Welcome to the EYFS homepage.
Here you will find information for our EYFS classes.


Each half-term we will send a newsletter home that includes useful information and dates. Regular updates on your child's learning will be posted to the online app 'Tapestry'.

Don't forget we update our Twitter page most weeks and also send messages via our school communication app - School Ping.

If you have any queries or need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you need to pass a message to one of our teachers in the morning, please jot it down on a piece of paper and give it to a member of staff on the door. Please remember to put your child’s name and class.

Miss Birchall & Mrs Driscoll
Every day in Early Years is an adventure! Children in Reception are challenged daily to ensure they reach their full potential. We cater for individual learning styles to ensure all children can access our curriculum. Our approach offers a balance between child initiated play and adult led activities. Through daily phonics, literacy and maths activities we aim for all children to become confident readers, writers and mathematicians.

Our nurturing environment and experienced team of Teachers and Key Workers support the well-being and emotional development of all children to secure happiness and enable learning to take place.

EYFS Learning Overviews

Our Curriculum is based around the understanding that children learn best through play and active learning. Our carefully tailored planning allows us to teach across all 7 areas of learning and development. These being:

PSED-Personal Social and Emotional Development

PD- Physical Development

CLL- Communication and Language

L- Literacy


UW-Understanding the world

EAD- Expressive Arts and Design

Planning and Learning Overviews

We tailor our planning to follow our learners interests and learning styles. We believe that if children are excited and interested by a topic, they will be more engaged in their learning. We often expand learning opportunities in the moment and are not afraid to follow the children's lead when an opportunity to develop a learning idea presents itself!


Reading aloud at home should be done at least 5 times per week, even if you only have time to read one or two pages. Please ensure that you make a note in your child’s Reading Record Book to let us know how your child is reading. We value any comment you add. Reading Record Books should be returned to school each day.
*Due to Covid safe protocols we ask that all reading books are returned each Wednesday so that they can be quarantined before giving out new books on a Friday.

Homework tasks are set each week via our app, Tapestry.


Children should come to school in their P.E. kit instead of their uniform.  Please make sure all PE kit items are named and that the children have suitable outdoor and indoor clothing. Further details of kits can be found on our uniform page. Parents will be informed in September of their child's P.E. day.


Children are provided with a range of healthy snacks during their day in reception. Snack is £1.50 per week per child and should be paid each Monday. Please send snack money in an envelope with your child's name on.