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.


Please find below the video on how to use Showbie. Please remember to comment or ring school should any problems arise and we will get back in touch as soon as possible.


Thank you 

Mrs Carr and Miss Kirkbright.

How to use Showbie.

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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


Our topic for our second half term is 

'Who is special in my community?'


This is an exciting half term in Reception, where the children will be learning more about themselves and about others in their community. We will be learning about people who help us in the community, including, police officers, firefighters, doctors plus many more services inn our community. We will also be continuing to learn about the rules and behaviour expectations of our school andin our community. 


During this half term we will be learning about, 'The Jolly Postman' story during Literacy and continue to learn sounds during phonics to begin our reading and writing skills. We will be using this story to develop our understanding of people who help us in our community.  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. Throughout this topic we will be exploring Non-Fiction books and the information we can use to understand different job roles in the community and how these people can help us in different times of need.


In Numeracy we will be continuing to explore our understanding of numbers, accurate counting and ordering from 0-5. We will be also looking at different ways to represent numbers accurately to help us to begin to visually see numbers in different ways including using dice, numicon and visually seeing the number. We will be using real life objects to allow children to understand the concept of counting. We will then be using our knowledge to create and understand number bonds to 5. We will also begin to understand numbers 6-10. 


Throughout the half term in our RE sessions we will be exploring special people in our community. We will be asking the Big Question-'Who is special in my community?' and looking at how God makes me special. We will also be looking at how God values and loves all of us. We will be exploring stories from the Bible and will be looking at how God made Jesus special in the work he completed. 


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


Our PE sessions are as follows:



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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