Burnham Road, Owston Ferry, Doncaster, DN9 1AY


01427 728258

St Martin's

Church of England Primary School



Welcome to Nursery

The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is play based and encourages the children to be independent and to develop creativity and think critically. 

Our main teaching approach is learning through play and is led by the interests of the children. We use both In the Moment Planning and Focus Child Planning to ensure we consider the individual needs of each child and encourage each child to be the best they can be. We aim to give all children a secure foundation in learning and for children to become confident, independent learners who are willing to take risks and embrace challenge. We also use some adult led activities to teach new skills and processes where appropriate. We utilise both the indoor and outdoor spaces for our learning, all year round, and enjoy spending time in our woodland and hobbit house exploring nature and the environment.

The focus for the Nursery children is on developing their Personal, Social and Emotional skills, Communication skills and Physical skills within the activities that they choose and are made available  When ready, they are introduced to simple Maths and Phonics sessions. 

Nursery Curriculum Overview

Long Term Plan

Characteristics of effective learning

Reading List