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



We will be learning more about each other by exploring our emotions using the focus story In My Heart a Book of Feelings. Once we have settled into our new routine we will begin our topic Mythical Creatures which will extend into Autumn 2.
As part of our learning we will be looking at the following stories:

  • There’s a Dragon at my School
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight.


Phonics - Nursery


Phonics and Writing - Reception

In English, we will be focussing on developing the children’s early reading and writing skills through daily phonics, spelling and handwriting sessions. In addition the children will partake in English and guided reading/writing sessions several times per week.

In phonics we are learning to blend to read and segment to spell by applying their phonic knowledge. Please support your child to complete their weekly phonics homework. 

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 with your child.

We will be introducing the children to cursive script. The children will learn how to form each letter using cursive handwriting alongside learning the grapheme phoneme correspondence in phonics. We will send information home to enable you to support your child to practise their letter formation.

Mathematics - Nursery

The children will 


Mathematics - Reception

In maths this half term we will be learning to use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, time and money. In addition we will be learning to count using 1:1 correspondence, matching the quantity to a given number and developing our understanding of mathematical concepts such as addition and subtraction.


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.