Class Teacher: Mrs C Hurlstone

Class Support Staff: Mrs L Seadon & Mrs S Barker

Welcome to Nursery! At Maple Court Academy, Nursery is where the children’s learning journey begins, by inspiring the lives of young children to achieve their dreams. In Nursery, we learn the basics together. This includes: making new friends, meeting new teachers, learning to share, creating new routines and most importantly, we learn how to be one big family at Nursery.  Here in the Nursery, we do lots of learning through playing indoors and outdoors, we have lots of wonderful experiences and opportunities which means we have lots to learn about and lots of memories to make 

Key information 

  • The Academy day starts at 8:45am. Home time is at 3.00pm.  
  • Reading books are changed every Friday. Please ensure your child brings their bag to school daily with their reading book and diary inside.  
  • Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home. 
  • Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle into school for them to access during the day. 
  • We do like to go out in all weather conditions so we do ask that we can keep a pair of wellies in school so we can go out whatever the weather. 
  • Toast is available to children every morning as they come into school. Fruit is provided for the children every afternoon.  
  • Milk is free for children who are 4 years old. When children turn 5, they can have milk at a cost of 30p a day. 


Autumn Term 

Stories and Rhymes:

During our first half term, we will be learning lots of popular nursery rhymes and reading well-known stories. We will have a big focus on Autumn and explore different events like Harvest and Bonfire Night.  

Starry Night:

In the second half term, we will be learning about what happens at night time. We will also be looking at nocturnal animals, people who work at night and bed-time routines. We will also be celebrating important events and festivals including: Diwali, Remembrance Day and Christmas!  

Spring Term 

Me and My Family:

In this topic, we will be learning all about ourselves and our wonderful families and community. We will explore similarities and differences between people including our friends, family and even other countries. We will also be celebrating the New Year, Chinese New Year, and World Book Day.  

Spring on the Farm:

During this topic, we will explore different animals and what life is like on a farm. We will have a strong focus on what happens during spring, what new animals may arrive and what happens to plants. In this topic, we will be focusing on Mother’s Day and Easter.  ummer Term  

Creep, Crawl, Wriggle:

In the first half term of summer, we will be learning about garden minibeasts, animals’ habitats and life cycles. We will also be focusing on our environment and what we may find in the bottom of our gardens and life for minibeasts.   

On the Beach:

For the final topic of the year, we will be exploring what life is like at the beach and what happens beyond land, into the deep, blue sea. This includes learning how we can look after our environment. We will have a big focus on summer during this topic and discuss different holidays and journeys that you may go on. We will also celebrate Father’s Day and be preparing the children for their transition into Reception.  


Maple Court Academy uses Class Dojo as a way of communicating with parents. 

For any help or assistance with using Dojo, please speak to a member of the Nursery team who will be more than happy to help! 

Pupils thrive and learn well at Maple Court Academy.

| Ofsted 2023

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