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EYFS Staff

Class 1 - Mrs Sayah (Teacher/EYFS Lead) and Mrs Tiplady (TA)

Class 2 - Mrs Viljoen (Teacher), Mrs Newell (Teacher), Mrs Makepeace (TA) and Miss Watkins (TA)

Class 3 - Miss Loveday (Teacher) and Miss Murphy (TA)

EYFS Timetable Information

Class 1 

Forest School - Tuesday

PE - Friday

Class 2

Forest School - Wednesday

PE - Thursday

Class 3

Forest School  - Friday

PE - Tuesday


On PE days, children should come to school in PE kit.

On Forest School days, children should come to school in Forest School clothes (old clothes that can get muddy, or a waterproof all-in-one suit) and bring school uniform to change into.  Children should leave wellies in school if possible, for use at Forest School and in our EYFS Outdoor Area.

Term 6 – Curriculum and Learning

Our theme for Term 6 is “I wonder where we might go”


Children have now been taught all the graphemes they need to know in EYFS, so this term will be focused on practising recognising and writing these graphemes – especially within words.  Children will also continue to practise reading and writing more “tricky words” (words that cannot be phonetically decoded).


During Term 6, children will consolidate their understanding of partitioning and combining numbers up to 5 and practise automatically recalling addition and subtraction facts for numbers up to 5, e.g. 2+3=5 or 4-2=2.  Children will then develop their spatial reasoning, including matching shapes, combining and separating shapes to make new shapes, replicating places and models, using positional language and understanding and creating simple maps and plans.  EYFS children will explore patterns and will also practise reading and writing numbers to 20 and beyond, in preparation for Year 1.

Talk for Writing

Our texts this term will be “Handa’s Surprise”, “Oliver's Vegetables” and “Dear Teacher”.  The children will learn the texts with actins and will use a story map to help recall and retell the text.  They will then use their own ideas to innovate the stories.  The children will also carry out a range of writing tasks linked to the texts.

In addition, we will listen to and discuss more stories related to our theme in our Book Talk sessions.

Foundation Curriculum

In PE, children will work on developing their co-ordination, agility and static balance.  This will involve throwing and catching, spinning rocking, tilting, sliding and bouncing, as well as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.

In Music, we will follow the Charanga unit “Reflect, Rewind and Replay”.  The learning will be focused around revisiting chosen nursery rhymes and/or songs, a context for the History of Music and the very beginnings of the Language of Music.  Linked to our theme, the children will also learn and perform a traditional Kenyan song and dance.

In Art, children will learn about the artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo.  They will also make summer pictures using sand and explore colour mixing to make underwater pictures.  The children will explore Kenyan painting.

In Understanding the World, children will explore maps.  They will learn about Kenya and compare England to Kenya.  Children will think about being healthy and will also explore the theme of floating and sinking.

In PSED, children will learn about how to ask for help if they feel unhappy or unsafe.  They will also think about ways to keep their minds and bodies healthy.  Towards the end of term, children will reflect on what they have achieved in EYFS and what they are looking forward to in Year One.

In Forest School, children will be encouraged to use their senses to explore the world around them, to talk about what they see, to work with others, to follow their own interests, use their imagination and to take risks. 



EYFS Example Timetable

EYFS Long Term Overview


How can parents/carers help at home?


Children will be given phonics homework in their homework folders every Friday. It is the expectation that these will be completed and returned the following week. Please take some time to complete this with your child and consolidate our phonics learning.

 Word Books

Each child has a red word book. Please keep these in your child’s book bag so that the teachers can practise reading with them in school. These will contain our “tricky words” which the children have to learn to recognise without sounding out, as well as short words for the children to practise their blending skills. Once the children are confident reading the words in their book, more will be added.


We expect children to be reading every day at home and for this to be recorded in their reading records. Reading books and reading records should be in school every day. 

Please speak to your child's teacher for any further information.  We are always happy to help!