07.11.19 Rhyme Challenge
15.11.19 Children In Need
18.11.19 Book fair (15:30-16:15)
13.12.19 Christmas Jumper Day
19.12.19 Party & Sing Along
20.12.19 Finish For Christmas
06.01.20 School reopens

  • Preparing Your Child For Starting School

  • 4Children What to expect, when Guide

  • Letter Sounds Guide

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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