Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Aims and Expectations

  • Develop good listening skills and enjoy joining in with stories and rhymes. Be able to retell a familiar story and make up their own.
  • Understand simple instructions and ask who, what, where and why questions.
  • Learn new words and be able to start and continue a conversation with others. 
  • Develop confidence and know how to play in a group with friends. Manage their own feelings successfully and be able to talk about emotions.
  • Develop  movement, balancing, riding and ball skills. Draw shapes and lines with increased control, using a variety of one handed tools. Learn to write their name or some letters of it.
  • Develop an awareness of letter sounds (phonics). Spot and suggest rhymes, count or clap syllables in a word and recognise words with the same initial sound. 
  • Develop key counting skills and a strong understanding of how numbers to 5 work, including problem solving and noticing and comparing amounts without counting (subitising). 
  • Talk about and make arrangements with shapes. Explore and create patterns and learn words to describe understanding relating to position, weights, measures.
  • Be curious and explore using their senses. Notice and talk about features of where they live and know that there are different countries in the world.
  • Talk about their family, community, different occupations and celebrations. Show  positive attitudes about the differences between people. Talk about a sequence of events in their lives, past and present. 
  • Use their imagination to create stories and role play.  Enjoy exploring music, movement and performance. Use a range of materials creatively, talking about their ideas.


Important Reminders

  • School uniform in Nursery  consists of navy tracksuit bottoms, skirt or pinafore, white polo shirt and navy sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan. These can be plain or with the school logo. Shoes should be practical for all weathers and children should ideally be able to remove them and put them back on independently. 
  • P.E & Forest School. All Children will need a pair of velcro fastening plimsolls and a pair of wellington boots for these activities, which will be kept at school during term time. Please make sure that all items are clearly labelled with their name.
  • Book bags should be brought in daily and checked for messages in their contact book, nursery rhymes or story books brought home to share.


Term Plans

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1


Home Resources

If you would like to support the development of your child’s learning, please use the suggested resources below:


Contact Information


At Hook Lane we use the My Child At School (MCAS) system to regularly update our parents and carers on information regarding the school. Please make sure to keep your contact details up to date and check your emails regularly.

All nursery children are given a contact book for non urgent messages between school and home, which should be checked daily. 

Nursery teachers are also contactable during school drop-off and pick-up times, but if you do have a pressing concern, please do contact us via the school office and we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.