Welcome to the (EYFS) Foundation Stage!

In Nursery and Reception children will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in an environment which will encourage them to:

  • Explore new concepts and ideas.
  • Extend and develop new and existing skills
  • Grow in confidence and be willing to have a go with new experiences,
  • Become an independent learner
  • Be prepared for the next phase of their education

Throughout the day, your child will learn through a variety of adult-led activities, adult initiated activities and child led play. Challenges are incorporated into the continuous provision and adults plan individualised next steps for children to work on and practise. Staff in the Foundation Stage work together as a team to ensure that your child has the opportunities to reach their full potential. We strive to create a safe, happy, nurturing and engaging learning environment.

Day to Day Routines

  • Children come straight into class through the side door at 8.40am (Nursery) and 8.45am (Reception).
  • Reception Reading books are changed twice a week on Monday and Thursday. Children also have ‘tricky words’ to learn.
  • All children have Lunchtime at 11.45.
  • All children participate in PE, ICT, Music and Show and Tell once a week.

The continuous provision set up in our EYFS unit provides opportunities for the children to develop their confidence in both indoor and outdoor independent play.

This information and more can be found in our ‘Meet the Teacher’ booklets below:

Nursery’s Meet the Teacher

Reception’s Meet the Teacher


Please remember that if there is anything you need, do come and see us – let’s work together to make your child’s year a happy, rewarding and successful one.

Mrs Whittam


Should you wish to generously donate a book to the EYFS classroom, you can find our wishlist here: EYFS Amazon Wishlist 

Latest from Foundation Stage

The dentist

Date: 02/11/2021

Mr Lester, the dentist, came to our class today. He talked to us about how we should look after our teeth and why it is so important. Everyone then had the opportunity to practise brushing their teeth with Mr Lester. Each child was given a pack of toothbrushes, toothpaste, stickers, activity sheet and an oral health information leaflet to take home.

Black History Month

Date: 29/10/2021

We have been talking about a successful, black inventor called Garret Morgan. He invented the three light-traffic light. We discussed how his invention is used by lots of people every day and how much safer the roads are because of them. Outside the children had a go at using the three colours of the traffic light to control the bike and scooter traffic. Inside we linked our learning to Maths and found different ways of creating traffic light patterns.

EYFS 2021

Date: 15/10/2021

EYFS have been working very hard on their self portraits. They used a mirror to observe their features before drawing and painting all the details which they could see.

Spring has arrived!

Date: 23/04/2021

This week, Reception went on a walk around our local area to look for signs of spring. We found blossom, daffodils, seedlings, flower buds, insects and green leaf shoots on the trees. We had a lovely time out in the sunshine and decided that spring had definitely arrived.


Date: 23/11/2020

Reception have been finding out about Diwali. We read a story and watched a video to find out how Hindus celebrate Diwali. Then we got busy creating our own diva lamps and rangoli patterns.

Our Five Senses

Date: 16/10/2020

In Reception we have been finding out about our five senses and what we use them for. We completed different challenges which required us to use each sense. Can you guess which senses we are focusing on in the pictures?