EYFS 2020 - 2021

Mrs Buckley

Mr Heaton


Welcome to Autumn Term 2 in EYFS

Our Classes:

Class 10 Mr Heaton/TA - Miss Gunner

Class 11 Mrs Buckley/HLTA - Mrs Pepper

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Our topic this half term is based around the  wonderful story ‘Star in a Jar' by Sam Hay. 

What would you do with a fallen star?

When a little boy stumbles across a lost star, he decides to take care of it, putting it in a jar and carrying it with him everywhere. But when the sky calls out for its missing star, can the little boy and his sister figure out a way to return the star to its friends in the sky...even if it means saying goodbye forever?

This warm-hearted and enchanting bedtime story celebrates the rewards of true friendship.

We will enjoy a ‘Narrative Immersion’ approach to learning.  We will be exploring the themes of friendship and problem solving 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 Friday. 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.



Swimming will begin in the summer term.


Reading Books

Your child will bring home a library book they have chosen to share with you. Later in the term, your child will also bring home a Read Write Inc 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.







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