Reception Class

Early Years Foundation Stage / EYFS

Welcome to Stone CE Combined school!

For those of you a little unfamiliar with Early Years and how it looks in a school setting, here is a very brief summary:

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

These three areas, the prime areas, are:

We must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

As from September all children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 will be using the Read Write Inc programme, as part of their daily Literacy lessons. Read, Write Inc is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Children will bring home storybooks matched to the sounds they know so they develop accuracy, speed and confidence.

We know that children who read a lot at home do well at school. The more children read, the more they know and the easier it is for them to learn. Please use the following weblink which includes helpful parental guidance on how to:

It is vital that you use only the pure sounds that your child will be learning, when reading at home. So if you are at all unsure, please do check on the Ruth Miskin webpage.

Key Dates
12th January 2017 - Stay and play
3rd February 2017 - Reception Enterprise Sale 3:15pm
10th March 2017 - FUDGE Day (Fathers, Uncles, Dads, Grandads, Everyone else)
21st April 2017 - Stay and play
30th June 2017 - MAGEE Day (Mum’s, Aunts, Grandmas, Everyone Else)
14th June 2017 - Forest School Starts for Year R

We look forward to meeting you at the various events throughout the school year. However, we are always in need of Volunteers to help with maintaining Early Years resources and areas. Therefore, if you are able to spare an hour or two, either on a regular basis or sporadically, then please do let us know.

Log in to “ Tapestry” to view your child’s learning and share their home learning

Summer Term

Spring Term

EYFS Topic Overview

Slides from the Parents Meeting

Photographs from snack time, show and tell and our first visit to the library