Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to EYFS
Welcome to Foundation Stage. The class teachers are Mrs McGravie for Green Class and Mr Owen for Red Class, ably assisted by Mrs Bowden every morning. Mrs Bucknall and Mrs Morgan, will also support the class during the week. We are all very much looking forward to working with your child.

Children in our Reception class follow the Foundation Stage curriculum. This curriculum is the fore-runner to the National Curriculum and involves young children experimenting, investigating, and making sense of the world around them through play.

Exciting first hand experiences, both self-initiated and adult-led, enable the children to develop knowledge, understanding and key skills in all areas of learning which provide a sound basis for later education.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Making Relationships; Self-confidence and self-awareness; Managing Feelings and Behaviour)
  • Communication and Language (Listening and Attention; Understanding; Speaking)
  • Physical Development (Moving and Handling; Health and Self-Care)
  • Literacy (Reading, Writing)
  • Mathematics (Numbers, Shape, Space and Measures)
  • Understanding the World (People and Communities, The World, Technology)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (Exploring and Using Media and Materials; Being Imaginative).

The morning sessions include many Literacy and Numeracy activities which are very practical based with a good variety of additional choice activities including role play, outdoor play, construction, sand, water and play dough.

All children participate in a ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic session daily from Monday to Friday for 25 minutes. The afternoon sessions are more fluid and children can access activities in both classrooms and the outdoor area.  

Throughout the year an on-going profile of each child’s achievements will be kept based on regular observations. This will form the basis of the end of year Foundation Stage Profile, which is shared with you through Parents’ Evening and End of Year Report.


What Are Class 4+ Learning About This Year?

Termly Overview

Term Link
Autumn FS Overview Autumn 2019.pdf
Spring FS Overview Spring 2020.pdf


Termly Topic Maps

Term Link
Autumn 1 FS (TTP) Autumn - Autumn 1 (2019-20).pdf
Autumn 2 FS (TTP) Dark Night, Bright Lights - Autumn 2 (2019-20).pdf
Spring 1 FS (TTP) Brr it's Cold - Spring 1 (2019-20).pdf
Spring 2 FS (TTP) All Aboard - Spring 2 (2019-20).pdf
Summer 1  
Summer 2  


Medium Term Planning

Term Link
Autumn FS (MTP) Autumn Coverage - Autumn (2019-20).pdf
Spring FS (MTP) Spring Coverage - Spring (2019-20).pdf


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