School Gateway

Hillbrook Primary School

Be Responsible · Be Resilient · Be Reflective


Important Information



Other Notes

Nursery Hours

Morning children:


Full time children:


Afternoon children: 12.15pm-3.15pm

Full time parents - Please select your lunch choice (packed lunch or school dinners).

Lunches must be paid for in advance


The children have a  PE lesson for 30 minutes once a week

No PE kit is required but please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform shoes


The children have a music lesson for 30 minutes once a week



Please come in on a Friday and choose a book with your child to read at home.

Books to be returned on Thursday


We run regular workshops throughout the year.

Please read Nursery notice board for more details.

 Outdoor Learning

We go out in all weathers so please ensure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather.



The 7 Areas of development from the EYFS framework

The curriculum for the early years now consists of 3 prime areas. These areas cover the knowledge and skills which build the foundations for children’s school readiness and future progress. These are applied and reinforced by 4 more specific areas of development.

  • Prime - Communication and language: development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Prime - Physical development: this involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive. It helps to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Prime - Personal, social and emotional development: this involves helping children to develop a positive sense of both themselves and others around them. It helps them to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Specific – Literacy: development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters, helping them begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to help ignite their interest.
  • Specific –  Mathematics: this involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to help them describe shapes, spaces and measures.
  • Specific – Understanding the world: this involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community by providing opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Specific  Expressive arts and design: this involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.



PDF icon Nursery Topic Web - Ourselves

 Development Matters


Useful Links

Animated stories and nursery rhymes from Cbeebies 

Counting Gingerbread Man Game (Perfect for nursery children practicing at home on a tablet)

The Letter I     

Please have a look at these other sounds too: S, a, t, p, n.  You can find them by searching Mr. Thorne's page in the search box.

Dice Game

Adding two dice together game.  Can you double a number? Can you add one more?

Nursery Rhymes

This singer and performer has lovely nursery rhymes, read aloud stories and songs that are perfect for 3 to 4 year olds!