Early Years Curriculum

Learning and Development

Membury Pre-school is a governor run pre-school based in membury Primary School. Children learn through a variety of play opportunities that are matched to their learning and development needs.  The reception class offers more focussed learning opportunties including literacy, numeracy, knowledge and understanding of the world and creative arts. The children have access to a large outside space that is used for role-play. It is a very versatile space that can be anything from a fairy tale cottage to a jungle! Children have the opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom through a wide range of activities and resources. The children are able to move freely between all the spaces where members of staff are able to support them with their specific Learning and Development needs.

The Learning Journey

Each child will have their own individual book called a Learning Journey which is used to track their learning and development across the curriculum. It will include photos and notes explaining the different sorts of activities they do, examples of pictures, mark making and things they create. On a daily basis the adults working with your child will make notes and collect any information that shows specific details of your child’s development. Although the Learning Journeys are kept at school we encourage you to look at them with your child at any time and share in their progress. If you wish to add to the Learning Journeys with photos or information about anything your child does at home it would be much appreciated.


Mischievous Monsters Project

12 Feb 2021

Our Mischievous Monsters Project is complete! Inspired by the new books, characters and the illustrations, the children have created their very own monsters. We absolutely love both of the books so fa...

Three Little Pigs

12 Feb 2021

The Three Little Pigs... or The Three Little Snakes, Mice or Zebras? Robins Class have been learning about Traditional Tales. Through role play, sequencing and talk, the children have each written the...

Islamic Pattern Art

10 Feb 2021

This afternoon, we completed our Islamic Pattern art learning with a final piece. The children had spent time learning about line, pattern, repetition and colour. Today, we used printing to repeat our...

The Great Fire of London

09 Feb 2021

What a day! Robins class travelled back in time to 1666 when the Great Fire of London took place. They have made bread, written diaries using quills and made wigs just like Samuel Pepys. The day ended...

Our Temporary Move

05 Feb 2021

Monday morning sees Membury Primary officially moving into the village hall for their next half term. Our school is getting a brand new roof! So for the meantime, school looks a little different but w...

Phoenix of Persia

02 Feb 2021

It wasn't any old Tuesday at Membury Primary... Today the phoenix's invaded the playground and churchyard! Our KS2 children, inspired by the book 'Phoenix of Persia', have created their own phoenix pu...

Great Fire of London

28 Jan 2021

Robins Class are learning about the Great Fire of London this half term. They've made some fantastic houses, had a go at thatching a roof and looked at how fire spreads. The next task is to find out w...

Forest School

26 Jan 2021

A wet and wonderful forest school today. There was still plenty of ice to be found but the bugs were hiding away! Well done to this member of Owl Class for showing a good attitude and progress in thei...

Snow in Membury

25 Jan 2021

We couldn't resist playing in the untouched snow on the playground this morning. The children created a volcano, that even erupted ice water, and a snow heart to shower our playground with kindness....

Merry Christmas

18 Dec 2020

Membury Primary Academy wish everyone a very merry Christmas! Thank you for the support and kindness you have given us this year. We look forward to 2021! Stay safe this holiday. {! sz_gallery_by_id...