Learning and competence in communicating, speaking and listening, being read to and beginning to read and write themselves is supported and extended.

Children are encouraged to use their skills confidently in a range of situations and for different purposes. Carpet time provides children with an early understanding of sounds and words. Stories are shared together as a group or on a 1:1 basis, and pupils from WGHS Senior and Junior sometimes visit for special story sessions.

When children are ready, they are gently introduced to developing their fine motor skills through colouring, painting and early letter formation.

Boys and girls enjoyment of reading is encouraged in many ways. Books are taken home to share with their family and World Book Day is celebrated with pupils coming to Nursery dressed up as their favourite book characters.

Key Facts

  • Early phonics/words are introduced during Carpet Time and other activities
  • Reading and sharing stories is part of the daily routine
  • Early fine motor skills are developed
  • Children enjoy bringing home a story book to share with their family