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 Spring Term

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Trying out Yoga

Reception Autumn Term

Reading buddies

Making Honey for Rosh Hashanah

Active Phonics

Children in Need Baking

Our Parents in our Sukkah!

Learning about Chanukah

Nursery 2 Summer Term

End of Year Party

A Police Visit

Nursery 2 Spring Term


Woodland Visit

Mr Ansell Singing for Us

Minibeast Mud Madness

Holi Celebrations

Purim Celebrations

Spring 2 Mix

Shabbat UK

Chazan Alby Visits us!

Celebrating Tu B’Shevat

Spring 1 Mix

Pharmacists Visit

Nursery 2 Autumn Term

Chanukah Party

Learning about Chanukah

Our First Weeks

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Rosh Hashanah

Nursery 1 Summer Term

Nursery 1 Visit the Farm

Nursery 1 Spring Term

Nursery 1 Seder

Purim in Nursery 1

Chinese Week

Italian Week

Indian Week

French Week

Snow Day

Learning about Jamaica

Nursery 1 Autumn Term

Chanukah Fun Morning with Parents

Outdoor Learning

Kabbalat Shabbat  Table

Learning About Shapes

Autumn Walk

Busy Autumn Term