Foundation Stage: 'The Owls' 3-5 year olds 2017 - 2018

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Tomlinson is one of our Early Years Teachers and she has been working in Early Years for over 8 years.

Miss Brown

Miss Brown

Miss Brown is one of our Early Years Teachers. She is currently on Maternity Leave.

Miss Bourne

Miss Bourne

Miss Bourne works full time as a Teaching Assistant in our class.

Miss Todd

Miss Todd

Miss Todd has joined us in our class to work as a Teaching Assistant.

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"Any learning a child encounters in school always has a previous history….Learning and development are interrelated from the child’s very first day of life.” ( Vygotsky,1978)


“Properly organized instruction will result in the child’s intellectual development, will bring into being an entire series of such developmental processes which were not at all possible without instruction.” (Vygotsky,1990)


The Early Years Foundation Stage is a distinct key stage which extends from birth to 5 years old; in our class this pertains to children from the beginning of Nursery to the end of the Reception year. From September 2012 the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory education program in all childcare settings.

The EYFS is organised into four equally important inter-related principles; a unique child, positive relationships, enabling environments, learning and development.

The Learning and Development principle is subdivided into seven areas of learning, the Prime areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication & Language; Physical with the remaining specific areas of Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World; Expressive Art


For more information please click the following links:

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Parents Guide to the EYFS


Your child will always have a private reading book of their choosing to take home with them each evening.  Reading this should be an enjoyable past time for them to do both individually and together with you.  When you listen to them read please take time to write a comment in their reading record so that we can encourage them in their progression together.

PE kits

PE kits should be in school Monday to Friday. They should remain in school throughout the week in case of timetable changes to PE due to weather or staff absence etc. Any children that do not bring their PE kit on on a regular basis will have a reminder letter sent home and be able to use lost property in the meantime so they don't miss out on a valuable and statatory part of the curriculum.

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