Early Years 2019 - 2020

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

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cross, Mrs Dowell, Miss Scott, Mrs Husher Mrs Fairbairn, Mrs White, Mrs Peach. 

Autumn One 

This half term we will be focusing on the book 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs go to School' by Ian Wybrow. We will be looking at different types of dinoaurs and what they eat and begin to describe a dinosaurs physical features. 


  • Labelling 
  • CVC words 
  • Group Writing 
  • Shared Writing
  • Captions 


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. We will be sending home tricky and high frequency words for you to practise with your child. Here are a few fun ways to engage your child:

  • Hide and seek with the words 
  • Splat the words 
  • Going up the stairs reading a different word on each step 


  • Couting to 20 
  • number recognition 
  • representing numbers
  • matching numeral to quantity 
  • odd and even numbers 
  • recognising 2D shapes 
  • representing data using pictograms 


COJO aims to promote the five british values and 7 character traits through fun and engaging missions linked to 7 different nursery rhymes. Each nursery rhyme has a character and missions to complete which link to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and the Prime and Specific areas of the Early Years Currciclum. 

This half term we will be looking at the character 'Tanisha Teamwork'

Reading at Home

 It is important that you read 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. In class we have a reading rainbow and every time your child reads 15 times they will move up the different coloured stars and receive a certficate. 

Share a Rhyme Sessions

Share-a-Rhyme 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 your child's classroom. 

PE Kit

All Reception classes participate in PE sessions twice a week.  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.

PE sessions 

Miss Broadgate - Monday and Tuesday 

Miss Day - Monday and Tuesday 

Mrs Thornhill - Tuesday and Thursday 

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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