Welcome to Early Years
In EYFS, the most important thing is that we all feel secure, happy and loved. We learn to care for each other and keep everyone safe, having lots of fun in the process of exploring and learning through play.
The Early Years Team
Miss Ansboro – EY Leader & Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Bailey – Reception Class Teacher
Miss Moore – Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Woodier – Nursery Class Teacher
Nursery & Reception Welcome Message for Pupils Starting in September 2020
A very warm welcome to our pupils who will be joining our Nursery and Reception Class in September. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances our usual transition and welcome meetings cannot take place this year, however please see the videos below for a message from Mrs Woodier (Nursery Class Teacher) and Mrs Newson (Reception Class Teacher) with some additional information about starting in September.
Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to Reception
Preparing for Nursery
Please read about preparing your child for Nursery from the downloads section below
Early Years Information
The EYFS Curriculum Map can be found in the downloads at the bottom of the page.
Early Years had a fantastic time learning about stories old and new as part of our first Spring term topic ‘Tell Me a Story!’. We have shared many Traditional Tales and focused on one of our favourite authors, Julia Donaldson. The children loved retelling the stories through role play and talk 4 writing activities and produced the most wonderful ‘story in a shoe box’ projects for homework.
In Spring II, we introduced our new Cornerstones Curriculum and both Nursery and Reception classes have enjoyed exploring their new topics. Nursery have been investigating ‘Are Eggs Alive?’ and ‘Why Can’t I Have Chocolate For Breakfast?’, whilst Reception have been exploring ‘Do Cows Drink Milk?’. We look forward to answering these questions later in the term!
What to expect, when?
Please find the “What to expect, when?” document below in the downloads section for guidance to your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The document includes information about your child’s next steps and ideas of how you can support them in each area of learning.
Some useful websites
Letters and sounds is a great website for phonics games and extra information about phonics Letters and sounds
Phonics play is another fun website full of interactive phonics games Phonics Play
Teach Handwriting is an excellent website with practise worksheets and video clips demonstrating how to form letters using the pre cursive script Teach Handwriting
Parent Observations in Early Years
In Early Years, we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements – whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you about the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a ‘well-rounded’ picture of who your child really is. The following documents can be found in the downloads section below
- Parental Observation letter
- Star Moment sheet
- Me, My Family & World
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Early Years team.
Early Years Newsletters:
- Parental Observation letter.pdf pdf157.6 KbMar 26th, 2020
- EYFS Long Term Plan.pdf pdf158.7 KbMar 23rd, 2020
- Reception Curriculum Map.pdf pdf1.0 MbMar 23rd, 2020
- Nursery Curriculum Map.pdf pdf2.0 MbMar 23rd, 2020
- EYFS Brochure 2019-2020.pdf pdf417.0 KbMar 23rd, 2020
- Me, My Family & World.pdf pdf206.2 KbMay 20th, 2019
- What to expect.pdf pdf2.7 MbMay 20th, 2019
- Star Moment sheet.pdf pdf79.4 KbMay 20th, 2019
- Preparing for Nursery.pdf pdf87.1 KbMay 20th, 2019