Sun Class – Nursery


My name is Miss Bethell and Mrs Dornellas is our class Nursery Nurse. Over this term, we will be continuing to support your child in settling into the nursery environment and learning the routines of school.

Children will learn through a mix of independent exploration of the classroom environment, short carpet sessions led by adults and through adults supporting children in their play. Through our short carpet sessions we will focus on the key subject areas of English, Maths, Phonics, RE, PSHE and Understanding the World.

Our learning environment is the indoor classroom and our outside area and children will explore both areas throughout the day. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather (raincoats or sun cream and sun hats depending on the weather!) and are provided with a spare change of labelled clothes.  

We will be continuing your child’s learning journey this half term with our class topic, ‘Our World’. We will be learning about different features of our natural environment, animals, and where we get our food from. In Summer Term 2, we will be engaging in our topic ‘Changes’, learning about minibeasts, the life cycles of plants and animals, and how different forces behave and interact. 

Religious Education is at the heart of our learning. We say a morning, lunchtime and end of day prayer which you can practise at home with your child. We also have daily collective acts of worship where we listen to important stories about Jesus and think about what they mean to us with drawing and singing and dancing.

Click here for our school prayer booklet to help learn the school prayers and songs

We will be learning a new rhyme every week and we read a new ‘core’ book each week. Your child will be regularly given copies of the weekly rhymes along with their reading record, to be reviewed and practiced at home. 

You can see the nursery overview for the year here: Nursery Overview 2023 – 2024


A few helpful reminders:

Children need to have spare clothes that are labelled in school.

Water bottles can be purchased at the school office. These must be clear and should be taken home to be cleaned every evening.

Fruit is provided every day in the classroom.


Nursery children eat their lunch in the classroom and are closely monitored, please speak to me if you have any concerns about what your child is eating. 

Children must read with an adult every evening and have their reading record signed every night. This is important as it will help them start developing language rich conversations with their peers and adults in the class. I will be checking daily if a child has read their book and what comments have been made, as this will help me to further develop your child’s interests in class.

Please collect your child from the Sun class playground at the end of the day (3:15pm) and remember to let the office know if someone different will be collecting your child.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Bethell


To see what we are doing each day, please look at our class timetable: Sun Class Weekly Timetable