Early Years Foundation Stage
Welcome to Early Years at STM. We have great indoor and outfoor facilities in our separate EYFS building, for our oversubscribed Reception cohort.
Our topic based learning is focused on meeting all 7 areas of learning. We have a mixture of adult-led and child-initiated learning throughout the day, in both our indoor and outdoor classrooms.
7 areas of learning
Characteristics of effective learning
(This is how our children demonstrate they are learning)
Long term planner outlining our topics across this academic year
In EYFS, we have a big focus on early reading. We currently use Little Wandle as our phonics scheme; please see the Little Wandle Autumn 1 and Autumn 2 overview below:
We pride ourselves on providing excellent learning opportunities for our children here at STM. Here are some examples so far from this term:
Constructing for a purpose -
Maths, Physical and PSED
Dinosaur comparisons -
Matching number puzzles -
Lifecycles of caterpillars -
Small world pretend play -
EAD / UtW
Forest school -
Throwing / scoring games -
Maths / PD
Tracing letters -
Diwali lamps -
Beach role play corner -
Firework pictures -
EAD / UtW
We learn lots through play and encouage children to make links to their own learning.
Teachers and teaching assistants provide acadmic and holistic support for all children in EYFS. We aim to develop independence and prepare our children to move up to Key Stage 1 by the end of their time in Reception.