Early Years Foundation 2018 - 2019

Mrs Hunter

Reception Class Teacher and SENDCo

Reception – Our first weeks!

What a brilliant first half term we have had in Reception. The children have settled into their new classroom brilliantly. They are all doing so well learning their letter sounds and they have enjoyed sharing all the resources on offer in our new classroom and outdoor area and making lovely new friendships. We have been showing our teachers how good we are at our self- help skills: putting on our own coats, going to the toilet by ourselves and even washing our hands. The taps can be a bit tricky but we are trying our best!

We have had so much fun learning all about ourselves and then pirates.

We have been very busy…

  • Painting and drawing ourselves
  • Learning about our bodies and feelings in the Life Education Caravan
  • Learning about healthy foods we should eat to look after our teeth
  • Learning how to brush our teeth


Later, we have shared the story Portside Pirates and thought about what it would be like to live on a pirate ship.

We have also been very busy…

  • Building pirate ships with the Lego
  • Digging up and counting pirate treasure
  • Making pirate hats – cutting and colouring
    They have also taken part in our first PE lessons with Rhiannon and Alex!



Our EYFS school curriculum.

The curriculum is made up of 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas of learning. All areas are important and inter-connected and centre around the individual needs of each Unique Child.

You can download the curriculum for your child’s class below.

The 3 Prime Areas

Communication and Language – Listening and attention, Understanding, Speaking

Physical Development – Moving and Handling, Health and Self Care

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Making Relationships, Self Confidence and Self Awareness, Managing feelings and Behaviour


The 4 Specific Areas

Literacy – Reading and Writing

Mathematics – Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World – People and Communities, The World, Technology

Expressive arts and design – Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative.


There is no specific Reading Scheme used in Early Years and KS1. Children select from a range of schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Rockets, Songbird Phonics, Dandelion and Project X.

The Phonics Scheme delivered in school is mainly Letters and Sounds, supplemented by Jolly Phonics materials.



What makes us special?

Why are there so many leaves on the floor?

What do we and other people celebrate?

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What is winter like in Over Hulton?

Would you make a good  palaeontologist?



Are all minibeasts scary?

Who would the Billy Goats Gruff meet on the farm?


Early Years Foundation: News items

PE Weekly News Letter, by Mrs Blackhurst

Early Years Foundation: Gallery items

World Book Day, by Mrs Weikert

Early Years Foundation: Events items

Inset Day, by Mrs Weikert

PTFA Movie Night, by Mrs Weikert

St Andrew's C.E. Primary School
Crescent Avenue,
Over Hulton,
Tel: 01204 332606

With God's Help We Aim High