Maritime Academy Trust

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

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Aims and Expectations

  • Be able to listen to others and simple stories
  • Use talk to ask questions and retell events and simple stories
  • Begin to understand simple who, what, where, why and how questions
  • Develop fine motor skills, including but not limited to: name writing and patterning.
  • Develop gross motor skills, moving in different ways and negotiating space safely
  • Improve self confidence, manage feelings and behaviour.
  • Make good relationships with other children and familiar adults
  • Embed Phonics. Phonics aids the development of reading and writing skills by focusing on the relationship between the sounds of the spoken language (phonemes) and the letters of the written language (graphemes).
  • Develop number recognition, number writing and recognition of 2D shapes.
  • Begin to give meaning to the marks they make. Use groups of letters or letter-like shapes when writing.
  • Encourage teamwork, practicality, curiosity and the development of problem-solving skills through Forest School sessions.


Important Reminders

  • That all children come to school wearing the correct uniform. This 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.
  • That all children bring a pair of wellies with them to school for their Forest School sessions.
  • That parents regularly communicate with Nursery teachers through the Hook Lane Nursery Weekly Book. 


Term Plans

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1


Home Resources

If you would like to continue the development of your child’s learning. Please use the suggested resources below:

Jolly Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics


Contact Information

Your child’s Weekly Book is regularly updated with information regarding your child’s education as well as information regarding the school. Remember to regularly check your weekly book to ensure that you receive all relevant communications from Hook Lane.

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.