Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218


Growing, animals and transition


We have a very busy term ahead of us in Nursery as we continue our learning and look forward to our transition into Reception.

In maths this term we will be learning to sort objects based on size and learning how to describe and compare amounts and objects. We will also be learning to count objects and find the answer by forming the numbers. We will also be securing our knowledge of 2D shapes and introducing some 3D shapes.

In phonics we will be continuing to learn our phase 2 sounds, how to read and write them individually and in words. We will be continuing to send home stickers in your child’s reading record that will allow you to see which sounds we have been learning this week and how you can support your child at home with these sounds. We also have a board in the entrance of Nursery where you can find handouts to support this week’s phonics learning which you can take.

We have had a huge interest in books this year in Nursery which is fantastic for our guided reading sessions. Following home learning where we discovered the children’s favourite stories, we have lots of wonderful stories planned where we will be consolidating our understanding of stories, settings, characters and predicting story endings.

In our topic this term we will be looking at all types of animals, habitats and life cycles. We will be investigating different animals and how these change and grow. This will be a brilliant support for our school trip to Willows Farm in summer 2 which we are thoroughly looking forward to.

A big focus for us this term is transitioning the children so they are fully prepared for life in Reception in September. We will be encouraging the children to visit Reception more often and be visiting the classrooms for story times to allow the children to become comfortable with the environment.

Nursery have had an absolutely fantastic year and I have no doubt that this term will be no different. We are looking forward to all of our learning and thank you for all of your continued support. As always, please do check the boards in Nursery on how you can support the children with their current learning.



Curriculum Map - Topic Web
A Typical Nursery Timetable

The school works closely with The BECC to offer children and families, skills, support and advise. We run many sessions with the BECC from Cook 4 life to Tea club through Foundation stage. Please take a look at their website to see what they have to offer in the local area including parenting courses and stay and play sessions.

The BECC Children’s Centre, Shakespeare Drive, Off Furzehill Road, Borehamwood WD6 2FD
Telephone: 020 8386 4038 or 020 8236 7550

Open 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday (closed Bank Holidays)