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 Summer 2 term is Planet Superheroes! We will be investigating ways to protect our planet, focusing on reducing, reusing and recycling to look after our environment. We will also be learning all about about water: where it comes from; protecting our waterbodies; freezing and boiling; and floating and sinking in water.

In phonics we are focusing on using our phonics knowledge to read and write longer words, such as words with consonant clusters (e.g. plant, frog) and compound words (e.g. butterfly). 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 checking that our sentence makes sense by reading it back to ourselves.

In maths we use the White Rose scheme of learning and we will be learning about doubling, halving and sharing equally. We will also be covering odd and even numbers, problem solving, and more spatial reasoning games.

This term we will start learning about internet safety with Jessie and Friends.

Internet Safety with Jessie and Friends

There is further information on the parent guidance document: 4-7s Guide for parents and carers


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.

This term P.E. lessons will usually take place on Monday 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 HFW and TW

Tricky words mat





Penpals – Example letter formation before joining

Early Learning Goals