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Welcome to EYFS!

Welcome to our EYFS page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Reception Teacher – Mrs Houghton

Nursery Team – Mrs Martin and Mr Loadman

Week beginning 12th November 2018

Reception visited the Library this week. We found out about how the Library worked and we were read a story by the Librarian. We LOVED the story telling chair and were very good at answering the question the Librarian asked us about the book she read.


We have been sharing our favourite stories this week and reading some Traditional tales. this has meant we have been doing lots of oral story telling in our small world areas.



English Award was given to Anna Raine for using her phonic knowledge to write words.

Maths Award was given to Thomas Percival for starting to use a number line.

Head Teacher Award was given to Phoebe Hopper for a great attitude to learning.


Nursery %

Reception 1%

Week beginning 5th November 2018

Throughout the week we have been learning about a war that happened a long time ago, 100 years ago. We have made a big poppy for the school display and smaller poppies for our class. We made a place we could light a candle for soldiers that lost their lives in the war. Every child lit a candle. We were lucky that Mr Loadman’s wife wrote a poem about the war that she sent into school for us.

We have been lucky enough to have Dr Renwick come into school this week and he has retold traditional tales through music, song and actions. The children were encouraged to take an active part with instruments and to repeat familiar phrases and words. The children were engaged, enthusiastic and focused throughout the session. We retold the Gingerbread Man.


English Award was given to Ellie Scotter for starting to blend her sounds to make words.

Maths Award was given to Anna Raine for a good understanding of positional language.

Head Teacher Award was given to Leah Corner for always giving 100% effort/


Nursery 99%

Reception 100%

Week beginning 29th October 2018

We scooped out all the insides from a pumpkin, we loved touching and feeling the seeds and flesh from the pumpkin, we came up with some fantastic descriptive words.

‘gloopy’  ‘slimy’  ‘bumpy’  ‘soft’  ‘squishy’  ‘lumpy’

Mr Loadman used a sharp knife to carve out its face and we told him what we wanted for our Halloween design.

Reception loved reading some spooky stories and retelling them to each other. We described the characters and acted out our favourite bits. The stories we enjoyed to most were ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘Winnie the Witch’.

Nursery created magical wands using twigs and branches we found in our garden. They then created some spooky spells. The teachers were turned into frogs!!!!!

Nursery and Reception were lucky enough to have a Halloween party organised by the PTA, parents who love to help the school. We came dressed up, danced and played spooky party games. We all had lots of fun.


Nursery 97.7% and Reception 100%


English Award was given to Darcie Wilkinson for independent mark making.

Maths Award was given to Lillie Askew for sorting shapes and making patterns.

Head Teacher Award was given to Anna Raine for always making things at home to bring into school.

Week beginning 15th October 2018

We have been sorting, naming and making patterns with 2D and 2D shapes. We are learning songs to help us to remember the names of the shapes.

Both Nursery and Reception read ‘The Owl who was afraid of the Dark’. We loved how it described the dark and we had lots of talk in our groups about what we feel and think about the dark.


Nursery 96.2% and Reception 100%


English Award was given to Thomas Percival for using his phonics.

Maths Award was given to Grace Rayfield for great patterns in shape

Week beginning 8th October 2018

This week Houghton Feast came to visit, lots of the children and families took part in the Saturday Parade, a BIG THANK YOU, to everyone that came along.

Lots of the children went to the Fireworks on Monday night the 8th of October. We sang songs the next day about the firework and talked about the colours and noises that the children had seen. Some of the children made their own firework pictures.

In reception this week we have been using the sounds we have been working on the blend and segment to read words. We worked very hard and are keen to read more words.


Nursery 97% and Reception 99%


English Award was given to Lillie Askew for using her phonics to read words.

Maths Award was given to Phoebe Hopper for counting with accuracy.

Head Teacher Award was given to Darcie Wilkinson for having a fantastic attitude.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from ‘Hoopstars’

Both Nursery and Reception were shown how to Hula Hoop. We had an energetic workshop and by the end we had all managed to Hula Hoop, even if it was just a little bit!!!The teachers had a go too!!

We loved being so active and physical and are looking forward to doing lots more for our physical development.




Nursery 96.3% and Reception 99.2%


English Award was given to Matthew Roberts for amazing independent phonics work.

Maths Award was given to Brody McParlin for showing an interest in numbers all around the classroom.

Head Teacher Award was given to Darcie Wilkinson for being an all round SUPERSTAR!

Week beginning 24th September 2018

What a busy week!

The windy weather has blown down lots of acorns which we have collected and used in our Maths this week. We have counted things we can hear and things we can see, we used our acorn collection to help up make number lines and count up to 10 objects.

Reception have been learning lots more sounds and have been practising our letter formation in lots of different ways, we have used chalk outside, made rainbow letters and looked for letters all around the classroom.

Nursery have been really interested in Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. They have sorted by colour and by size. They have counted using lots of small, medium and big sized bears. They have also retold the story with songs and actions. Thank You to one of our Grandparents for the fantastic Goldilocks shoebox.


Nursery 81% and Reception 88%


English Award was given to Leah Mayne for recognising and writing her letter sounds.

Maths Award was given to Faith Mullan for lots of accurate counting.

Head Teacher Award was given to Leah Corner for independently doing all her buttons up on her cardigan by herself.

Week beginning 17th September 2018

We have had a fantastic week in Foundation Stage.

We have been starting to find out about Bears. We have read some bear stories and used action and songs to retell some of our favourite ones, we loved ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.

Reception have been learning phonic sounds and we have started Read Write Inc. A BIG Thank You to all the parents who attended the Phonic Workshop on Friday 21st September. Nursery have been learning how to listen and sit in a group. They have also been naming colours and sorting a variety of objects related to their size.

We have made some pictures using the leaves and twigs Storm Ally blew down.

We made some dens for the bears we had read about in our story sessions this week.


Nursery 86% and Reception 100%


English Award was given to Faith Mullan for recognising and writing her letter sounds.

Maths Award was given to Matthew Roberts for recognising his number digits.

Head Teacher Award was given to Grace Rayfield for an enthusiastic attitude to learning.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

We have all enjoying our first full week in the Foundation Stage.

We have learned the Golden Rules and enjoyed staying for school lunch. We have made new friends, been superstar’s at tidying up and enjoyed taking turns and listening to instructions.

We all did our own portrait and then painted twigs to make frames for them.

We are all excited to see what we learn next week.


Nursery 85.4% and Reception 100%


English Award was given to Anna Raine for writing her own name

Maths Award was given to Leah Corner for counting with confidence

Head Teacher Award was given to all the children in EYFS for having fantastic attitudes.