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Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage

Meet the Team

Class Teacher and EYFS lead – Claire Rhodes

Nursery Nurse – Sue Gray

Teaching Assistant – Sharleen Ellis

PPA  – Rosie Bavington

In EYFS, we follow the  development matters statements. The children’s learning and development is taught through seven areas of learning, which are:

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

At Glenaire, our Foundation Stage staff whole-heartedly believe in encouraging and developing child-initiated learning. This approach means that the children are the originators of an activity and are directing their own learning, which results in extremely high levels of interest and engagement.

Click on this link: 4Children ParentsGuide for some guidance on your child’s development through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Important Days:

PE – Tuesday for this half term

Forest School – Friday

fly away fridays – a day where we focus on food from around the world and try some new food from different countries.

Please send your child with a change of t-shirt and pumps for PE.  Children can come in tracksuit bottoms on Friday.


Reception’s exciting learning…


We have been working on partitioning a number and number bonds to ten and twenty. We enjoyed doubling and halving and we doubled the spots on our ladybirds  as a link to our Minibeast topic.


We have ordered numbers on Easter bunnies to 20.


We have been focusing on learning our High Frequency words and we enjoyed being word detectives.


We have been learning lots about minibeasts.

We also had an exciting visit from Zoo Lab where we met Noah the Snake.

As part of our learning we took part in the Balance Ability Week where children worked on their balance and coordination skills on the balance bikes. The children had an amazing time and by the end of the week some children were able to ride a bike independently.