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 Mrs Coates-Dale and Ms Mutter. We have a great team of teaching assistants in Early Years: Miss Crook, Ms English and Miss Seed. 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 Planet Superheroes and we will be finding out about our planet and how we can work together to look after it. We will be focusing on learning about recycling, the water cycle, sea pollution, floating and sinking and changes over time. We will also start to prepare for moving up to year 1. 

This half-term we will continue with Level 3 Floppy’s Phonics Programme and continue to apply all other phonemes we learnt throughout the year. Children will continue to blend sounds to read and segment sounds for writing, and continue to learn new tricky and helpful words that do not follow the phonic code. We will be reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants and polysyllabic words. During guided reading we will re-read texts to focus on improving our fluency and comprehension. In writing we will focus on using our writing rules to write clear sentences and checking that our sentences make sense.

In maths we will revise all that we have learnt so far this year and consolidate the skills that we have been practising throughout the year. We will focus on aspects of comparison, counting beyond 20, number pattern, capacity, 3D shapes, sequencing events and time durations.

Children will continue to bring reading books home this half term and have guided reading in school weekly. Please make sure to bring book bags, reading records and books into school every day just in case your child reads with an adult or reading buddy on a different day.

This half term we will only have a couple of weeks of Forest School, as we will start to prepare for our school trip, the EY sports day and preparing to move up to year 1.


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 Wednesday and/or Thursday, 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 2023

EY Curriculum Descriptor Summer 2 24

EY Curriculum Descriptor Summer 1 24

EY Curriculum Descriptor Spring 2 24

EY Curriculum Descriptor Spring1 24

EY Curriculum Descriptor Aut2 2023

EY Curriculum Descriptor Aut1 23

YR long term planning overview 2023-24


Penpals – Example letter formation before joining

What to expect in the EYFS – A guide for Parents

Early Learning Goals

Floppys Phonics Letter to parents and carers

Floppy Phonics extra practice zone

Supporting children to read at home