Early Years 2018 - 2019

Miss Broadgate and Mrs Thornhill would like to welcome you to Early Years.

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Baker, Mrs Cross and Mrs Bennett.

Spring Term

Spring one: This half term our topic is going to be Dinosaurs and Space. In literacy we will be focusing on the book 'The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet' by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter which combine both topics. The children will be learning lots of new language related to the topics and will engage in some exciting activities linked to their CoJo. In numeracy we will be focusing on repeated patterns, one more than, estimating, ordering numbers from zero to twenty and the daily routine.

Spring two: The next half term our topic is going to be animals and wildlife. IN literacy we will be focusing on the book “Bog Baby” by Jeanne Willis. IN numeracy we will be focusing on language that relates to time and money.

Reading at Home

Your child will bring home a new reading book every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Initially this will be a story book that you can enjoy sharing with your child, discussing the pictures and asking your child simple recall questions. As your child becomes more familiar with the skills required for reading they will begin to take home levelled books. It is important that you read these books with your child every night as repetition is vital for early reading skills to develop and please record this in your child's Communication Diary. We will be keeping you up to date with your child’s reading progress regularly through the Communication Diary. 

Share a Story Sessions

Share-a-Story sessions with our Early Years children take place every Monday at 2.30pm. One adult per child is invited to attend these sessions which are valuable and enjoyable in supporting your child with their learning. Each session will take place in our amazing library "The Magical Forest".


Phonics is an important part of our daily routine. We spend at least twenty minutes each day in small groups practising the skills that impact on our early reading and writing skills. In the next few weeks we will be sending home tricky and high frequency words. We would encourage you to help your child to practise these every day as they will have a huge impact on their reading and writing.  We aim to offer workshops to parents/ carers on on how to support your child with reading and phonics. These will take place in the autumn term. You will receive information about this nearer the time. 

PE Kit

Both Reception classes participate in separate outdoor PE sessions every Wednesday morning and indoor PE sessions on a Thursday morning. For indoor PE children require a t-shirt, shorts and black pumps and for outdoor PE children require jogging bottoms, a zip up jumper and trainers. These PE kits can be purchased online. For health and safety reasons we ask that your child’s hair is tied back and all earrings are removed or covered.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled with only with water.

Please see tabs below for the Curriculm Overview and Weekly Early Years Newsletter.


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