KS1 - Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AE - KS2 - School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY


The New Forest C of E Primary School and Nursery



Teacher: Mrs Herod   Teaching Assistant: Mrs Price. 

Welcome to the New Forest Primary School!

We would like to say a warm hello from our Reception Class Woodside. This is where the children complete the Early Years Curriculum before they begin their journey into KS1.


At The New Forest Primary School, we strive to provide the best for every child. We offer a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum that aims to instil a love of learning that will support the children at the start of their school experience. Our curriculum includes the seven areas of learning and is tailored to match the children’s interests. We provide purposeful opportunities that allow the children to explore and thrive. Our environment is engaging, stimulating, challenging and fosters personal, social and emotional development.

We have considered what would be needed to add value to our children’s culture capital. This consequently encompasses the need for children to be exposed to a range of experiences that broadens their understanding and equips them with the skills needed to be successful, confident, lifelong learners.

We recognise the crucial role that we, as EYFS practitioners, play in providing children with the solid foundations that will pave the way for their learning journey ahead. We believe that play underpins the delivery of the EYFS and that children learn best through practical, hands-on experiences and interactions with their environment both inside and out. The staff consistently apply a great level of care and understanding towards the needs of all pupils and provide equal opportunities and high-quality early education for all. We foster an inclusive approach to education and believe all children should have a high level of self-worth and pride, giving them the confidence to believe that their own opinions are important and valued in our school. In the early years, we promote independence and enable children to play, explore, be active in their own learning, create and think critically.

Parent’s have a significant impact on their child’s learning. We aim to work closely with our families and to create positive and supportive relationships. We recognise and celebrate diversity and the achievements of all our children and promote good health and wellbeing. Throughout their time in the Early Years, the children will develop a sense of belonging to our school community and a readiness to transition to year 1.



Who am I?

Tell me a story?

Mystery Egg.

Come outside!

There’s no place like home.

Lets set sail!

Key Texts.

Owl Babies: 1

Oral retelling. 

The Little Red Hen, 

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 The Emperor's Egg

 Oral retelling. 

The Little Green Dinosaur

 The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book]: Eric Carle

Oral retelling. 

The Enormous Turnip

 We're Going on a Bear Hunt: 1 (CBH Children / Picture Books)Whatever Next! (A Bear Family Book, 2)

 The Rainbow Fish



Fire station.


Community farm

Walk around local area


Communication & Language



Engage in story times

Understand ‘why’ questions.

Use sentences 4-6 words.

Use talk to organise play.



Ask questions to find out more and to check they understand.

Start a conversation and continue for many turns.

Develop social phrases



Use talk to organise in play.

Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding



Use talk overcome problems and develop ideas.

Ask questions to find out more and check understanding.

Use well-formed sentences.

Develop new knowledge and vocabulary

Describe events in some detail.

Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences.




Retell the stories.  ]

Use new vocabulary in different contexts.




Can talk about feelings.

Increasingly follow rules.

Know likes and dislikes.

Build constructive and respectful relationships

Beginning to express their feelings and consider the perspectives of others. Continue to build constructive and respectful relationships.


Manage their own needs.





Can make choices and communicate what they need. Can keep play going by co-operating, listening, speaking, and explaining. Talk about a healthy diet, discuss how we keep healthy, talk about oral health.

Show resilience and perseverance.


Able to identify and moderate own feelings. See themselves as a unique and valued individual.



Match, sort and compare amounts

Compare size, mass and capacity. Exploring Pattern

Representing, comparing and composition of numbers to 5.

One more and one less

Positional language.

2d Shapes.


Comparing numbers to 5 Composition of numbers to 10.

Compare length and height

Combining 2 groups of numbers. Comparing numbers to 10.

Bonds to 10

3d Shape


Numbers Beyond 10. Counting Patterns Beyond 10

Adding more and taking away


Doubling, sharing and grouping

Odd and Even 

Spatial Reasoning


Understanding the World

People and communities.

The Natural world.

People and communities.

Past and Present.

Past and Present.

The natural world.

People and communities.  

The natural world.

People and communities.  

Past and Present.

Expressive Arts and Design


Develop storylines in their pretend play Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings.

Sing in a group or on their own, increasingly matching the pitch and following the melody.

Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them Develop storylines in their pretend play

Create collaboratively sharing ideas, resources, and skills.


Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.

Explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups

Watch and talk about dance and performance art, expressing their feelings and responses create collaboratively sharing ideas, resources and skills.


What makes people special?

Why do Christian’s preform the nativity at Christmas?

How do people celebrate?  

Why do Christian’s put a cross in an Easter garden?

What makes a place special?

What can we learn from stories?