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.


Plastic Free School

06 Oct 2020

Membury Primary Academy started their journey to becoming a plastic free school today! It is amazing to see the children so engaged in this pupil-led project. It is only the beginning for us but a big...

Bug Hunting

30 Sep 2020

A wet and wonderful Forest School afternoon. The children were lucky enough to visit a local garden to go bug hunting, learn about growing vegetables and composting. They warmed up with hot chocolate...

Chester Zoo

28 Sep 2020

We were hooked on Chester Zoo's virtual visits and today it led us into designing and building our own Membury Zoo. The children used what they knew about habitats, animal classification and animal he...

Here We Are

25 Sep 2020

Here at Membury Primary we have spent the afternoon reflecting on our 'Here we are' scrapbooks. This unit of work has been excellent for bringing us togther to talk about the planet we live on. Owl Cl...

Forest School

23 Sep 2020

Robin and Owl class love Wednesday afternoons when they get to learn new skills at Forset School. We are so lucky to have this provision weekly, all year round!

Remembrance Service

11 Nov 2019

Alex and Amelia represented Membury Primary today at the Minster Remembrance service. They were joined by children from other schools to lay crosses and wreaths in memory of all who served for their c...

Bubbles in Robins

28 Jun 2019

Robin class have been learning about bubbles and enjoyed creating their own. Please see attached pictures Bubble Pictures

Viking Shields

15 Feb 2019

Owl Class has had lots of fun making Viking shields. We learned all about Viking Raiders who raided parts of England, and relied upon their shields for protection. We made shields from cardboard, milk...

Year 4 Hooke Court

21 Nov 2018

Our Year 4 children, Mrs Cowan and Mrs Adair have all safely arrived at Hooke Court. They have had chance to settle into their rooms and make their beds before having lunch and beginning the first of...

Forest School Magic

13 Nov 2018

This week has been a very busy week for Owl Class. On Tuesday afternoon Owl Class traveled across to Chardstock for the fortnightly forest school lesson. This week we looked at the colours all around...