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Whitefriars Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the EYFS

Our EYFS classes are:

Paddington Class with Mrs Parker, Mrs Brigginshaw and Ms Morris.

Dahl Class with Mrs Dimes and Miss Reed.


We hope that you are all staying safe and keeping well. The children have settled very well into school life and are already making friends. 


Thematic Approach:

This term our theme is 'The Story of Me'. This term we will read lots of stories, teach the children how to hold their pencils effectively and write their names and learn all about the numbers 0, 1, and 2. 


Diary Dates:

We will keep you posted.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.


Development Matters in the EYFS

This is the framework that we follow to support and assess learning 


(Homework will be sent home on a weekly basis once the children are ready for the extra challenge)

Homework helps to practise and reinforce classroom learning and also gives opportunities to develop key skills. We believe that homework only works if we have the support and enthusiasm of parents and children and should be key to an effective partnership between school and families. Please support your child to complete their homework but do not do it for them.

In Reception children are set weekly challenges in their homework books. Completed homework is rewarded with a homework hat or homework hero sticker. Additional phonics activities are also provided on a weekly basis to reinforce our phonics teaching at home, these are in each child’s home school reading record. 

Examples of the children's homework are on display on the boards outside Paddington and Dahl classrooms.

Hall of Fame (all of this amazing learning has been produced by the children independently)

Useful Websites

Phonics Play

This website offers some free to play phonics games to support reading and writing


Oxford Owl

You can register for free to use online reading books. 



Video clips of the alphabet telling stories and making words using phonics.



Lots of games to support early maths, reading and writing.



Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks.