Early Years Foundation Stage – Reception

Teachers : Mrs Dade teaches Sunshine Class on a Thursday with Mrs Maddock teaching the rest of the week.    

Mrs Matthews and Mrs Murfet are the teachers in Rainbow Class. Mrs Matthews works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs. Murfet works Thursdays and Fridays.

Teaching Assistants : Our teaching assistants are Mrs DeBoick, Mrs Reynolds, Mrs Scott, and Mrs Smith. 

All teachers have time for Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA).  Mrs Reynolds will covering for Sunshine Class with Mrs DeBoick covering Rainbow Class.

Mrs. Dade is the Early Years Leader and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).


For information on our curriculum, please see our Curriculum page.


EYFS Weekly Update – 11.10.2019

On Thursday as part of World Mental Health Day we talked about being a good friend and what we could do to make someone feel happier.

We were delighted to support World Mental Health Day this week and the children looked wonderful all wearing something yellow yesterday! Thank you so much to all the children and parents who kindly donated to the Young Minds Organisation and we raised a fantastic £450.


We have had a wonderful Fitness Friday; we all went out to the field together with the sports coaches to do some rugby drills. We were so pleased with how hard the children tried and all noticed some of their ball handling skills improved over the session. 


As the weather is getting colder and wetter please ensure your child has a coat and wellies, both named in school. 

Please can you return any outstanding Data Collection forms next week if you haven’t already done so – even if no changes are required and thank you to those who have already returned them.


Finally a reminder that we break up for half-term next Thursday 17th October (PD Day Friday) and we will return on Monday 28th October.



We have really enjoyed playing in our role-play area; taking on the roles of the Three Bears and using different voices for the bears. We made an assault course pretending we were trying to find Goldilocks. On Thursday we played a special friendship game finding friends with the same coloured object. 

Next week we will continue to focus our activities around the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Autumn. The colour of the week will be brown.



On Thursday we were impressed with how caring and sensitively the children talked and thought about how they and their friends might be feeling. We talked about how important it was to really listen to what your friends want to tell you.

This week all the children will bring home a phonics book and letter formation sheet. These are for you to practise at home and so you know the letter sounds we have been learning each week. The children will be able to tell you the rhymes that go with each letter. Please do not pressure your child your child to practise writing the letters, however, if they want to that is great. They could go over the shapes with their fingers; all the letters start on the line.

On Monday we would like to go on an Autumn Scavenger Hunt in the woods so please ensure your child has wellies as it is likely to be quite muddy!

This week in PE there were several children who didn’t have shorts, we do PE indoors and the children all need shorts, thank you.


Have a wonderful weekend.


From All the EYFS Team


Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning is a fundamental part of learning at in the EYFS and we operate a free flow system where the children can choose whether to learn outside or inside. The children have access to the outdoor area throughout the day and we set up activities that support and enhance the learning of what we are doing inside. At times these activities can be messy and whilst we do our best not to get too muddy and aim to put on aprons – there are times when the children will get dirty! Please can you provide wellies that we can keep in school.



Useful websites and information for parents

What to expect, When? – Guidance to your child’s learning and development