St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts



Welcome to the EYFS page.


The Reception Unit has two classes, Oak and Elm,
with the children accessing learning across the whole unit. 

This page will provide information on this terms topic,
links to websites, useful resources and important information and dates. 


       Oak Class                                Elm Class 

Miss Kirkbright                               Mrs Carr


Remote Learning:

During bubble closures we are providing remote learning through the online platform of Showbie. You can find this page through the link below and here you will need to sign in with the details provided from school. You will see a number of folders which link to the different areas of learning and in each folder there will be a video explanation from the Teacher and all the activities linked to the learning that we would like your child to complete and upload back to us.


Link to be taken to the Showbie homepage:


After your work is uploaded the Teachers will be able to provide marking and feedback which we would like your child to act upon in order to gain the most out of the learning provided. 


Below on the webpage is a short video which will help show you how to explore Showbie further and where to find the work that is being provided during the remote learning period.




Our topic for our second Summer half term is 

'Why are farms important?'


This is an exciting half term in Reception, where the children will continue learning all about caring for and growing a variety of plants and vegetables. We will be exploring what it takes to look after our environment and how farmers can help us to live from these different environments. We will be looking at more life cycles of different animals and continuing to understand how these will grow and continue to help the environment. This half term we will also work on transitioning into Year 1 and it is very exciting for the children who will meet their new teacher for the next academic year.


During this half term we will be learning about, 'The little red hen!' story during Literacy and continue to learn sounds during phonics to consolidate our early reading and writing skills. We will be using this story to develop our understanding of the structure of a story.  We will be exploring the different aspects of the book including characters and settings and will begin to understand how we can change a story to create a new one. We will be exploring non-fiction books around life cycles and farms that we will see during this topic.


In Numeracy we will be continuing to explore our understanding of numbers, accurate counting and ordering from 0-20. We will be also looking at using numbers in mathematical equations such as doubling, halving and sharing. We will be exploring different ways in which we can measure and will be looking at time, distance and weight which we will explore using non-standard measurements and then moving along to standard measurements.


Throughout the half term in our RE sessions we will be exploring special times and looking at special places to the many different religions in the world. We will be exploring how these places can help us and how we can find our faith in these places.


 Our new value of the half term is - Respect!. 


Our PE sessions are as follows:



How to use Showbie.

Still image for this video

Timetable for Remote Learning.

Forest School!


We are very excited to tell you that we are now completing Forest School activities with the children and they have been doing some wonderful activities at home during home learning!


Please see below for some exciting pictures of what we have done so far and make sure you check back for updated pictures to showcase our experiences!!

Our Forest School Experiences.



Please ensure that the uniform policy is followed at all times. Please make sure that no boots are worn especially during the winter months and that the children are wearing sensible black school shoes. Please also ensure that earrings are plain gold studs. 

EYFS Newsletters

Our newsletters are sent out at the beginning of each half term. Please look out for them as they contain information about upcoming events as well as topic information. You can read our latest newsletter here.

Whole School Newsletter.


Please find below the whole school newsletter as sent out on Showbie. 

Home Reading!


While at school we will send home a home reader with your child for you to help with their reading. It is very important and a vital part of your child's education to practise reading at home. This will help to improve your child's identification of their sounds, blending and segmenting words and improve their fluency of reading. 


The first set of books we send home with your child are usually picture books fro your child to talk through with you. Throughout the book it is important to ask your child simple questions in order to check their understanding.


We now offer daily reading sessions each morning with your child according to their key worker group. Please see the parents notice board for your day and come into class to enjoy some 1:1 reading with your child.


Should you need any help at all please do not hesitate in speaking to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help.

PE Timetable


Please find below the PE timetable.

For further information and support to help your child pronounce their phonetic letter sounds please visit the below website:


Read Write Inc Phonics support

Home learning fun!


Please use the websites below for some home learning fun. Encourage your child to continue to read, write and count as they enjoy their weekend adventures.




Star of the Week and Oscar Winners!

Please see our parents board (in the cloakroom for this week's winners!  



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