Welcome to the EYFS

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Please come and visit our year group page regularly for updates of what we’re getting up to whilst in school!

Toddler Tuesdays

Things you’ll need in school daily

  • School uniform (all named)
  • Coat
  • Book bag
  • Water bottle- only water please, no juice or squash.
  • Reading book/Library book
  • Spare clothes

This half term the Nursery children will be exploring the following books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar : Carle, Eric: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our Power of Reading book in Reception is

Yucky Worms (Nature Storybooks): Amazon.co.uk: French, Vivian, Ahlberg, Jessica: 9781406314588: Books


We will be exploring the question “What in your garden?”

As part of our ASUPERHERO curriculum we will be

  • learning about different minibeast that we might find in the garden
  • learning about different habitats that minibeasts live in
  • growing our own plants
  • creating our own representations of minibeast using paints, collage and junk modelling resources
  • being aspirational and thinking about what jobs we would like to do in the future
  • learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar as we observe growth and change
  • looking at minibeast non fiction books to learn some minibeast facts
  • using our senses to hold different minibeasts during a visit from the Mini Monsters

Nursery – Down at the bottom of the garden                                                  Reception – Down at the bottom of the garden


At Northfield St Nicholas we follow Read, Write Inc phonics. The children in Reception have started to learn a sound a day. Please check your child’s Tapestry account to see our daily updates and how to support your child at home with saying and writing the sound.

Read Write Inc. Phonics - Welton St Mary's Academy

In EYFS we follow the White Rose Maths scheme.

Throughout the year children will explore

  • Matching and sorting
  • Comparing amounts
  • Representing, comparing and the composition of numbers to 10
  • One more and one less
  • 2D shapes
  • Comparing size, mass and capacity
  • Pattern
  • Number bonds to 10
  • 3D shapes

In EYFS we love to learn outside, we go outside come rain or shine and enjoy accessing lots of different activities and learning opportunities.


We look forward to sharing lots of our leaning with you soon!


Key information:

PLEASE NAME EVERYTHING! If items are misplaced they are much easier to return if they are clearly named. This includes water bottles, lunch boxes, shoes and ALL uniform.

We have PE on a Tuesday. Please ensure that the children come to school in their PE kit (red polo t shirt, black shorts and velcro trainers or plimsolls) on this day.


At Northfield St Nicholas we love to read!

Every child will take home a school reading book that is linked to their reading assessment. These booked are changed regularly.

Remember to read at least 3 times a week at home and record this in your school reading log to show your class teacher.

Every week children have the opportunity to visit our school’s ‘Lost Library’

During their weekly library sessions children can change their existing library books. These are taken home for them to enjoy in their home setting!

Remember to bring your library book to school on your library day so you can change it!


Remote Learning

Remote Learning Reception

Key websites for learning at home.

Oxford Owl – reading and maths resources https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

ICT games – literacy and maths games https://www.ictgames.com/

Nrich maths  – great ideas for using maths through play  – https://nrich.maths.org/early-years

CBeebies – Alphablocks – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks