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FS1 - Nursery - Rebecca Adlington

Welcome to Rebecca Adlington Class!

In Adlington Class Mrs Torr is our teacher and Mrs Dwyer, Mrs Marsh, Miss Dove and Miss Carter are our teaching assistants.


Our topics this year will be:


Autumn Term – History Focus

Autumn 1: Who Am I? Who Are You? - All About Me

Autumn 2: Why Do We Celebrate? - Celebrations


Spring Term – Geography Focus

Spring 1: Who Lives In a Land Far, Far Away? – Traditional Tales

Spring 2: Do You Fly, Walk or Swim? – Lifecycles & Animals


Summer Term – Art Focus

Summer 1: What’s Above Me? What’s Below Me? – Growing

Summer 2: Do You Wish You Were Here? - Travel


Each term, you will receive a newsletter telling you more information about each topic. These can also be found on the school website.


For more information about our topics please follow this link:

Our Dalestorth Curriculum | Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School

What can you do to help your child in FS1?                                                                                              

  • Let us know about any changes in circumstances at home that might impact on school. Talk to us if you have any worries or concerns – write us a note, give the school office a ring or email the school office.
  • Play with your child, modelling a variety of language. Make lots of comments and statements as well asking questions e.g. I have a green car, it is bigger than the blue car. I think my car is really fast. What is your car like?
  • Read to them and share books. The more stories a child listens to, the greater their vocabulary will be! See if your child can guess what will happen in the story. Do they have a favourite book they like you to read over an over? See if they can re-tell the story with you, or even better - by themselves!
  • In Nursery we focus on Phase one phonics which includes lots of listening and attention activities. Going for listening walks and experimenting with different instruments is a great way for your child to learn to differentiate between sounds. These sills are the foundation blocks for learning to segment and blend ready for reading and writing. Later in the year the children will work on these skills. Playing eye spy is a great way to support your child using sounds (not letter names) e.g. I spy a c-a-t.
  • Count! Out walking, at home or in the car, count what you can see. Once children become familiar with the numerals and counting objects 1:1 they can work on fast recognition of quantities (subitising). This is a fantastic skill to have and will support their mathematical skills later in school. Using dice and recognising the dot patterns is an example, or seeing 2 shoes near the door and knowing there are 2 without needing to count them one at a time.
  • Independence and self help skills. We will always be there to help your child if they need us, but supporting your child to be more independent with their self help skills will allow them to make the most of their time in school. Recognising their coat and putting it on themselves. Being able to use the toilet independently e.g. can pull their trousers up and down. Take off shoes and put them back on again.
  • Social skills. Play games where your child experiences loosing and where they have to share toys. Role model appropriate behaviour e.g. Well done for trying! I know you want to play with this toy but I haven't finished yet, I will give it to you when I'm done. All these experiences will occur in Nursery so it will support them with interacting with their peers.
  • Talk about their day. Many children will often say they haven't done anything after a long session and when they are tired. You can prompt them with saying things such as; who did you play with today? Did you build/create/make anything today? what story did you listen to? You can also show them pictures on Tapestry and ask them about what they were doing.
  • Make sure that all of your child’s clothing is named. This is such a big help to us - it’s very hard for us to find the owner of a blue cardigan/jumper when it has no name.
  • Keep inhalers up to date if your child needs one.  
  • Look out for headlice and keep long hair tied back. 
  • Make sure your child is rested and goes to bed at a sensible time.
  • Keep an eye out for letters sent home, look on your child's class page and the school website regularly for letters sent home and access to more learning links.

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