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Foundation Stage

Welcome to EYFS, the Ducklings and the Chicks

Staff in our phase


Mrs Stone and Miss Mayall are the class teachers in the EYFS.  Mrs Stone teaches in Ducklings and Miss Mayall is the teacher of the Chicks class .

We have a team of teaching assistants who help us with our learning, Mrs Pallett, Mrs Summers and Mrs Sword all help us with our learning.

Mrs Nash comes to work with us on Tuesdays and Thursday.


At lunchtime Mrs Williams comes to play with us.


(Photos to follow) 



How we learn


In the EYFS we are always busy.  We like to explore and learn through our play.  We love having visitors into our classroom and going on adventures and trips.

Our day includes a Phonics session, where we are learning about Letters and Sounds.  We have a Number session each day, and we spend lots of time listening to stories and enjoying books.


During the day we spend time outside in the EYFS garden, travelling to far away places in our pirate ship, making a delicious lunch in our mud kitchen, digging for treasure in the sandpit and sometimes looking for minibeasts in the garden.  We love to be outside, no matter what the weather is like.  We always have our wellington boots and coats with us.


We take part in regular PE sessions and also visit Forest School on a regular basis.  In the woods we climb trees, explore the woodland, look after the animals that live there and have lots of time to work together. 


Our learning is supported by the adults and by our friends as we all learn together.  


We have lots of fun and have lots of smiles. 


What we are learning this term



Topic 1 - Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes?   (and other facts about me) 

During this topic we will be getting to know each other and finding out about school. 

 We are all new to Gateway Primary School, so will be getting to know our new friends and teachers,  We will be finding out about class routines.


Topic 2 - Me and My World.

We will be finding out about about our own world, including our families.  What makes us unique?

We will be thinking about our own bodies and how they work.  What can we do to keep ourselves healthy? 


Towards the end of this topic we will also be finding out about Autumn and Harvest.  

Hello Topic - Knowledge Organiser - Do you Like Ketchup on your Cornflakes?

We Are Conservationists Knowledge Organiser - Me and My World