EYFS 2020 - 2021

Mrs Buckley

Mr Heaton


Welcome to Summer Term 1 in EYFS

Our Classes:

Class 10 Mr Heaton/TA - Miss Gunner

Class 11 Mrs Pepper/TA - Mrs Noden


Jack and the Beanstalk (Book & CD): Amazon.co.uk: Richard Walker, Richard  Hope, Niamh Sharkey: 9781905236428: Books


Our topic this half term is based around the  traditional tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ by Richard Walker & Niamh Sharkey. 

One day, when they have no food left, Jack s mom sends him to market to sell the cow. On the way, Jack bumps into a funny little man wearing a big, baggy jacket with big, baggy pockets. In the pockets lie six bewitched beans, but the funny little man has lost the instructions for them. Jack s adventure begins when he swaps Daisy the cow for six magic beans that grow to the land of the clouds. goodbye forever?

This warm-hearted and enchanting bedtime story includes adventure, growing, changing and wealth.

We will enjoy a ‘Narrative Immersion’ approach to learning.  We will be exploring the themes of adventure, growing, changing and wealth through exciting and imaginative activities. The children will play and learn in contexts that challenge and inspire their curiosity using drama, stories, songs and rhymes.    

During this time, we will be observing the children and using these observations to plan fun and exciting future topics.  We will inform you of future topics via our class page on the school website.


Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception, we follow the  Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which is divided in to 7 areas of learning. All areas of learning are interconnected and implemented through carefully planned, purposeful play based around the children's interests.


Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional development;

Communication and Language;

Physical development


Specific areas



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design


In Reception we learn through a range of teacher directed and child-initiated activities which take place both inside and outside the classroom. We focus on building positive relationships with the children where the children feel supported and learn to be strong and independent learners.


Our Busy Week!



Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack. This is a lovely social opportunity for the children. Snack is 60p a day or £3.00 a week can be paid for either electronically on-line or by placing the money in an envelope which can be put in the yellow box in reception.  Your child will also be provided with a free afternoon snack.



We have one P.E session a week on Monday. This PE lesson will be taken by Mrs Wilson and Mr Read.

With the guidance in place advising against changing clothes in school, children will be required to come to school wearing their full PE Kit. As they will have to wear their PE kit throughout the whole school day, the children will need to be suitably dressed and prepared for indoors, outdoors and all weather conditions.

We are suggesting that the Elworth PE t-shirt and shorts/skort be worn underneath the Elworth jogging bottoms and zip up top. (This to allow layers to be taken off if children get too warm when inside, whilst providing layers for warmth when outside). A waterproof jacket is a necessity, in case of poor weather. Children will also need to come in wearing a sensible pair of sports trainers.


Forest School

This term, the children will be introduced to Forest School.  They will explore the outside environment safely through fun and engaging challenges under the watchful eye of our experienced Forest School leader, Mr Thorpe.



Swimming will not take place for EYFS this year due to the current restrictions.


Reading Books

Your child will bring home a library book they have chosen to share with you. They will also bring home a Read Write Inc reading or blending book to read with you. Please practise segmenting and blending with them to support their early reading skills.  We strongly recommend that you read with your child for ten minutes a day. Also, your child will bring home a phonics sheet with sounds to practise and write.


Math Homework

Each week, your child will bring home a fun math challenge to complete which will develop their number and problem solving skills.







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