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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?

Terrific Travels!!



Welcome to Reception!

Over the course of this half term we will  spend time with your children supporting them to  develop the skills and knowledge they require to reach their full potential. We aim to develop a positive environment for every child where they feel safe and secure. Our class theme for this half term will be 'Terrific Travels." We will continue to foster a love for reading, looking at a variety of books, some traditional tales, fiction and non-fiction.  Over the course of this half term we will be exploring the possible themes Transport, Life Cycles, Castles and Knights. We will use a variety of stories to enhance and develop the children knowledge and understanding. Some of the books will be The Castle the King Built, Oi! Get off our Train and Sam Plants a Sunflower.  Within Early Years we love to use a variety of books to support and develop children’s learning. 

Over the course of this half term the prime areas of learning still play a key role within the children’s learning.  


We will continue to develop their listening and communication skills. Within PSHE the theme for this half term will be relationships and this will cover the following areas. We will be identifying some of the jobs they do in their family, how to make friends to stop myself from feeling lonely, thinking of ways to solve problems and stay friends, starting to understand the impact of unkind words, using ‘Calm Me’ Time to manage my feelings, know how to be a good friend.


Within literacy this half term we will be exploring a range of fiction and non-fiction books and continuing to develop he children’s range of vocabulary. We will learn a variety of different poems using poetry basket some examples of these are: I have a little Frog and Dance. The children will continue to develop their phonics knowledge and be able to read some letter groups that each represent one sound and say sounds for them. They will begin to read simple phrases and sentences made up of words with known letter–sound correspondences and, where necessary, a few exception words. Within writing the children will continue to build on knowledge of letter sounds to build words in writing. We will encourage and support writing in their play.

The focus for number this half term will be exploring numbers to 20 and beyond. The children will use their number knowledge of smaller numbers and apply them to the bigger numbers. We will be building numbers beyond 10 using a range of resources such as 10 frames and cubes. We will also explore counting patterns beyond 10.


Dates for the Diary

Monday 8th April Training Day

Tuesday 9th April School Opens

Friday 24th May School Closes for half term.

Tuesday 4th June School Opens



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

Friday: PE and School Library day

Please can full PE kits be in School the first week back. 

Book bags must be sent into school each day.

Star of the day!!

Each day two children will be chosen to be our Star of the Day. This will be for a child who has tried hard all day and has been helpful and kind to others. At the end of the day their will be a chance to be Star of the Week.


These are motivational awards that the children respond well too. They will receive a special sticker and a small treat.


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.

Topics and Themes:

Autumn 1 - All About Me!

Autumn 2 - Totally Awesome Tales.

Spring 1- Amazing Animals!

Spring 2- People Who Help Us!

Summer 1 -Terrific Travels.

Summer 2 - Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside!

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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.

Early Years Pedagogical approach



Please find below the guides and information for the Reception Baseline Assessment. 

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