EYFS 2022 - 2023

Mrs Astley

Mrs Oakes


Welcome to Spring Term in EYFS

Our Classes:

Ladybirds will be taught by Mrs Astley and Miss Gunner will be the Teaching Assistant supporting the class. 

Caterpillars will be taught by  Mrs Oakes and Mrs Noden will the Teaching Assistant supporting the class Monday-Wednesday and Mrs Wilmott will support the class on a  Thursday and Friday. 




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When there's no food in the cupboard, Jack goes to market to sell Daisy the cow. But rather than money, Jack receives magic beans...and the promise of adventure!  

Our first topic this term will be based around the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ by Richard Walker and Niamh Sharkey. We will be enjoying a ‘Narrative Immersion’ approach to learning.  We will be exploring the themes of change, emotion and wealth through exciting and imaginative activities. The children will play and learn in contexts that challenge and inspire their curiosity using drama, stories, songs and rhymes.  

During this time, we will be observing the children and using these observations to plan fun and exciting future topics.  We will inform you of future topics.


Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception, we follow the  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.



Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack.  This can either be brought in from home or the children can order a school snack each morning. Please ensure your child knows if they are having a home or school snack. Your child will be provided with a free fruit/vegetable afternoon snack.



PE lessons will be on a Monday afternoon. Children will also take part in 'Fitness Friday' every Friday and will therefore need to wear their PE kit on both Monday and Friday. 

Children will be required to come to school wearing their full PE Kit. As they will have to wear their PE kit throughout the whole school day, the children will need to be suitably dressed and prepared for indoors, outdoors and all weather conditions. A waterproof jacket is a necessity, in case of poor weather. Children will also need to come in wearing a sensible pair of sports trainers.


Each week your child will bring home a book that they have chosen from the class library. This is a book of their choice. Children will be supported to swap their library book once a week. Please share this book with your child at home, reading it with them, dicsussing the pictures and encouraging them to re-tell the main events of the story. Please fill in your child's reading record with a brief comment on how they have responded to the story. 

Your child will also bring home a deodable reading book that the children can read to you, using their phonics skills that they have learnt in school. Please listen to your child read this book daily, encourage them to build fluency with each read. Please write a comment in your child's reading record to let us know how they have got on. 

Book change day for library books will be Thursday. 

Please ensure that your child has their reading book and record in school every day as they will need them for our daily reading sessions. 

Phonics Homework

Each time your child learns a new sound they will bring home a practise sheet for them to practise writing the sound. Please do complete this with your child. Encouraging them to hold their pencil correctly, use the hand writing phrase to help them practise forming the letter and supporting them to read the sound after they have written in. These sheets can then be kept at home so that you can practise the sounds children have learnt in school with them. 


Maths Challenge

Every Thursday we will e-mail parents a Maths Challenge for you to complete at home with your child. This will be linked to the Maths learning in school that week. Please do complete this with your child and upload a picture to Tapestry. 












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