School Lane, West Butterwick, North Lincolnshire, DN17 3LB

01724 783244

West Butterwick

Church of England Primary School


Welcome to Nursery

Our Nursery is open to the children for the morning session.  During this time, the Reception children are also in the same side of the classroom and work as a Foundation Stage unit.  In the other end of the classroom are Key Stage One.


The Nursery children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is play based and encourages the children to be independent and to develop creativity and think critically.  We aim to give all children a secure foundation in learning and aim for them to become confident, independent learners who are willing to take risks and embrace challenge.   They have a topic based approach to cover the key aspects of the Curriculum, but we are also very much focused on the needs and wants of the children, so will adapt our plans and cover topics that are of real interest to them.  Through the observations that are completed of the children and the ‘in the moment’ teaching we do, we are able to identify their strengths as well as the next steps of their learning.  With having a small number of children, we are proud to say we know the children very well. 


The Nursery children will mainly develop their Personal, Social and Emotional skills, Communication skills and their Physical skills within the activities that are provided for them as well as the ones that they choose for themselves from within the classroom and the outdoor area.  When ready, they will be introduced to simple Maths and Phonics sessions.  They participate in one structured Physical Education and one Music session a week, alongside the Reception children.


We also use some adult led activities to teach new skills and processes where appropriate