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Mrs Reilly

Welcome to

Our Lady of the Wayside



With Mrs Reilly and Mrs McGrillen 






Welcome to our Summer Term in Nursery!


Our curriculum is designed to stimulate and inspire our children through real context that excites and engages them in learning. We use a knowledge based curriculum that is underpinned by our school values and catholic social teaching. The curriculum is designed sequentially to build on prior learning and prepare our children for the next stage in their education. Through visits, visitors and real life learning we develop cultural capital. Communication and language is at the heart of our curriculum; it underpins all aspects of learning to equip children with the knowledge, skill and confidence to share, develop and extend their learning.

The Summer weather has come at a great time for us to explore our new topic of Summer! 












We will also be continuing to explore our different sounds through sound play, oral blending games and initial sound games. This half term we will be exploring the letter sounds y and z and then moving onto digraph sounds! 






Our Maths focus will be recapping on our numbers 0-5 and moving onto larger numbers. We will be exploring these numbers further through one more, one less, comparison and number composition.











Our PE Unit will be 'Games' where we can start to consolidate all of our skills that have learnt throughout the year. This will prepare and support the children with their fundamental skills ready for Year 1. We will also be preparing for our all important Sports Day!






We will continue with our Forest School experiences every Wednesday. We love learning through nature!










Below our Curriculum map shows how we will develop our skills and knowledge across the areas of the EYFS.


Please also find our core Summer texts below


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EYFS at Our Lady of the Wayside


At Our Lady of the Wayside our curriculum is designed in a sequential way from when children join us at the start of Nursery until they move into KS1 at the end of Reception. Below details the skills, development and knowledge we want our children to know, understand and do at the end of each term. This follows the progression within Development Matters. 


Little Wandle Foundations


In Nursery we follow Little Wandle Foundations, this focuses on oral blending, sharing stories and singing rhymes. It is part of the Little Wandle Foundations program that helps get children ready for the main Little Wandle program as they enter Reception. 




We have a real love for learning through our story time sessions, please find below our core texts for our Summer Term.


Teaching and Learning Plans

Gross and Fine Motor Activities to try out at home

Our School Prayers

We have so much fun in Nursery...