Early Years Foundation Stage – Reception

Teachers : Mrs. Dade and Mrs Gualda are the teachers in Sunshine Class. Mrs. Dade works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Gualda Thursdays and Fridays.

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 Albrow, Mrs DeBoick, Mrs Reynolds, Mrs Scott, and Mrs Smith. 

All teachers have time for Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA).  Mrs Reynolds will covering  both classes at this time.

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

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EYFS Weekly Update – 15.03.2019

Our whole school focus on good manners and respect has been a great success and we have had lots of interesting discussions about showing respect to others.

Thank you for supporting Red Nose Day today, the children had fun taking part in all our activities; Mrs Smith devised a dance routine and we played lots of fun games inside and outside too! All the pictures are on Tapestry.

We have loved the windy weather this week and enjoyed running with ribbons and throwing pieces of material in the air and trying to catch it.

We would like to create a display showing signs of Spring. Please can you take photos of any signs of Spring in your own gardens and when you are out and about for us to put up in Nursery and Reception. Please upload any photos onto Tapestry, we will then show the children and print them for our display.


We have enjoyed the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and we have been busy, making, painting and printing ladybirds. Using small world toys and created our own story maps. Next week we will continue to explore minibeasts with a focus on the story the very busy spider.

We have changed our role-play area into a farm shop buying lots of fruit and vegetables carefully weighing them to see which are the heaviest and lightest.

Thank you very much to Ruby’s mum for coming in to help us decorate a pebble ladybird.

This week we have Letter of the week is ‘u’.


In maths this week we have been focusing on money, particularly coin recognition and choosing the correct coins to pay for items in our fruit and vegetable shop role play area. We will continue this next week and adding the coins together. We will also be looking at time focussing specifically on ‘o’clock and half past’ times. We would be grateful for any digital / analogue clocks that we could borrow too.

Both classes have got their 10 class points and have chosen different treats.

Sunshine Class will be having a disco next week! Rainbow Class have chosen to bring in a teddy from home! Therefore on Monday Rainbow Class can bring in a cuddly toy from home.

Thank you very much for the donations of recycled materials – we have some fantastic traps and are sure the Evil Peas will be caught once and for all. We don’t need anymore!

Have a lovely weekend

From the Reception & Nursery Teams


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.



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