Early Years Foundation Stage – Bumblebee and Ladybird classes


Welcome to Reception classes. Our teachers are Miss Swift ( bumblebee class) and Mr Perrett  (Ladybird class).

In our Foundation Stage children love to learn through play and other exciting learning experiences, such as welly walks around our school.  We have interesting and inspiring learning environments, inside and outside, which children have access to all day.

Children learn new sounds every week and enjoy using them in their writing and reading.  They take home reading books and a library book to share with their families every week.  Children learn their maths through Maths Makes Sense – find out more on our curriculum page as well as in the below document. We also have a YouTube account where you see how your children are learning in EYFS (click on the links below.

Children in Early Years follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme.  What is Letters and Sounds?

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

With the introduction of the Universal Infant Free School Meals, all our infant children enjoy a hot meal cooked on our premises.  Children share their share their lunchtime play with the whole school, which means that they get to see their friends from other classes and are able to play with the PlayPod.  All children in our Foundation Stage have a buddy from Year 6 who helps them get to know the schools and playgrounds and to feel part of the ‘Moorlands Family’.

At various times throughout the year parents are invited in to see what the children are learning and how they can help at home.  We run parent workshops on supporting your children in learning to read and helping them in their maths.

Children in our Foundation Stage enjoy taking part in whole school events such as visits to school from theatre companies, assemblies and celebrations.

Check out our You Tube videos on this link to see How your children learn in EYFS 


EYFS Parent Information – A parent guide to EYFS