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 Ms Dil-Afuz. We have a great team of teaching assistants in Early Years: Ms Catchpool, Ms Green, Ms Chapman, Ms Kladi and Mrs Simpson. 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 Summer 2 term is Splish Splash Splosh and the topic will be all about Water. Where does water come from? What lives in Water? What floats on water? What sinks in water?  

In Summer 2 we will continue with Phase 4 phonics which includes learning to read and write CVCC (consonant, vowel, consonant consonant) , CCVC words and polysyllabic words. We may do some Phase 5 and we will also be consolidating all we have learnt so far in preparation for Year 1. With a number of phonemes under our belt and the use of a sound mat we can now start writing more complex sentences, our own stories and our own fact files about animals. In Maths we are exploring doubling, sharing, grouping and finding numerical patterns.


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, weather dependent. Children should come to school on Wednesdays dressed in their PE kit. PE kit consists of: navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, navy blue tracksuit, velcro strap trainers or plimsolls and socks. Remember to name all clothing clearly. Under the current circumstances PE will predominantly be outside so please ensure your child has a complete kit with a tracksuit for colder days.

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 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 (when possible) or come and find us!


Useful Information

YR long term plan overview 2020-21

Early Learning Goals


Penpals – Example letter formation before joining

Phase 2 HFW and TW

Phase 2 Soundmat

Phase 3 Soundmat

First 100 High Frequency Words

Presentation from 29th September 2020:

Welcome to EY 2020-21

EY Curriculum Workshop information from 4th November 2020:

EY curriculum_maths workshop 2020-21

EY curriculum workshop_phonics and reading

Letters and Sounds actions

Helping your child with Reading at home_2020

helping your child with Maths at home

Pronunciation of phoneme sounds

Jolly Phonics songs