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Early Years (Nursery & Reception)

Welcome to EYFS


Stars Class: Nursery   

Moon Class: Reception   Sun Class: Reception

Our Learning

In EYFS we consider children's learning and development in seven areas.  The three 'Prime' areas underpin all other learning.  They are: personal, social and emotional development, communication and language development, and physical development.  The four 'Specific' areas build on skills and attitudes developed in these prime areas.  They are: literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.  Supporting all of the learning in these areas are the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning': playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically.  Our learning environments enable children to follow their interests and lead their own learning, with the help and support of positive relationships with adults and peers.

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Library visits

We visit Central Library on Monday mornings on a three-week rota (see below).  You child will have a card that stays at the library and will be able to borrow a book when we visit, provided you have returned any previously borrowed books.  Books borrowed from the library are your responsibility and you will receive a reminder from the library if books are not returned.


17th April - no visit

24th April - Stars Class

1st May - no visit

8th May - Moon Class

15th May - Sun Class

22nd May - Stars Class

Half Term

5th June - Moon Class

12th June - Sun Class

19th June - Stars Class

26th June - Moon Class

3rd July - Sun Class

10th July - Stars Class

17th July - Moon Class


We need additional adults to accompany us to the library so that we can walk there safely.  We leave school at 10am and arrive back by 11am.  If you can come with us, please let one of the adults in your child's class know.

Parents at school

  • Every Friday from 9.00-9.20am we hold a reading morning in our classes.  Please join us to read some favourite stories with your child and their friends.  Children love it when their parents stay!
  • We hold regular Inspire Mornings across the school.  These are an opportunity for you to find out more about your children's learning, to see your child in the learning environment with their peers, and gather some ideas to help support your child at home.  Each Inspire Morning is run on a whole-school theme.  This year, themes have included handwriting (and motor skills in EYFS) and reading.
  • We need parents helpers to come with us on trips.  Each class goes to the library every third week (see the rota above) and we always need adults to come with us.  We also run trips to museums, galleries and places of interest.  We try to run a trip every term and always need parent helpers.  Some trips are very popular so, to be as fair as possible, we allocate places on a first come first served basis.  If you are keen to accompany your child and their classmates on a trip, please ensure that you return your permission slip promptly.