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Mrs Witcombe
Class 1 Teacher
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Mrs Veryard
Class 2 Teacher
Assistant Head Teacher

EYFS Leader of Learning
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Mrs Harris
Class 2 Teacher

Welcome to our EYFS page!

Our topic this half term is People Who Help Us!

The children are completing different activities linked to this topic in areas of EYFS

Our focus texts this half term all link to our topic and are:

Week 1 - People Who Help Us (A non fiction text)

Week 2 - Paula the Vet

Week 3 - Doris the Doctor

Week 4 - Charlie the Firefighter

Week 5 - Chick Gets Lost! (linked to our delivery from 'Incrediable Eggs')

Week 6 - The Easter Story

Who is Who?

Mrs Witcombe is the teacher in class 1 with Miss Dann and Mrs Alford-Plympton.

Mrs Veryard teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Class 2 and Mrs Harris teaches on Thursday and Friday. Miss Hooper is the HLTA in class 2 on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Frankpitt is the Teaching Assistant on Tuesday.

Parent Workshops

Please see information below regarding our upcoming parent workshops:

The aim of these sessions is to create a small, informal community where adults can share and discuss any successes or problems that that may be occurring at home or school with other adults and school staff who have, or work with, children of a similar age. It is also an opportunity for me as a teacher, to get to know some of you better, and attempt to support you by sharing ideas and enhancing understanding of what it is like for your child at school each day. 

These sessions will run on a Friday from 2.30 - 3.10 in Trinity Hall, each Friday up until Easter. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided to enable you to have a few minutes to yourself and hopefully relax a little. 

The general topic for each session is as follows:

Session 1 - Friday 24th February - Expectations in Reception: Being Independent. 

It was great to see so many parents at our workshop and we hope you found it useful.

Please click on the link below for the PowerPoint slides of this meeting.

EYFS Parent Meeting 1

Session 2 - Friday 3rd March - The beginnings of Literacy: Phonics and Reading.

Session 3 - Friday 10th March - The Importance of Fine Motor Skills: Writing.

It was great to see so many parents at our workshop and we hope you found it useful.

Please click the link below for the PowerPoint slides of this meeting.

EYFS Parent Meeting 3

Session 4 - Friday 17th March - The Value of Play at School: Indoors and Outdoors. 

EYFS Parent Meeting 4

Session 5 - Friday 24th March - Maths in Reception: Number and Shape.

Session 6 - Friday 31st March - Taking care of yourself: Parent's Well being.

Within each session there will be opportunity to discuss common problems specific to 4 and 5 year olds, for example, speech and language problems, toileting issues and being a fussy eater.

Please Mrs Witcombe at the end of the day if you would like any more information. 


EYFS Phonics and Reading Meeting

Please see the powerpoint below to support with phonics and reading at home.

We will shortly be inviting you into school to see a phonics lesson being taught in order to support parents with the learning of phonics and reading at home.

EYFS Phonics and Reading Meeting PowerPoint

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

The children will be learning the classroom rules and learning to play and share with the other children in the class. 

The children will also be thinking about the importance of taking turns in conversations and that everybodies opinions are important.

After half term the children will be looking at the topic Count Down to Christmas where we will be learning about the meaning of this special time and using lots of different activities and crafts too.


The children will be learning different letter sounds this term. We will be looking at the way each letter is written and there will be rhymes to sing along to when writing each letter. The children will bring home the phonic sheets in their book bags to practice at home with you. These letters all form part of our basic code which we gave you a copy of in your welcome pack. 

The children will also bring home a phonics book where we will ask them to draw pictures of objects starting with the letter sound we have learnt. For example a sock for the letter s.


Whilst the children are learning the different letter sounds we will also be learning the correct way to hold a pencil when writing and also practice to use scissors in the creative area.


During our maths lessons the children will be learning about the different numbers to 5 to begin with and then to 10. The children will be completing lots of practical activities to help them recgonise these numbers in lots of different ways. The children will also be learning number writing rhymes to help them form the numbers correctly. These rhymes were also in your welcome pack.


Our PE days are on a Monday and a Wednesday and the children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits. The children will have the chance to be outside and inside. We will begin inside with using the apparatus and learning the climb, jump and land safely.

Don't Forget:

The children will need to bring their book bags each day as they will be bringing home reading books and phonics folders to practice at home.

The children will need to bring a water bottle each day. please only put water in this bottle - thank you.

If you have any worries or concerns, please talk to adults in your child's class. We are always here to help!

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