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.


A big and warm welcome to all of our families that are joining our school this year!



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 first half term is 

'What makes me special?'


This is an exciting half term in Reception where the children will be settling into school and making lots of new friends. We will be getting to know more about each other and learning more about ourselves. We will be learning about our new school and developing our understanding of the rules and behaviour expectations. We will also be thinking about our future and what we would like to achieve during our first year at school.


During this half term we will be learning about, 'Owl babies' story during Literacy and beginning to learn sounds during phonics to begin our reading and writing skills. We will be using this story to develop our understanding of ourselves and explore our understanding of being in school for the first time.  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 ourselves and our friends especially looking at different cultures and ways of life.


In Numeracy we will be exploring 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. 


Throughout the half term in our RE sessions we will be exploring how I am special. We will be asking the Big Question-'What makes me special?' and looking at the many ways in which we are unique. We will also be looking at how God values and loves each and every one of us in our own way. 


 Our new value of the half term is - Friendship!


Our PE sessions are as follows:



Lunch Menu.




Monday- Fish fingers and chips

Tuesday- Sausage, mash, vegetables and gravy

Wednesday- Chicken wrap with salad

Thursday- Tuna pasta bake

Friday- Quorn dippers with wedges


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


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.

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.

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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