Early Years

Welcome to Early Years!


In Early Years we have two classes (Gold Class and Silver Class), who work and play together.

Gold Class is a Reception class of 30 incredible children led by Ms Del Corso and Silver Class is a Reception class of 30 equally incredible children led by Miss Catchpool. We have a great team of teaching assistants in Early Years. We work hard together to build a happy and engaging learning environment for everybody to thrive in and to have the best possible start to their exciting school learning journey.

Our topic for the Spring 1 term is Habitat Hunters and we will be learning all about different habitats where animals live, different climates around the world, what humans and animals need to survive, and learning about certain endangered species around the world.  

We will be starting Phase 3 of Phonics, where we will learn additional phonemes with more that one letter (digraphs  e.g. /ch/, /or/, /ee/ and trigraphs e.g. /igh/, /ear/, /air/). Children will continue to blend sounds to read and segment sounds for writing, and continue to learn new tricky words that do not follow the phonic code.

In maths we use the White Rose scheme of learning and we will be comparing numbers beyond 5, making pairs, and combining two groups. We will also explore and compare mass, capacity, length, height and time.

If you did not manage to join the curriculum workshop in the Autumn term a copy of the slides are attached under Useful Information below.

General Information

You will receive weekly newsletters through Parent Mail outlining what we have covered during the week and how you can support children with consolidating their learning.

P.E. lessons will usually take place on Wednesdays mornings, and will either be outdoors or indoors. Please keep PE kits in school so we can take advantage of opportunities on other days too.  PE kit consists of: navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, navy blue tracksuit (top and bottoms), velcro strap trainers or plimsolls and spare socks in a draw string bag – remember to name all clothing and bag clearly! 

Children have a fruit snack and milk every day (the milk is available through Cool Milk and free for all children up until the age of 5, after which you will be asked if you wish to continue and contribute to the cost). Children should bring in their own named water bottles to school and take them home daily to be cleaned.

If you have any questions about school, please contact the Office by phone, email, in person or come and find us!


Useful Information

EY Curriculum Workshop 2021

Helping your child with Reading at home_2021

What to expect in the EYFS – A guide for Parents

YR long term plan overview 2021-22

Phase 2 sound mats

Phase 2 HFW and TW


Penpals – Example letter formation before joining