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Meet The Early Years Team

Picture 1 Mrs D. Whelan (Class Teacher)
Picture 2 Mrs J. McNally (Teaching assistant)

Our Class Governor


Mrs W. Woodfine


Welcome back! Hope you all had a lovely Easter. This term is a very important term as the children are prpearing for the transition into year 1. It is imortant that you contiue to hear your child read at home and also work on their targets.

We have started a new target which can be viewed via the curricuum map below. I have also included extra homework which is linked to our new topic for this half term. Can you please make sure your child has a P.E. bag in school as the children will be doing an extra session of P.E.starting next week for 4 weeks in total.

Next week is science week. Year R are going to be having a look at the science behind parachutes and will be making their own parachutes and seeing how they work. We will be taking lots of photos so watch out for them on the website next week.

Our Learning Areas

In the early years, our areas are always available for children to access independently to challenge and support their learning in a meaningful way. Activities are planned to suit the needs of all children and a variety of resources are always available to ensure your child is able to practise the skills and tasks which interest them. 

Take a look below at some of the learning areas which are available to your child. 

The Writing Area

The Mathematics Area

The Phonics Area

The Reading Area

The Construction Area

The Creative Area

The Malleable Area

The Painting Area

The Water Play Area

The Small World Area

The Role Play Area

Welcome back! We are starting our new topic this week. We will be looking at new life and plants.  The children will be changing the role-play area into a potting shed where they will be able to plants seeds. Once the seeds have started to germinate and the weather is a little warmer the seedlings will be planted outside. Thank you for the seeds- this means the children can start planting next week. We would be grateful for further donations, especially fruit and vegetable seeds.

The children have once again made their own curriculum map which includes all the things they would like to learn. New to this half term is a homework map. You and your child can choose perhaps 1 or 2 pieces of homework which can be brought into school and placed in their learning journey.

The children have had a visit from tots on tyres. They had lots of fun whilst also learning about the safety aspects of learning how to ride and how to keep safe.

Welcome back everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. The children are going to be very busy this half term. The theme for this half term is the weather and below is our curriculum map which the children have helped write listing all the things that they would like to learn about.

The children are getting very excited about the pantomime next Thursday and we are hoping to write about it when we get back.

The children will be concentrating on their handwriting and more and more children are now expected to join their writing. If you could practise this at home even if it is only their name then this would be a great help. Please continue to hear your child read at home and sign the home reader book.

Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact a member of the early years team if you have any concerns..

The children are getting very excited about Christmas. Mrs Whelan put some Christmas music on and the children decided to make their own music and dance routine. Mrs Pay even joined in!!

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The children have made their own curriculum map which includes what they would like to learn about the new topic on materials.

This week your child will be given a reading book to read at home. They will also be given  a home reading record book which will need to be signed when you have heard your child read. At the back of this book there is a copy of their targets for literacy and numeracy so please take the time to discuss these with your child. Thank you.

The children have started their daily phonics session. In order to help you with this at home I have given you a link to a phonics website and also a handwriting website.


I hope you find this useful.

The children have been very busy exploring the learning areas. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos.


Welcome to Year R. 

Mrs Whelan and Mrs McNally would like to welcome you to the class page.


The children have settled into school life and they are beginning to make new friends. The children are now confident and use each learning area independently. The children are now coming into the classroom without their adult and are now becoming very independent.


The children will begin to learn the early skills they need for reading and writing and also the early skills for problem solving. The curriculum in Year R is based around different themes which are changed every half-term. These themes can be viewed on our curriculum maps at the bottom of this page. 




If you have any concerns, questions or queries, please do not hesitate to come and speak to any member of The Early Years Team.