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Early Years Foundation Stage - Nursery and Reception Class


Welcome to Early Years 

Welcome to Early Years at St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School.  Nursery (FS1) and Reception (FS2) have settled into school life and have been working extremely hard. They have been enjoying daily phonics and number time sessions, along with learning through their own interests.

Your child's learning will be uploaded onto Tapestry. Please upload any learning your child completes when at home. Please also support your child at home by reading daily and supporting them with homework activities which will be linked to our areas of learning in EYFS.

The areas of learning are:

·      communication and language

·      physical development

·      personal, social and emotional development

·      literacy

·      mathematics

·      understanding the world

·      expressive arts and design

I look forward to supporting your child through their learning this year. 

Many Thanks 

Mrs Rachel Steele


Our EYFS Team

The EYFS Unit is led and managed by our experienced team of EYFS specialists.

Mrs Rachel Steele 

Early Years Lead and Class Teacher

Mrs Helen Leather

EYFS Teaching Assistant and Forest School Teacher

Mrs Joanne Lewis

 Teaching Assistant  


EYFS Termly Planning


Overviews and Policy




PE day is on a Friday for Early Years. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on this day. They will also be taking part in 'Forest School' activities on a Friday so please send your child with waterproofs/wellies too on this day. 

Plain white t-shirt (with school crest optional), plain black shorts, trainers for outdoor PE, plain black joggers/tracksuit for outdoor PE.

Reading books

Please remember that your child needs their reading book and reading diary in school each day. They will be collected in on a Friday and a new book will be sent home on a Monday.

Remember to read with your child and sign their diary at least 3 times a week. Please also practise  sounds and tricky words kept in their zip wallets.


Will be sent out on a Friday and due back the following Thursday. Homework is optional for Nursery children bit they will also recieve a 'Busy Bag' on a Friday to use over the weekend, this needs returning on a Monday please. 


Please could you ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled. Any pieces of uniform that are found unnamed will be placed in the Key Stage 1 lost property box.

Water Bottles 

The children should each bring in a water bottle to school. This should be cleaned and filled at home and taken home each day. Please ensure it is clearly named.


ICT Games


Counting Caterpillar

Counting Caterpillar is a mobile friendly number ordering game, suitable for 4 to 7 years olds.
Practise ordering consecutive and non-consecutve numbers (numbers not next to one another). Use your knowledge of place value to put numbers in the correct order from the smallest to the largest.

5 Fat Sausages

A one less action rhyme

Learning Objectives:

  • ELG: Finds one more or one less from a group of up to five objects, then ten objects
  • ELG: In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.


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