Year Groups

Nursery & Foundation

Holly Primary School-74

Welcome to Nursery

Please view our Welcome Booklet and details of Nursery Provision Options. Please also note that In September of the academic year that children have their fifth birthday, they begin ‘F2’. These children form our Reception Class and attend school full time.

Nursery Provision Options for Children

Morning Nursery 8.50am – 11.50am

Universal free 15 hours provision from the term following a child’s third birthday up until they reach compulsory school age.

Afternoon Nursery 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Universal free 15 hours provision from the term following a child’s third birthday up until they reach compulsory school age.

All day Nursery (Little Hollies) 8.50am – 3.30pm

If you are working parents/carers of 3 and 4 year olds, you may be eligible for a further 15 hours free childcare in addition to the existing free 15 hours early education. This is known as the 30 Hour Entitlement. Please also see and for full details regarding the eligibility criteria. *You will need to reapply for this every 3 months. – *Lunchtime charges for All day  nursery children will be from 11.30am until 12.30pm and has a supervision cost of £4 per day. Please provide a packed lunch

Fee Paying Session – Morning and Afternoon

(8.50am-11.50am & 12.30pm-3.30pm)

If you would like extra sessions, these are available and must be pre-booked one month in advance.

The cost for each session is £20 which includes lunchtime supervision.

Meet Our Teachers…

Mrs Julia Mayhew - EYFS Leader, Forest Schools
Mrs Julia Mayhew - EYFS Leader, Forest Schools
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Miss Jade Millington - EYFS Teacher, SENDCo, Intervention lead...
Mrs Rebecca Brooks - EYFS Teacher, Geography
Mrs Rebecca Brooks - EYFS Teacher, Geography

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Foundation Fun – Spring One Overview

Welcome back! We hope you have had a magical Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed the break! We’re very eager to start the new year and we have lots of exciting things planned for this new term!

This half term our topic is going to be ‘animals and pets’. Children will experience animals of different types (e.g. pets, farm, zoo and woodland animals) through pictures, photographs, books, video clips, small world play, visits and visitors. These will include birds, mammals, reptiles and fish.

Children will learn and be encouraged to talk about different features of animals, including; body shape, size and covering, how it moves, behaves and what it eats, and how to care for it. As well as identifying similarities and differences.

In literacy, our reading focus will be on stories written by the author Emily Gravett, as most of her stories are about animals and/or pets. Children will be writing lists of what pets/animals need, letters to animals and visitors, labelling body parts/features and writing information fact sheets for our own class encyclopedia.

For F2 children, PE will continue to be on Monday. We will begin to use the large apparatus in the hall, so please ensure children have shorts and a t-shirt in school ready for each Monday’s PE lesson. Children in nursery will have a hall slot each week also, please help your child’s PE session run smoothly by encouraging them to practice taking their shoes and socks on and off independently at home.

Nursery Forest Fun will now be on a Wednesday and F2 Forest Fun will continue to be on a Thursday, so please ensure children are dressed appropriately for their outdoor activities.

Please continue to listen to your child read regularly and note this in their diaries. Many children have already achieved their 100 reads and they will receive a certificate and a special prize in our special Friday assembly very soon.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to pop in and see us anytime.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Foundation Team

Morning Timetable

8.00am-8.50am: Breakfast Club for (F2)
8.50am-9.10am: Registration
9.10am-9.30am: Letters & Sounds
9.30am-10.30am: Active learning
10.30am-10.45am: Milk, fruit and circle time
10.45am-11.20am: Literacy
11.20am-11.30am: Preparation for lunch

Afternoon Timetable

12.30pm-12.40pm: Registration
12.40pm-1.00pm: Number Time
1.00pm-1.20pm: Handwriting
1.20pm-2.20pm: Active Learning
2.20pm-2.30pm: Milk, fruit and circle time
2.30pm-3.15pm: Literacy
3.15pm-3.30pm: Preparation & Home time
3.30pm-5.30pm: After School Club (F2)

Holly Primary School