Early Years Foundation Stage 



Welcome to Ash Tree Class!

 The class teacher is Miss Crane

with Mrs Looker and Miss Moore supporting the children. 


Welcome to Fir Tree Class!

The class teacher is Miss Mitchell 

with Miss Allen, Mrs Mathieson and Mrs Amey supporting the children.

Mr Bush and Mrs McDavitt  may be in class at different times throughout the week.


Mrs Casey will teach Cookery.



Summer 2024

Our topic this half-term is Everyday Heroes where we will be focusing on the different roles people have in our community e.g. police, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, vets, dentists, teachers etc.

Next term our topic is Green Fingers where we will be focusing on summer, trees, flowers, the lifecycle of a plant, and fruit and vegetables. We will read Jack and the Beanstalk.


Reading and Phonics


We follow the Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) phonics programme. This is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme which is designed to teach children how to read through the act of decoding and blending. It comprises of daily phonics lessons to teach children the link between the sounds of our language (phonemes) and the written representation of these sounds (graphemes), or the spellings of the sounds contained within the English language. We will be continuing to work through Phase 4 and will learn Phase 5.




·       We will listen to a variety of fun and stimulating stories, take part in role play and enjoy practical experiences to stimulate our creative ideas.

·       We will practise forming our letters and continue to concentrate on holding our pencils correctly. 

·       We will practise writing simple sentences, using a capital letter, finger spaces and a full top.




·         We will build numbers beyond 10.

·         We will count patterns beyond 10.

·         We will explore spatial reasoning.

·         We will match, rotate and manipulate.

·         We will add more and take away.

·         We will explore doubling and sharing and grouping.

·         We will explore even and odd numbers.

·         We will visualise and build.

·         We will subitise

·         We will explore composition.



General Information



  • Monday, Tuesdays (outdoor) 
  • Wednesdays (indoor)


·        Please label clearly all P.E kits, uniform, shoes, coats, bags etc.

·       Please encourage your child to be independent in dressing themselves, so that changing for P.E is easier for them - please remove any earings on P.E. day.

·        Please ensure that your child brings in a bottle of water each day, not juice.

·       The school supplies a piece of fruit every day, but please feel free to provide a piece of fruit in a separate named container (not a     lunchbox) for your child, if you wish. This will be eaten at morning break. Please ensure any snack or packed lunch is also nut-free,   and grapes are cut in two lengthways. Please bear in mind we are a nut free school and have children in EYFS with severe nut   allergies.

·      Please apply sun cream to your child before school and provide a NAMED sun cream for them to reapply themselves later in the   day, if needed.

·        Please provide a NAMED hat.



Support at home

Reading activities


Please note in the Reading Diary to show a reading activity has been done.


Reading activities:

Daily reading is an important part of the children’s home learning; however, this does not have to mean sitting with your child whilst they read to you.  You could:

·         Play Eye Spy

·         Play ‘spot the word/letter’ in a favourite book or a newspaper.

·         Use letter cards (or written on pieces of paper) to play snap, or pairs.

·         Make up interesting stories with each other

·         Write a shopping list

·         Create silly sentences

·         Snuggle up to enjoy a good bedtime story together

·         Hide and seek ‘Harder to read and spell’ words



Maths activities

You can play simple maths games with your child to practise key skills e.g:

  • Counting stairs as you climb them, fruit or physical activities
  • Weighing and comparing weights whilst cooking
  • Spotting shapes and numbers in the environment

Please encourage your child to form letters and numbers correctly by showing them the correct way to form them if they form them incorrectly.


With thanks,

Miss Crane and Miss Mitchell


For further information about our curriculum – please see the long term plan below