Everton Primary School

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Foundation Stage Unit

Welcome to the Foundation Stage Unit



We welcome children from the age of 3 into our Foundation Stage Unit. We are a mixed aged class of nursery and reception children.

Our Foundation Stage Unit includes two indoor teaching and learning areas and the outdoor area in-between.  The teaching and learning space is split into the six areas of learning and development for the Foundation Stage Curriculum.


These areas are:


  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


During the day your child will be accessing these different areas.  They will have group activities, small group tasks and will also be choosing their own activities that will involve self initiated learning. 


We regularly use 'Class Dojo' to give learning updates and share photographs with our parents. 



Children can attend from the age of 3 from 7:45am until 5pm - please see the information below.


Top-Up Sessions

You might be aware that the government funds 15 hours of nursery education for every child (this equates to 5 morning or afternoon sessions each week).  We are able to offer additional sessions at cost to the parent. We’re flexible and can accommodate regular top-up sessions or just one-off sessions. Please contact us if you would like further information.


Before and After School Clubs

Nursery and reception children are very welcome at breakfast club (from 7:45am) or after school (fun) club.  Pick-up times for fun club can be booked until 4pm, 4:30pm or 5pm.  Booking should be made before noon on the required day.



Children are welcome to stay for lunch and can choose either a hot school lunch (cooked on-site) or to bring a packed lunch.  School lunches are great value, nutritionally balanced and use fresh produce, sourced locally where possible. Menus are available from the school office and on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.


Southwell Minster

Reception and Class 1 have had a fabulous day at Southwell Minster learning about the Nativity story. The children enjoyed role play, crafts, stories and exploring the Minster. We received many lovely comments from the leaders and staff today about how polite, engaged and well behaved all our children are.

Chicks 🐣

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We have loved meeting, describing and Learning about our fluffy little visitors, thank you for bringing them in Mrs Coe.

Cross Curricular Orienteering

At the end of March we had a permanent course set up around the school grounds and yesterday we had the Cross-Curricular Orienteering team in school to show us how we can utilise it in Early Years and how to link the course into all areas of our learning. 
We played some great games to practice following instructions about directions and then learnt some of the orienteering features. We finished the session by going on a scavenger hunt for the signs.
It was so much fun!
We can't wait to use the Orienteering course to support our learning and get us active in our learning.

How does your garden grow?

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This term our topic is ‘how does your garden grow?’.
As part of this topic the EYFS have been reading ‘Jaspers beanstalk’. Just like in the story, on the children found some beans, then planted their beans.

PE: Learning Dance with Kixx

Reading: Scholastic Live - Chinese New Year

The FSU joined in with Scholastic schools LIVE. They listened to author Eva Wong Nava read her book ‘I love Chinese new year’.

Canal and River Trust - Water safety

Reception and Class 1 had a visit from the Canal and River Trust Charity and had a talk about water safety. 

We have learnt that the best way to stay safe around water is,

‘Stay Away From the Edge!’

We have also learnt the most common reason for people falling in water, can you remember what it was? 
(I’ll give you a clue📱)

Here’s a link to the canal and river trust website- there are lots of games and activities and more information for you to look through.

Chinese New Year: The story behind it and tasting Chinese food

EYFS learning around the story of ‘Dear Zoo’

Harold the giraffe to talk to us about healthy eating and keeping our bodies healthy

RE: Baptism

Maths: Using the world around us to create repeating patterns