EYFS

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.


Topic-based learning

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)

EYFS Subject Long Term Planner 2021-2022.docx

Long term planner outlining our topics across this academic year

Phonics

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:

Pronunciation_guide_Autumn_1.pdf
Pronunciation_guide_Autumn_2-2.pdf

Our learning

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 -

EAD

Bowling -

Maths, Physical and PSED

Dinosaur comparisons -

Maths

Matching number puzzles -

Maths

Lifecycles of caterpillars -

UtW

Small world pretend play -

EAD / UtW

Forest school -

UtW

Throwing / scoring games -

Maths / PD

Tracing letters -

Literacy

Diwali lamps -

UtW

Beach role play corner -

EAD

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.