Primary School

Working Together To Create Confident, Lifelong Learners

Early Years


Over the next few weeks, we hope you'll be keeping yourselves busy indoors. There are plenty of ways to do this: reading, drawing, watching cartoons, dancing, exercising, playing board games and creating your own games too


To help you do something a little bit different each day and keep your mind active and healthy, below are various ideas and activities.


Click on the caterpillar and the butterfly below for more.



Welcome to our world at Bond!



Welcome to Early Years!

In Early Years, we lay the foundations for learning.  

We provide a rich and exciting curriculum both indoors and outdoors.  We believe that all children deserve the best possible start with their time at school so that they will grow to become “confident, lifelong learners”. 

At Bond, we recognise that every child is unique and that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.  We follow the statutory framework for Early Years and so all our pupils will cover the 3 prime areas of learning and the 4 specific areas of learning.  



Our Reception Classes:
Stripy Butterflies:
Miss C Morrell (Class Teacher), Ms Jackson 

Spotty Butterflies: Mrs J Best-Biddle (Class Teacher), Miss M Haque, Mrs Proracki



Our Nursery Class (AM and PM):

Caterpillars: Miss V Wallace (Class Teacher) and Miss S Maharaj (Class Teacher)

Mrs P Thurailingam and Miss L Gavin.



Our topics for 2018-2019


Autumn: Enchanted forest / Settling in / Traditional stories

Spring: Space and Aliens

Summer: Adventures



Autumn: Teddy bears/Traditional tales

Spring: On the move/Journeys/What's for dinner/ Food and Drink

Summer: Let's Grow/Life Cycle/Beside the sea.



Prime Areas

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language


Specific  Areas

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


In addition, all our pupils will be supported to become effective learners.

Characteristics of effective learning

Playing and exploring

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to have a go

Active Learning; motivation

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically; thinking

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making Links
  • Choosing ways to do things.