Thorp Primary School


Welcome to Our Early Years Unit


Our class teacher for the 2023/24 academic year is Mrs Bradley (Nursery) and Mrs Grayson (Reception). Our teaching assistants are Mrs Liptrot and Mrs Nixon.

In Early Years, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding of the seven areas of learning and development as detailed in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (September 2021). British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas for Autumn term are:

Autumn Term 1 – What makes me, me!

Autumn Term 2 – Celebrations.

Spring Term 1 – Traditional Tales.

Spring Term 2 – My World, Your World. 

Summer Term 1 – Growth and Change.

Summer Term 2 – Adventures.


Nursery have PE lessons on a Friday and must come to school in their PE kit.

Reception have PE lessons on a Friday and must bring their PE kit to school in a small drawstring bag.


In Nursery, children will be given a reading for pleasure book. We encourage you to share this with your child and discuss the pictures and story. These will be changed every Friday so please ensure it is in your child's book bag on this day. 

In Reception, your child will be given a reading book that matches their phonics level together with a reading record. Please try to read with your child at least three times a week and record when you have done so in the record book.  Please ensure that this pack is brought back into school every day in their school bag, even if you have not had a chance to read together at home. In addition to this, children will also bring home a reading for pleasure book every Friday for you to share together. Please send it back to be changed each Friday. 

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Key Dates and Events


To be confirmed

Medium Term Plans 2023-2024