Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The EYFS Staff

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff support the children as they embark on their learning journey through our school. Mrs Brogan (RJB) and Miss Evans (RAE) are the EYFS teachers. They are supported by Mrs Collinson, Mrs Richards and Mrs Sparey, the EYFS Teaching Assistants. Miss Moth, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Cripps provide additional support in RAE. PPA cover is provided by Mrs Davis in RAE fortnightly and Mrs Fox in RJB each week.

Spring Terms 2018 (January - March)

During the first half term the children’s focused activities will be linked to the following books – ‘The Winter Hedgehog’, ‘Lost and Found’, and ‘Pirates Love Underpants’. After the holidays learning will be linked to the amazing adventures of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The children will be inspired to learn through their own interests in order to develop perseverance, co-operation and problem solving. Adults will be on hand to guide the children in extending their own ideas when they choose their own play based activities.

Supporting your child at home

This term the children will continue to learn a new letter sound each day. They will be learning to recognise digraphs* and trigraphs* within words and use these when writing too! It is important that the children also practise their sounds at home, at least five times a week, so that they learn all the sounds with quick recall.
The children could also focus on recalling the spellings of high-frequency words from memory.
Young children also need as many daily stories as an adult is able to read from a book, recall from their own childhood or even make up! This helps children to develop their listening skills and build an understanding of story structure. In addition, it fosters their imagination, as well as being an enjoyable experience!
Home learning books are sent home every Friday and are due back the following Tuesday.
* digraph: two letters together that make one sound, such as ‘ai’ in the word ‘rain’.
   trigraph: three letters together that make one sound, such as ‘air’ in the word ‘fair’.
EYFS Curriculum

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