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Sparrow Farm Primary School

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Nursery.

In Autumn 1 in Nursery we focus mostly on settling our children in and getting them used to the daily routine. We encourage the children to be as independent with this as possible, such as putting their own bottle away in the tray and hanging up their bags and coats. In our planning we emphasise the three prime areas which are Personal, "Social and Emotional Development", "Communication and Language", and "Physical Development" during this first half term.

This term our story is ‘Maisy goes to Nursery.’ We will be learning the story through role play, activities and lots of repetition. We will also explore ‘Ourselves’ and learn about our 5 senses, different parts of our body and talk about our families.

Language is very important and a big focus for us during the whole year at nursery. We will introduce lots of new vocabulary to your children and share this with you on Tapestry. It is great if you can then also model this language at home too.

We are really looking forward to getting to know you and your children this half term!

​REMINDER: Please send in a water bottle and a bag with a spare change of clothes each day - make sure everything has a NAME on it please!

 The Early Years Matter!

At Sparrow Farm Nursery we believe in facilitating and supporting the development of the whole-child, and follow the Government’s statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework (see below).  This guidance carefully takes into account children's natural steps in their growth (or ‘milestones’ as they’re sometimes known),  and how we as professionals can observe, assess and plan to meet each individual’s needs.  These early years are crucial to laying the foundation in your child’s education and their future achievements and wellbeing.  Children are like sponges and soak up every experience provided to them. 

The EYFS is split between Prime Areas and Specific Areas of learning. Each is sequential to the next and by the end of Reception between 40-60 months in age your child reaches 17 Early Learning Goals.  The school’s values – Ambitious, Bold, Curious – are embedded in our teaching. Through the Early Years Framework we strive to inspire and nurture in your child these strongly held values. The children’s experiences are enriched because of this. The children confidently grow to meet and succeed in rapidly changing times, and ensure the preservation of our planet and good health.

Learning through Play

The EYFS framework endorses play-based learning because this is the child’s natural development within the world around them.  Play is a child’s context for learning, for example in role-playing a Cafe.  Play provides rich learning opportunities and leads to children’s success when scaffolded effectively by the adults around them.

If you would like to contact the team, please email us: nursery@sparrowfarm.hounslow.sch.uk 


Miss Patrick, Miss Bains, Mrs Choudhary and Mrs Lhafidhi

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework

Birth to Five Matters: Non-statutory guidance for the EYFS

  Medium Term Plans

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1