Garrett Lane, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7EY


Garrett Hall Primary School

Our Spring term topic in Nursery is....

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To view our curriculum map and our suggested activities for the Spring term please click here


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Reading is a Specific Area in the Early Learning Goals.  Reading has a high priority throughout the Nursery Unit with books in all areas of provision to support learning.  Children are read a wide range books daily to promote the love of reading.  Early reading skills are taught daily through Letters and Sounds and small group activities. 

Physical Development

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Physical development is a Prime Area in the Early Learning Goals.  The children always have access to areas and resources to develop their fine and gross motor skills every day.  We  currently have a hall slot for a focussed PE time on Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon.  

Learning Outdoors

Learning outside the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being.

Learning in our outdoor area gives our children contact with the natural world and offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with the weather and the seasons.

Outdoor play also supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.

By using our outside classroom, we regularly sees the enjoyment, and sense of wonder and excitement that is generated when children actively engage with their environment

EYFS-Specific Areas

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Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:



Development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range
of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating
simple addition and subtraction problems; and to
describe shapes, spaces,and measure.


Understanding the world

 Involves guiding children to make sense of their

physical world and their community through
opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

This involves enabling children to explore and play
with a wide range of media and materials, as well as
providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

The Nursery Team

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Miss Hanrahan


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs S Lee

Mrs G Davidson 

Mrs L Thorpe

Miss A Wright (Tues PM)



The Nursery hours we offer are....

30 hours  - Monday to Friday 9.00 - 3.00 pm


15 hours part time, consisting of:

Monday, Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning

Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, Friday all day

For further details of Nursery admissions and hours provided please click here

Letters and Sounds

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In Nursery we follow the Letters and Sounds programme to teach reading and writing.  Each daily session follows a set format in which children practice their previous phonic knowledge. The sessions are practical with lots of games to develop children's listening skills, knowledge of rhyme, alliteration and oral blending/segmenting. 

Spring trips & events 

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 In spring 2 we hope to invite a midwife in to talk about how we care for a baby as part of our growth and change topic.

Learning Journeys

In Nursery we use seesaw as our learning journey.


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Children are not given homework in Nursery but are encouraged to talk about their home experiences, sharing any news during our daily key worker sessions.

Show and Tell - children may bring in something of interest to share with their group each Tuesday and Friday.

Reading- We hope to start a library session soon with children taking a book home from nursery each week to  to share with their grown up. 

EYFS-Prime Areas of Learning

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Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:


Communication and Language

This involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food. 

Physical Development

This involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


In Early Years practitioners are required to observe children within their play and evidence their learning.  Seesaw enables us record in photograph and video the play based learning for each individual child.  We share this learning with home and actively encourage home 'wow' moments to be shared with us. 


Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Please click the picture below to access the current EYFS curriculum..