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:
Maths - Numbers 1 -5 and Sorting into groups
Literacy - We begin phase 2 phonics w/b 16th September
RE - Being special
RSE - Being Me
Cooking - Lots of exciting things including birthday buns and apple crumble!
Floor book - We are currently exploring Little Red Riding hood
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?
We love the PTFA!
Tasty treats in Early Years
EYFS are making great use of their beautiful new garden space.
Our ‘decorated duck’ display won first place in the Hebden Bridge Rotary Club decorated duck competition.
This April we held a beautiful exhibition of art created by all our year groups.
Easter at Hebden Royd is always a very special celebration at our school, and this year was no different.
The early years love Numberblocks! A really fun way to learn early Maths.
From 8-17 March we took part in British Science Week, a fantastic chance to inspire the scientists, engineers and mathematicians amongst all of us.
Art inspired by the cold weather, by EYFS and Year 3/4.
Do you like what you see?
Find out about how to apply for a place in our nursery or reception class.