Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

Nursery  B                                               Nursery Y                                                   

Teacher - Miss N Farrell                           Teacher - Miss H Barker

Teaching Assistant - Miss M Kwan           Teaching Assistant - Miss S Choudhury

Teaching Assistant - Miss S Baddoo        Learning Support Assistant - Mrs J Artingstall


Reception B                                            Reception Y

Teacher - Miss J Tilt                                 Teacher - Miss L Perry

Teaching Assistant - Miss S Marshall      Teaching Assistant - Miss C Upton

In the Foundation Stage, we follow The Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) which sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years.  For more information regarding the Early Years framework, please visit:  http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf


Important Days - Reception

  • Homework will be given out on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday. If your child needs help with their homework, please speak with their class teacher before the return day.
  • PE is on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has shorts, t-shirt, trainers and something warm for outdoor PE such as a tracksuit.
  • We will send home two reading books per week which we will change on a Friday. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home.


This half term we will be continuing our topic Mythical Creatures before learning about Christmas. We are looking at these books:

  • Room on a Broom by Julia Donaldson
  • The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight
  • Elf on a Shelf
  • Rich Witch, Poor Witch
  • The Dragon and the Nibbleson Knight 

Phonics and Writing - Reception

In English, we will be using our focus stories to inspire discussions, extend our vocabulary and build our story language. In addition, we will continue to develop our reading and writing skills through our phonics, guided reading and writing sessions.

All children will be learning to blend to read and segment to spell by applying their phonic knowledge. Please encourage your child to write for different purposes at home, for example, shopping lists, cards, labels.

Below is a link to a website with lots of free phonics games which your child could play at home.



We will be learning to spell the following sight words: the, to, I, no, go, of, into. Please practise spelling these words at home.

We will be continuing to practise our cursive handwriting. The children will continue to learn how to form each letter alongside learning the grapheme phoneme correspondence in phonics. Please support your child by practising the sounds they have learnt in phonics that week (see learning journals).

Mathematics - Reception

In maths this half term we will be practising recognising, ordering and writing numerals to 20. We will be developing our understanding of addition, subtraction and doubling. We will also be continuing to compare height, length, weight, and capacity.


Come and Play

This year we will continue our ‘Come and Play’ sessions. These sessions will run, on a Friday, from 8.55 – 9.40 a.m. They are every week in Nursery, and once a fortnight in Reception. This is a brilliant opportunity for you to come and see what your child is learning at school and to engage in a range of play-based activities. We look forward to seeing you at one soon.


Spare Clothes - Nursery

Please ensure your child has at least one spare set of clothing on their peg. Our spare clothing supply is very limited due to clothing not being returned. Please ensure that clothing is returned as soon as possible. If you have any unwanted socks, tights, trousers and t-shirts please bring them into school as they would be much appreciated.


Reading Records - Nursery

We will send home one Nursery book every other week for you to share with your child at home.  You could ask your child where the story is set, what the problem is, who the characters are, and what the solution might be. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time you read a story at home.


Learning Journals - Nursery

At parents’ evening, we discussed your child’s learning journal. This will be sent home every Friday. Every other week we will set a piece of homework to complete, please return this by Wednesday. This is so we can continue to put in pieces of work for your child to share with you at home. It also enables us to see the progress they are making over the year.