Nursery & Reception

In Morning and Afternoon Nursery we are 3 and 4 years old, joining school for the first time.

We have our own entrance and playground .

There are seven areas of learning for Early Years:

- Personal Social and Emotional Development

- Communication and Language

- Physical Development

- Literacy

- Mathematics

- Understanding of the World

- Expressive Art and Design

and we have plenty of time during our sessions to choose our own activities. We often work in small groups in the classroom and outdoor area.

In Reception White and Turquoise we are 4 and 5 year old pupils starting school for the full day. We enjoy learning through play both indoors  and outdoors, as well as working in small groups with an adult.  We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage for our lessons and we love to work outside and go out in all weathers!

Annual Planning


Termly Planning


Reception: Autumn 1



Reception: Autumn 2



Reception: Spring 1



Reception: Spring 2


Nursery: Summer 1


Reception: Summer 1


Nursery: Summer 2


Reception: Summer 2


Parent Workshop Resources


Here are some helpful pointers that have been covered in each Key Stage workshop to support your child’s learning.

Tour the School

Take a virtual tour of Whitley Lodge First School….

Nursery & Reception Staff


Nursery - Mrs Middis
Reception White - Miss Hutton
Reception Turquoise - Mrs Train
Reception Turquoise - Miss Turley


Our lovely support staff who work throughout school

Mrs Thoburn
Miss Tuddenham
Mrs Towson
Mrs Brown
Mrs Barnes
Mrs Patterson
Mr Disley
Mrs B Scott
Mrs Ball
Miss Francis
Mrs H Scott
Miss Denman