”Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage, where children begin the exciting journey that is school.Mrs HarrisonPhase Leader
Many children in our EYFS start in Nursery and move through to Reception, where we are also joined by new friends from other nurseries and childcare settings. We know that our children love to learn about the things that they enjoy and are passionate about, so we use their interests and ideas to plan and lead our topics. Staff model and scaffold new learning through imaginative, play-based activities both indoors and outdoors. We love learning outside and can regularly be found in our wellington boots exploring and discovering new things in our woodland area. Our aim is to provide children with experiences and opportunities that feed their curiosity and wonder; giving them the drive to learn and know more, which is essential for their future school years and beyond.
Storytime is one of our favourite times of the day. As well as providing an opportunity for staff to lead an adventure through the pages of a book, the children are actively engaged with vital literacy skills which support them as they learn to read and write. Children should be sharing stories and books every day at home; using the illustrations or their knowledge of a much-loved book, to help to tell the story. As they begin to read themselves, they should be encouraged to show off their amazing new skills daily to their family and friends.
Our EYFS Classes and Teachers
Autumn 2023: Reception
What a wonderful first half term we have had in Reception! The children have settled in very well and have loved exploring their new learning environment. We have begun to master the numbers 0, 1 and 2 and have been taught to read and write some of the sounds from set 1. We are beginning to use our knowledge of these sounds to read words. It has been a privilege to watch friendships form and grow – we are a very proud teaching team!
This half term, Reception will be continuing to look at the world around them, furthering their knowledge by learning about villages, towns, and cities. They will also be looking at celebrations, including Bonfire Night, Diwali, and Christmas. Our pupils will be continuing to develop their reading skills in their phonics groups and will have mastered the numbers to five by the Christmas holidays. Our pupils in Seahorse Class have already started practising their songs for this year’s Nativity and are excited to put on a great show at the end of the half term!