Early Years 2019 - 2020

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

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

Summer Term

Summer 2- Animals 

This half term we are looking at different animals and their habitats. This will link to our trip to Reaseheath Zoo. 


  • questions to ask the zoo keepers 
  • Recount of the trip 
  • descriptive writing of the animals
  • writing a list of animals we saw on the trip 
  • writing their own narratives 


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. Please continue to pratcise tricky and high frequency words as these are essential for fluency in reading. 


  • adding and subtracting two single-digit numbers 
  • doubling, halving and sharing 
  • use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
  • recognise and describe 3D shapes 
  • counting in 2s, 5s and 10s 

Other areas of the curriculum 

  • lifecycle of frog (observing our tadpoles)
  • Gardening centre role play 
  • painting different animal prints 
  • farmyard small world
  • making minibeasts using playdough 


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 'Parveen Positivity'

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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 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".

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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