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Whitefriars Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the EYFS

Our EYFS classes are:

Paddington Class with Mrs Parker and Ms Morris.

Dahl Class with Mrs Dimes, Mrs Brigginshaw and Mrs Loak.


Thematic Approach:

This term our theme is ‘I Can Paint a Rainbow’. Activities may include: making chocolate sparklers, cooking curry, dancing, clay and making poppies. Copies of termly theme plans are on the school website.


Diary Dates (possibly subject to change due to covid):

Monday 1st November- Teacher training day

Tuesday 2nd November- School reopens to pupils

Wednesday 3rd November- open afternoon for prospective new parents

Monday 8th November – open morning

Wednesday 10th November - open afternoon

Monday 29th November- Dress top to toe in your favourite colour

TBD – Reception Christmas performance

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 base our curriculum around and it supports us to assess learning. It have been updated and amended in 2021

Kinetic Letters


(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 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.

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.

Hall of Fame  Take a look at some of the amazing independent learning the children have been doing!