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Primary School

Elm Class (EYFS)



2023 - 2024

(Early Years & Foundation Stage)


Mrs O'Regan (Class Teacher)

Mrs Connor    Mrs Cryne   Miss Cowburn



Welcome to Elm Class!




The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school, using materials that most children of your child’s age will be familiar with. It became statutory for all schools from September 2021.


Please find a more information about the RBA in the document attached.

The Early Years Foundation Stage


Please read the documents below which outline the principles of the Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and how our children learn in Reception. The Early Years Framework has been revised from September 2021. An updated copy of the framework is available below.


The Overview documents also offer more detail about the learning in each area of the Early Years and Foundation Stage curriculum.

Class Information.


PE Days


Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays.


Children must wear P.E kit on these days. Our school PE kit is: 


  • Red t-shirt 
  • Black shorts or black tracksuit bottoms.
  • Black pumps/ or black unbranded trainers (ideally with velcro fasting or slip-on unless they are able to tie laces).
  • School Sweatshirt

From ASDA you can get 2 t-shirts, 2 pairs of shorts and pumps for under £9. 

Children should not be wearing branded clothing. 


Please do not send your child in clothes which are not school uniform.

Please also ensure that children with pierced ears can either remove earrings themselves or cover with plasters before the start of the school day.



Reading in Elm Class


Children are expected to read a minimum of three times a week at home.

Please make sure yellow reading diaries are signed. Children do not have to read the whole book each time - a few pages each time will really help them in class. Books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 


Initially we will send home wordless books until we have started to teach phonics and children are able to blend and segment simple words. This is an excellent opportunity to encourage story language and discussion about books to support their comprehension as they progress through school. Ask a range of questions using who, what, where, when, how etc... 


- How is the character feeling?

- Where might you see this character / place / item at home?

- What might happen next? 

- What happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story?

- Who was your favourite character?


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