Our Staff

Early Years Leader/Reception Class Teacher: Mr Dalton

Reception Class Teacher: Miss Hugill

Teaching Assistants: Miss Myers and Mr Collumbel

Curriculum Units / Topics

We provide our children with a two-year rolling programme of Unit/Topics to allow a wide range of learning opportunities for those children who attend Saltburn Primary School from Nursery.

All statutory Programmes of Study are covered in each year of the rolling programme.

Nursery and Reception will, for the most part, teach the same unit at the same time. With progressive texts used as a structure for weekly teaching across Nursery and Reception.

Year 1 of Rolling Programme

Autumn Term




Spring Term

Knights Princesses and Dragons

New Life

Summer Term



Year 2 of Rolling Programme

Autumn Term


Food Glorious Food


Spring Term

Around the World


Summer Term



Phonics & Reading

Each day your child will take part in a phonics session. Phonics is taught using a Systematic, Synthetic approach, using actions and mnemonics to assist the children in recognising and writing sounds.

Children will be sent home reading books once a week which will be matched with their phonic knowledge and understanding, but parents and children have the option of twice a week. Initially your child may be sent home a story with no words. This is for your child to use their imagination and language skills to narrate what they can see.

For more information and free resources please visit:

Letters and Sounds / Phonics Play / Oxford Owl


Children participate in daily Mathematics sessions. The activities are very practical and based heavily on numbers to 10 and beyond. The focus in Mathematics is to ensure the children have a deep understanding of the composition of each number. We also cover shapes, measures, time and money.

Other Areas of the Curriculum

The Early Years Curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Throughout the school day, the children develop their skills and understanding in these areas through directed teaching, independent learning and our continuous indoor and outdoor provision.

Home-School Communication

The children receive activity grids each half term relating to the topic. There are a wide variety of activities for your child to complete and return at the end of each half term. Please upload any completed homework via Seesaw.

We also send weekly messages via Marvellous Me to ensure you are updated regularly.

We hold two parents’ evenings and send home a Rainbow Report at the beginning of each term, which include personalised targets. In addition, your children will receive one formal report during the end of the Spring Term before parents evening.

Other Useful Information

PE day – Thursday (PM), please come to school in your PE kit.

Please label all clothing and PE kits clearly as they can be easily misplaced.

Please send water only in a clearly named bottle or flask.

Please ensure packed lunches do not contain nuts as we have a number of children with severe allergies.

Children come in through their classroom pod door every morning and are picked up from the same door at the end of the day.

Useful Links


Letters and Sounds – Free phonics resources for the Letters and Sounds programme (letters-and-sounds.com)

Topmarks: teaching resources, interactive resources, worksheets, homework, exam and revision help

Primary Resources – KS2, KS1, Early Years (EYFS) KS3, KS4, TwinklPrimary

NRICH – Mathematics Resources for Teachers, Parents and Students to Enrich Learning (maths.org)

Oxford Owl for School and Home