Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) 2019 - 2020

Mrs Jeffs

Mrs Jeffs

Henry Class Teacher

Miss McDonald

Miss McDonald

James Class Teacher

Welcome to Reception!

If your child is in Henry Class, their Class Teacher is Mrs Jeffs. If your child is in James Class, their Class Teacher is Miss McDonald. EYFS Classes are supported by Mrs Johnson, Mrs Allen and Mrs Cooper, our Teaching Assistants.



In Reception, we learn a lot through our play.  We learn to become independent learners and think for ourselves.

Our mornings include a rolling snack which means we can eat our fruit and have some milk or water when we feel hungry and then continue with learning through play based activities.


We follow Letters and Sounds and have daily phonics sessions. This is where we learn new letters / sounds and then we use them in our reading and writing. We also have Literacy sessions so we can use our new skills and knowledge as well as in our fabulous writing and reading areas. We have maths sessions where we learn about numbers, shapes, measure and can always find maths everywhere in our indoor and outdoor environment.  We also focus on learning about our world, technology and expressive arts and design throughout each day. 

We base our planning and topics around different books although this can change due based on the children’s interests. The activities set up in our classroom are carefully tailored to these and their next steps. Our planning considers all  areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum including: Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language & Physical Development.


When your child is settled into school,  they will be sent home with a reading book and a reading diary. It is important to listen to your child read every night and record this in their diary. Their reading book will be changed twice a week. We will occasionally send home other activities for your child to complete at home. 


If you would like any help on how to support your child’s learning at home, please come and speak to a member of the team who will provide you with lots of ideas on how to do this.



Mr Kelly will take your child for a PE lesson once a week. The PE kit should be a white tshirt, navy blue or black shorts and black pumps or trainers. Branded PE bags are available to purchase from the School Office.


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PE       Reception  
Homework  Reading books changed       Reading books changed



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