EYFS 2023 - 2024

Mrs Day

Mrs Oakes

Miss Hegarty


Welcome to the Summer Term in EYFS

Our Classes:

Ladybirds will be taught by Miss Hegarty. Miss Gunner will be the Teaching Assistant supporting the class. 

Caterpillars will be taught by Mrs Day (Monday, Thursday, Friday) and Mrs Marrow (Tuesday, Wednesday temporarily). Mrs Noden will be the Teaching Assistant supporting the class Monday-Wednesday and Mrs Wilmot will support the class on a Thursday and Friday. 

Mrs Greening and Mrs Holloway are Teaching Assistants who also support the EYFS classes during their activities in the day.


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Our topics for the Summer Term are based around the stories 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Jack and the Flum Flum Tree'.  

Our first topic for  this half  term is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ where we will be involved in a narrative immersion based around the story by Niamh Sharkey and Richard Walker. We will be enjoying lots of activities including finding out about growing beanstalks, comparing similar fairy tales, mapping adventures through fairytale lands, finding out about life in a castle, making musical instruments, investigating length and height as a measure, making bake sale posters and writing character descriptions.

Our second topic will be 'Jack and the Flum Flum Tree' where we will be involved in a narrative immersion based around the story by Julia Donaldson. We will be exploring problem solving and new beginnings through this tale with lots of role play opportunities. The children will also have the opportunity to understand more about how to take care of flowers and growing plants, look after each other when poorly by sewing quilt covers, investigate how magnets work, practising and composing songs related to our themes in the story each week, understanding floating and sinking, making packing lists for an adventure, food tasting and rating.


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 have a break time when they have the opportunity to have a healthy snack. Please send your child to school with a healthy snack or use Arbor to allow children to order a school snack. In the afternoon, children will be provided with fresh fruit. 



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.


Read, Write, Inc.

As a RWI school we have access to fantastic videos which we use in school to support children in learning their sounds. We have put all the videos on a school page which you can access to support your child in learning them. We would appreciate you continuing to support your child with learning and retaining their sounds. https://sites.google.com/elworthce.cheshire.sch.uk/phonics/home


Phonics Homework

Your children will be given set 1 and set 2/3 sounds practise booklets to use at home alongside their reading book or ditty sheet. 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 it.  














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