Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) page, otherwise known as Nursery and Reception. We love to learn through play and follow our own interests. We pride ourselves on the balance of child initiated play and direct teaching. Putting the children at the heart of everything we do allows us to get to know each unique child and develop positive relationships.
Starting at school is a big moment for a small person. To help them settle in, we invite each new child to come into school and spend an hour with us before building up to a half day visit prior to starting. We have a large range of fun and exciting activities on offer, including arts and crafts, PE, music and movement and a "sticky kids" dance session. We also pair children up with an older child in the school who acts as a “buddy” to be a friend around the school.
This half term we are working on:
Currently we are interested in Superheroes and Magic. You may find us making potions, creating superhero masks or constructing a villain’s lair!
Maths - This term we will be problem solving using doubling, halving and sharing as well as consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 20.
Literacy - We are working on letter formation, writing sentences and reading. We try to read everyday at school but reading at home helps to improve our fluency and blending.
R.E. - We are learning about special places and special books.
P.E. - We are getting ready for sports day by practising throwing, catching, racing and balance.
What can you expect in the Early Years?
In the EYFS you can expect to see hands on learning through play as well as direct teaching. Each week reception have 4 phonics sessions, a PE lesson, an RE lesson and Music with Ms Mooreland. Maths and Literacy involve 3 carpet sessions a week and then we put our learning into practise through play. We follow the Government’s 2012 Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The children’s learning and development is taught through seven areas of learning.
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
For more ideas to support your child’s learning at home, check out our learning resources page.
What’s happening in Nursery and Reception?
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