Early Years & Foundation Stage

FS2 & Phase Leader: Miss Marshall

The Lower Phase encompasses Nursery and Reception 

Children in our Nursery and Reception classes have fantastic facilities for both indoor and outdoor learning. We have spacious and stimulating classrooms and outside areas that the children use throughout the school day.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

Our Foundation Stage follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance (Click to view Official Guide). This curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning:

1.  Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
2.  Communication and Language
3.  Physical Development
4.  Literacy
5.  Maths
6.  Understanding the World
7.  Expressive Arts and Design

FS1: Miss Wilde

Foundation Stage - Nursery

With its tremendous outdoor and indoor facilities, our nursery offers an excellent start to your child’s education at Walton Primary Academy.


Offers of nursery places are sent directly from the Education department in the term before your child is due to start. Once you have confirmed in writing that you still require this place, your details will be forwarded to the school. You will then be informed by the school as to your child’s starting date. You will also be told whether your child will attend the morning or afternoon session. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the nursery prior to starting in September.


There are two Nursery sessions each day. The morning session starts at 8.50am and finishes at 11.50am and the afternoon session starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 3.30pm. Each session is supervised by a fully qualified teacher and senior teaching assistant, giving a ratio of 1 adult to 13 children.

FS2: Miss Burkinshaw

Foundation Stage – Reception

In Reception, children continue their Foundation Stage education.

 Walk into our reception classes and you will expect to find children engaged in a fantastic range of stimulating, child-centred learning activities. We have excellent indoor and outdoor spaces which are all linked to encourage free-flow, allowing children to interact and enjoy a broad range of activities.

Click Here for parent information for Foundation Stage 2