Together we will nurture, stimulate and challenge our children in order to lay strong foundations on which to build their future learning.  

We intend our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to educate all children in knowledge, skills and understanding, to be effective, inquisitive, curious, independent learners and influence their wider thinking across all areas of the curriculum. Fundamental British Values are at the heart of our curriculum and everything we do. We focus on promoting general concepts within the EYFS and understand that children’s development within these areas is key to promoting the values in the long term. We endeavour to give the children the cultural capital they need for future success i.e. giving each child the best start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their full potential and achieve future success. We are passionate about creating opportunities for children to communicate more easily by developing language and communication skills, and specifically teaching vocabulary. We wish our children to be confident in their abilities, to belong to the school learning community, the wider community and to become successful in their academic career and beyond. 

We believe that children thrive in a nurturing environment so we respond to children’s individual needs in a calm and caring nursery setting.  

Mrs K Wrend


Our children experience the seven areas of learning through a balance of whole class/group teaching and play based learning. This is through the children’s interests, topics, themes, continuous provision activities, and phonics. Learning is carefully planned by the staff to support communication and language development; personal, social and emotional development; and physical development as well as literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. 

Parental involvement is key to ensuring children to reach their full potential, and we are committed to enabling parents to support their children in their learning. 

We support children to: develop skills in the characteristics of effective learning as they play; learn and explore; be active learners; and develop the skills to be critical thinkers. We believe that these characteristics equip children to be lifelong learners and develop the resilience needed as they navigate the world ahead of them.   

Our nursery curriculum is designed to take account of: children’s prior learning experiences and starting points; areas of interest which evolve throughout the year; and a topic-based approach which supports children to gain new experiences and acquire new language.  

Our experienced Early Years staff aim to create an environment which matches need and ability, whilst offering suitable opportinities to engage and challenge. All staff engage in meaningful continuous professional development which enables us to match the needs of staff with the needs of our children. We are then able to perform gap analysis in order to inform our planning and create quality provision.  

We recognise that communication and language is vital in children’s development and their future prospects. We therefore provide a language rich environment with meaningful conversations where singing and stories are part of our everyday practice. In addition, we offer daily letters and sounds sessions.  

Worsbrough Bank End primary school is passionate about the outdoors. As well as accessing our outdoor space, our nursery children enjoy enhanced outdoor experiences with weekly visits to our woods for ‘Muddy Mondays’. This happens all year so children can experience different temperatures and seasons. Additionally, we offer gardening, baking, and other new experiences.  

Nursery Home Learning
Supporting your child to read

At Bank End we ask that every child reads at home for a minimum of 10 minuet everyday and brings their reading book back into school daily. This serve as the core of children's home learning as reading is the key to success in all areas of the curriculum. 

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Fred Games

RWI first 16 sounds


Fred Challenges set 1 nursery

Phonics Nursery

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Useful Links

Barnsley Speech and Language Therapy Service 

Additional support for children who have speech, language and communication problems as well as those with eating and drinking difficulties.  

Toilet Training Advice 

Information and tips to help you get your child out of nappies.


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