Dorridge Primary School

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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

Valued and celebrated SCHOOL AIMS

Happy, healthy and safe SCHOOL AIMS


The staff working in Nursery are:

Mrs C. Davies (Class teacher)
Mrs F. Dunlevy (Teaching assistant)
Mrs T. Ibbitson (Teaching assistant)
Mrs K. Deakin (Teaching assistant)
Mrs A. Phillips

(Teaching assistant)

Mrs C. Clarke (Child Specific Teaching assistant)

Mrs Mannion is Phase leader for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which covers Nursery and Reception.

The following documents have been written by Mrs. Mannion to give you more information about how you can support your child with phonics and writing at home. They also give you an idea of how we teach and develop these key skills in school. Please pop in and see your class teacher if you would like any more information.

PDF icon Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in EYFS at Dorridge Primary School

PDF icon Handwriting in EYFS at Dorridge Primary School

Spring Term 2020

This term our learning will be based around ‘Traditional Tales’. Each fortnight we will be looking at a new book, with titles including: The Ugly Duckling, The Gingerbread Man, The Enormous Turnip, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

In Phonics, we will be continuing with our Phase 1 ‘Letters and Sounds’ activities and, in addition, we will be introducing a ‘Letter of the Week’ using fun songs from Jolly Phonics. The children will begin to practise name writing and letter formation in different mark making activities.

Our mathematics will be based on recognition, reciting, and quantity of numerals, identifying 2D and 3D shapes around school and home, as well as investigating capacity and weight.

Throughout the Spring and Summer terms, the children will be taking part in Footy Bugs, an exciting PE program combining traditional football skills and storytelling adventures.

Finally, we will continue to develop our social skills; working together as a team, listening to each other and sharing.

Outdoor Provision

As part of the EYFS curriculum, the outdoor area will be available to the children throughout the year and in all weathers, lots of excellent and fun learning can take place during rain and snow. Can you please ensure that during cold months your child has gloves, a hat, and, if possible, wellies that can be left at school all year round.

Messy Play

During the year your child will be exploring, experimenting and investigating the world around them. We will therefore be using a variety of materials such as paint, sand, water, mud, etc.. So please do not be upset if your child returns home a little messy (we will of course be wearing aprons, but sometimes the fun can get away with us), it just means we have had a busy day learning. 

A Plea!

We are making a plea to parents and carers. We would love to receive donations of comics and magazines that you no longer want, along with washed out squirty bottles like ketchup bottles, milk bottles, soap liquid bottles or washing up liquid bottles that you have finished with. We would also love any yoghurt pots and toilet rolls. This will really help us to be creative.

PE Kits and School Uniform

Please ensure that everything is labelled. The children are becoming more independent and we do change pumps for PE weekly, have our coats on and off throughout the day and children’s clothing can sometimes be mixed up.