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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to Our Class! 


In Reception you will find the EYFS team of Mrs. Kitching and Miss Rennie. We work together to ensure the children in our care have the best start in school. We encourage them to learn how to socialise, make friends and develop their personality. Our aim is to ensure all children have the opportunity to develop into independent, resilient learners.


The Early Years curriculum is called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. It sets out seven areas of learning and development.


The prime areas of learning are:

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development


The specific areas of learning are:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design


These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning activities.


At the end of the EYFS – in the summer term of the Reception year in school – teachers complete an assessment which is known as the EYFS Profile. This assessment is carried out by the Reception teachers and is based on what they, and other staff caring for your child, have observed over a period of time.


We like to develop a strong partnership with our parents as we find that this approach gives our children the very best start in their education. We therefore ask that children are supported at home by reading with an adult at home regularly and by sharing experiences together which can be uploaded via Tapestry. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning, please don't hesitate to talk to us.  


Our PE lessons will take place every Wednesday, therefore children should come into school in their full PE kit on a Wednesday. Physical Development is a key area of development in EYFS therefore we will also be working on this daily with fun and enjoyable activities. 


Thanks for your help and support, 

The EYFS team! 

Home Learning 

Please follow the link to find your child's home learning work.