Hello and welcome to our Nursery class page.

My name is Mrs Dwyer and I’m your class teacher, I have been teaching here at Northcote for 12 years. I have spent time teaching in Year 2, Year 1, Reception and now Nursery.  I will be working alongside the wonderful Mrs Kelshaw our nursery nurse who has over 20 years experience. 


Useful websites to support your child’s learning:


Top Marks

Phonics Play



You can find out about what your child is learning by taking a look at our Nursery long term year overview 2022


In Nursery we teach phase 1 phonics. What is Phase 1 phonics? Phase 1 phonics is the first stage of the phonics teaching programme. At this stage, the focus is primarily on developing speaking and listening skills. Speaking and listening are an important set of literacy skills that will create the foundation to a lot of your children’s further learning. At Northcote we use Little Wandle Phonics Scheme. You can find more information about this here:https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/


Have a look to see what we will be learning about in each subject, each half-term, during our time in Nursery!

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. Please find the attached booklet to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing.

Parent/ Carer guidance- Click Here!

Foundation Years- resources for parents

We love sharing stories in our Nursery


Maths is all around us

Building relationships and developing our language through play



Prewriting skills and mark making



We love messy play!


Playing outside is so much fun