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

I love how the older children all greet my daughter by name and are so caring. She absolutely loves her buddy, who is a wonderful role model.
— Parent of a nursery child

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. 

 These are:

  1. Communication and Language

  2. Physical Development

  3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  4. Literacy

  5. Mathematics

  6. Understanding the World

  7. 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?

Upcoming events

Letters home

Do you like what you see?

Find out about how to apply for a place in our nursery or reception class.