Dear Parents and Carers


We warmly welcome all our new children this term.  All children starting the nursery have been allocated a key worker, who will arrange to meet with you over the next few weeks to discuss your child’s learning.


In Literacy, we will be reading both fiction and non-fiction books about mini-beasts and dinosaurs, learning letter sounds, practising letter formation and learning to write their names.  In Numeracy, we will be counting, learning to recognise numbers, and identifying the number of objects in a group, naming 2D and 3D shapes and learning about their properties.


During the term, the children will be learning facts about mini-beasts and dinosaurs. They will be observing and investigating mini-beasts and learning about how dinosaurs became extinct.  In the garden, the children will look for mini-beasts in their habitats. They will be encouraged to develop their gross motor skills by using the climbing frame, riding bikes and using small apparatus/PE equipment.


The children will be offered milk, water and fruit for snacks each day. If you are able to, we would like parents/carers to contribute 50p per week to the class funds to go towards cooking ingredients and other materials.  Any recycled boxes and bottles are welcomed for junk modelling and other creative purposes.


The children will continue to receive homework every three weeks, with a project to complete during this time. This is to consolidate what they have been learning in class.


We would like to remind parents that no jewellery is allowed to be worn in school, apart from small stud earrings. We also ask that children leave toys at home as they can easily get lost or broken in Nursery.



Yours sincerely

The Nursery Team


Useful Links

- Early Years Foundation Stage

- Development matters

- Curriculum Overview for parents






Davies Lane Primary School,

Davies Lane,



E11 3DR




Main Telephone:

020 8539 2466



020 8523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Bronwen Chalmers





School hours

Office Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm

Davies Lane is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376.


The registered office is at

Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane Primary School, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London.  E11 3DR