Welcome to EYFS
We aim to provide a safe, happy and caring environment where children find learning enjoyable and achieve their best. All the learning opportunities that are offered are hands on and relevant and appropriate to the developmental needs of the children. We offer our children a range of first-hand experiences and play opportunities in order to further all areas of their development. We aim to develop children’s independence and confidence by providing opportunities for them to make choices and decisions for themselves through exploration and experimentation.
OUR EYFS TEAM for September 2021
Miss S Gray - EYFS Leader
Foundation Stage 1 (part time children)
Miss M Edwards - Class Teacher
Mrs W Taylor- Senior Nursery Nurse
Foundation Stage 2
Mrs S Gray - Class Teacher
Miss E Jones - Class Teacher
Support Staff working across the EYFS
Mrs J Pilley- Teaching Assistant
Mrs H Wilmot - Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Foulds - Teaching Assistant (0.6)
Mrs K Hamshaw - Teaching Assistant (0.4)
When planning learning opportunities, we use the Development Matters in EYFS document.
Our learning during the Spring Term
To find out how we teach phonics in the EYFS please click the following link.
|Reading in EYFS Link||Song Book||Phonics Booklet|
Home Learning Links
Our planning identifies essential learning and children’s learning needs. A theme is planned and children are presented with a question to discuss and explore. Learning is based around a quality, challenging age appropriate text and children’s interests are followed within this. Through these areas of interests, progress towards the Early Learning Goals is planned.
Word of the Week
In order to develop children’s language, we will teach adventurous vocabulary. The children will be taught one word each week. These words will be taught alongside other words found within quality, age related texts which the children will access each week. Parents will be informed of the word through Class Dojo and their child’s home school diary.
30 hours childcare
Click on the link below to find out more information.
New Initiative from The Department for Education
Hungry Little Minds Campaign
Children soak up every little bit of stimulation you can give them. It’s all the little things that make a big difference with the development of their speech and understanding of words.
Everyday moments can be used to boost your child’s learning, and they are interested in all sorts of things.
The Hungry Little Minds campaign provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into your routine and that children love:
- Kids will make a game out of almost anything. When you play with them you can see their imaginations light up. Whether it’s I spy while on the bus, peek-a-boo at bath-time or even a game of teddy bears’ picnic at tea-time.
- Kids love to talk about all sorts of things. It all goes in, even when they’re too young to say much back. So just go with what they are interested in.
- Kids love it when you read with them. It all goes in. Every single word. From a book, a magazine, even a shopping list.
Search Hungry Little Minds for simple tips and activities or to find out what’s available where you live and help set them up nicely for school.