Willowpark Primary Academy


Welcome to Pre-School

Hello, we are Pre-School.

The staff who work here are Mrs Deakin, Ms. Clegg, Ms Meggison and Mrs. Mayes.

We enjoy learning through play in our classroom and we like to do lots of hands on activities to extend our learning and understanding. We have our own outdoor area where we spend lots of time exploring the natural environment with our friends.  We particularly enjoy the mini-beast hotel where we like to observe the bugs and creatures inside.

Indoors we make use of our resources to learn through role play, construction and imaginative play. 

Come and pay us a visit and see for yourself! 

Reading in Pre-school 

Reading and storytelling helps our youngest children learn about sounds, words and language. Reading stories stimulates imagination, develops social skills and helps children learn about the world around them.




Pre-School Authors/Key texts 

Please click on a link below to view the animated/read-aloud versions of our Key Texts

Autumn 1



Autumn 2 



Spring 1 


Spring 2 


Summer 1


Summer 2 



 Reading at home 


Top tips for reading at home 

Pre School Nursery Rhyme focus 

At Willowpark, we learn a range of nursery rhymes throughout the Early Years.  Nursery rhymes are important as they hep us to develop a wide range of key skills. This includes:

  • Learning new words and extending our vocabulary.
  • Learning how to pronounce words correctly.
  • Helping us to become more active through body movement as well as develop fine and gross motor skills.
  • Developing social skills such as listening and turn-taking.
  • Learning different beats and rhythms.
  • Learning how to recognise the sounds within words and where words begin and end in sentences.
  • Developing positive relationships between children and adults.
  • Developing emotional awareness.


These are the Nursery Rhymes we will focus on in Pre-School 

 Click on the links below 

Autumn 1


Heads, Shoulders, knees and toes


If you're happy and you know it clap your hands

Autumn 2


Wind the bobbin up


Twinkle, twinkle little star


Spring 1 


Teddy bear, teddy bear


It's raining, it's pouring 

Spring 2


Old MacDonald had a farm


5 little ducks went swimming one day

Summer 1 


Incy, Wincy Spider 


There's a worm at the bottom of the garden

Summer 2


Row, row, row your boat


Baa Baa black sheep


 Stay & Play mornings 

stay and play.pdf



Health & Wellbeing 


Toilet Training


Oral Hygiene 


Ditching the Dummy 


Understanding Emotions 


Importance of Play 


Helping your child to sleep


 For more information and support, you can contact your health visitor or GP.

Websites to try at home 








 Funding Information 

Funding Information



preschool autumn 2 newsletter 373219 .pdf


preschool autumn 1 newsletter.pdf


Our Class

WellComm - Communication & Language 

communication and language wellcomm website.pdf

Our Class Charter


 Curriculum Topic Plan