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Lion Cubs classes

Early Year Practitioners

Mrs Knowles -  Foundation Stage Coordinator & Lower Foundation Teacher

Mrs Wheeler - Lower Foundation, Nursery Nurse

Miss Balmond -   Lower Foundation, Teacher (part time)

Mrs Marshall - Upper Foundation Class 1 Teacher

Miss Winter- Upper Foundation Class 2 Teacher

Miss Lang - Upper Foundation Class 1 (Maternity Cover)

Mrs Stewart - Teaching Assistant

Miss Shaw - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Turner-Broadhead - Pupil Premium Assistant

Mrs Woodcock- SEN Teaching Assistant

Mrs Furness - SEN Teaching Assistant

Mrs Flowers - SEN Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bradford - SEN Teaching Assistant

Early Years Foundation Stage Currirulum (EYFS) Is made up of 7 areas of learning.

3 Primary areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) 
  • Communication and Language (C&L) 
  • Physical development (PD)

4 specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy (Reading and Writng)      
  • Mathematics (Number and Space, shape and measures) Understanding the world (UTW)
  • Creative development (CD)

We enjoy learning outdoor and we play outside everyday. Please bring your rain coat, hat, sunglasses and sun cream so we can learn outside. 


This half term we are learning through the topic of

'The Gruffalo and other Julia Donaldson stories '


Alongside this theme we will also be finding out about the season Autumn.


Please look at our planning below to find out what we will be learning about this half term. We have lots of exciting activities planned!

This half term we will be continuing to practice our blending and segmenting skills needed for reading and writing e.g. c-a-t says cat, sh-i-p says ship, c-oa-t says coat.

We will also be securing recognition and formation of all the letters of the alphabet.

We are beginning to learn digraphs from phase 3 phonics and will continue to read and write tricky words. 


More information about the teaching of phonics can be found on our phonics page.


CLICK HERE! For phonics websites you can use at home!