Welcome to the EYFS Class page. Your teachers this year will be Mrs Oliver and Ms Forrest. In EYFS, our aim is to provide a warm and caring environment whereby  your child has a love for learning that will continue throughout their education. We will ensure your child has the best start to their learning experience at Cayton School.  We will be giving your child all the skills they will need to be a confident and independent learner, it will be a a time for your child to shine. We plan our activities around your child and ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.  We cannot wait to see what the year ahead brings and we are really looking forward to sharing all these precious moments with you. 

Year overview

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

What are we learning about?

All About Me!!

what makes me me.PNG


Welcome to Reception!

Over the course of this half term the children will begin to settle into their new routines and making new friends. Starting school is a very precious time for them (and you!) but I am sure all the children will have thoroughly enjoyable learning experiences in our class!



Wednesday: PE (bags stay in school and are sent home when necessary)

Friday: School Library day.

Book bags must be sent into school each day.

Throughout this term we will continue to encourage the children to become more independent so they are able to attend to their own needs e.g. getting changed for PE, finding a resource in the classroom, eating their lunch. We will have a focus on good manners, kind and caring behaviour, sharing and fairness. Also, we will be encouraging the children to begin to take steps to be able to solve their own conflicts with other children. 


Children will have the opportunity to cook and bake over this half term. We ask for a voluntary contribution of £2.00 to cover the cost of cooking and other materials that we will need in Reception such as ingredients for playdough.

During the Autumn term Receptions' topic will be ‘All about Me.’ The children will be exploring and learning all about themselves and their families. As the children settle in they will be learning how to be a good friend. By the end of the term the children will be ready to party as we celebrate different festivals of Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. We will also explore the seasons of Autumn and Winter throughout this term. We aim to foster a love of learning for all the children. The best way for this is through the children’s own interests; therefore our learning may encompass many different topics throughout the term. Play is an important part of our curriculum. Well-planned, challenging and enjoyable play is a key way through which children learn in the Foundation Stage. Our learning takes place both inside the classroom and in our outdoor area throughout the year, so hats, gloves and scarves are required this term! There are 7 areas of learning in the Foundation Stage and throughout the course of the year the children will be assessed in each of these. We will observe them playing and interacting with each other, take notes, record which numbers or letters they are able to recognise, take photographs of things they have created and keep pieces of work they have completed.

Tapesty Guides

Please find below the guides for using Tapestry and the link that will take you to the website.

New EYFS Framework. September 2021: A guide for relatives.

The 7 areas of learning: A guide for relatives.

Using Tapestry in Reception: A Guide for parents.