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Foundation Stage

Welcome to EYFS, the Ducklings and the Chicks

Staff in our phase


Mrs Stone, Mrs Ayling and  Mrs Barker are the class teachers in the EYFS. 


Mrs Pallett, Mrs Skinner, Mrs Strongman and Mrs Smith also help us with our learning.





EYFS Autumn Celebration

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Big Red.mp4

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Old McDonald w a.mp4

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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 the sounds that they make.  We use Bug Club phonics to help us.  We have  Number sessions, 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, construction castles, making waterways, climbing 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. This term we have been building fires for cooking and keeping warm. 


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 - We are Environmentalists - IN THE GARDEN


As we move into the warmer weather we will be spending lots of our time outside, learning about things that live in the garden.  We will be growing seeds and plants and will be exploring critters and minibeasts.


For this topic we will be meeting lots of creatures - we have a special visitor coming into school who will bring lots of friends for us to meet.  We will be learning about insects and minibeasts, we will be sorting into those that fly and those who don't and will be finding out about legs!!!  



As part of our learning this term we are going to be babysitting a egg delivery - what might be inside? 

Our job will be to do lots of watching and observing, and to look after the contents for a couple of weeks.


 We are now coming towards the end of our Phase 3  phonics journey, we now know a way of creating every sound that we need to write.   We will be writing captions using our sounds and tricky words from Phase 2 and Phase 3.  Our Phonics sessions will be moving on to Phase 4.    In Maths we will be extending our use of numbers to 10, we will be  adding and subtracting, finding one more and one less and will be learning our number pairs that make numbers to 5 and beyond.  We will continue to explore doubles and number patterns,






We will be learning inside and outside every day, so we need to have wellington boots in school (These can stay in school) and we will all need a coat.

Bookbags need to come into school every day.


Children in the EYFS do not need to bring in snacks or toys into school. 


We will be taking part in weekly PE sessions and Forest School Sessions in our school woodland area.