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                           Miss Parker




Our topic for first Autumn half term is: 

'What makes me special?'


This is an exciting half term in Reception with children coming to school for the first time and forming new friendships and relationships with their teachers.  We will spend the first few weeks settling in and learning the rules and routines of life at St. Stephen's.  We will gradually introduce new subjects to the weekly timetable but the main focus will be to allow children to learn and explore through play and carefully chosen learning activities.


Phonics will start as soon as children are settled and they will learn the initial sounds through the Read Write Inc programme.  During this half term we will be learning about, the 'Owl Babies' story during Literacy lessons. We will be using this story to develop our understanding of the structure of a story and use our imaginations to make simple changes.  Children will begin to learn to recognise and write their own names.


We will begin to explore the concept of Numeracy through the White Rose Maths scheme of learning.  Initially, children will complete tasks to match and sort a variety of objects before making simple patterns and comparing amounts and sizes of objects.


The focus for RE this half term is 'What makes me special?' which links nicely with our work in Personal, Social and Emotional Development lessons which explore how we are all different and have our own unique talents.


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



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.



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.

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.




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