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: Miss Chan, Ms English, Ms Mitchell and Miss Thurston. 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 2 term is Once Upon a Time and we will be focusing on traditional tales, storytelling, story writing, acting and performing some of our favourite traditional tales.

We will continue with Level 2 and Level 3 Floppy’s Phonics, where we will learn additional phonemes with more that one letter and vowel digraphs and trigraphs (e.g. /ai/, /ee/, /oa/, /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. We will focus on learning to write a sentence and learning that stories have a beginning, middle and end.

In maths we will continue with composing and comparing numbers to ten and making number bonds to ten. We will also explore patterns, 3D shapes and learn their names.

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 Mondays, 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 Descriptor Spring 2

YR long term planning overview 2022-23


Penpals – Example letter formation before joining




Early Learning Goals

EY Curriculum Workshop 2022

Helping your child with Reading at home

What to expect in the EYFS – A guide for Parents