Phonics and Reading in Nursery and Reception

Whilst at Brodetsky we follow the Letters and Sounds scheme of work for phonics. We use other schemes of work to supplement the resources which we already have in school. Children will be taught their initial letter sounds using the Jolly Phonics picture and action. For diagraphs and all further graphemes (Letters and Sounds phases 3 – 5) we use the Read Write Inc picture and rhyme.

In Reception we predominantly use the Read Write Inc reading scheme with some added Oxford Reading Tree books. The reading schemes are used until the children have learnt all their sounds and are ready for the banded reading books.

LK in Reception

Reception have a single dedicated member of LK staff all afternoon. During the afternoon session there will be an LK input, small group LK activities and chance for the children to take their LK learning further through independent play and play initiated by the staff. In Reception, as part of their Mock Seder, the children are presented with their first Haggadah which we hope they use with their families at their own Seder tables.

In all EYFS classes, many LK themes are continued and taught through secular studies with careful planning across both departments.



Reception Summer Term

Visiting the Community Care Fair

Forest School

Police Visit

Melting Experiment

Reception Spring Term


Challah Covers


Mental Health Awareness Week

PE & Height

Reading Buddies

Reception Autumn Term

Reading Buddies

Woodland Fun

Mini Beasts in the Woodland

Patterns in the Woodland

Reception in the Woodland

Reading Buddies

Nursery 2 Summer Term

Fish & Chip Friday

Summer 2

George’s Grandpa Comes to Visit

Mia’s Dad Comes to Visit

We go to visit Year 1

The Royal Shavuot Garden Party

Israeli Dancing

Having fun in Nursery 2

Nursery 2 Spring Term

Spring 2 Mix

Forest School

Forest School in the Snow

Purim in Nursery 2

Week in the Woodland

Chinese New Year

Percy the Park Keeper & Diwali

Doctor in the House!

Baby Clinic

Spring 1 Mix

Tu B’Shevat

Nursery 2 Autumn Term

Chanukah in Nursery 2

Outdoor Fun

Festival Fun!

Nursery  Transition Session