EYFS 2018 - 2019

Mrs Buckley


Welcome to Autumn Term in EYFS



The Owl who was afraid of the dark

Plop is a baby Barn Owl. He is the same as every baby Barn Owl that has ever been- except for one thing....He is afraid of the dark.






Our new topic this term will be based around the story ‘The Owl who was afraid of the dark’ by Jill Tomlinson. The children will be exploring the themes of growth mindset, facing fears and being brave through exciting and imaginative activities (see our topic web below.) The children will play and learn in contexts that challenge and inspire their curiosity using drama, stories, songs and rhymes.   


Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception, we follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which is divided in to 7 areas of learning. All areas of learning are interconnected and implemented through carefully planned, purposeful play based around the children's interests.


Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional development;

Communication and Language;

Physical development


Specific areas



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

In Reception we learn through a range of teacher directed and child-initiated activities which take place both inside and outside the classroom. We focus on building positive relationships with the children where the children feel supported and learn to be strong and independent learners.


Our Busy Week!



Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack. This is a lovely social opportunity for the children. Snack is £3.00 a week can be paid for either electronically on-line or by placing the money in an envelope which can be put in the yellow box in reception.  Your child will also be provided with a free afternoon snack.



We have one P.E session a week; Class 10 on a Friday morning and Class 11 on Friday afternoon. Your child will need the school PE t-shirt, shorts and trainers; please could you put these in the yellow sports bag. Earrings will need to be removed before school and long hair should be tied back. All clothes need to be clearly named.



We will be swimming during the summer term. 


Reading Books

Your child will bring home a library book to share with you. Later in the term your child will also bring home an Oxford Reading Tree book to read with you. Your child will read twice a week at school and a note will be put into their reading diary to inform you of their reading days. We strongly recommend that you read with your child for ten minutes a day. Your child will also bring home a phonics book with sounds to practise.






Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time

On Wednesday afternoon, Mrs Crowe will be teaching in Class 10 and on Thursday afternoon, she will be teaching in Class 11 while we have Planning, Preparation and Assessment time. The children will have been introduced to Mrs Crowe before this session.

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