Early Years

Early Years Foundation Stage at Stoke Heath Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage is from birth to 5 years. At Stoke Heath Primary school we have a nursery class (3-4 years) and reception class (4-5 years)

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children will develop the 3 prime areas first.

Communication and language;
Physical development; and
Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s initial development and will enable them to develop their learning further.

As children’s learning develops, the prime areas will help them to acquire skills in 4 specific areas.

Understanding the world; and
Expressive arts and design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The teaching and supporting staff will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Summer 2018


This term, the children will be focussing on the topic ‘Places Near and Far’, mainly in our local area and space. Throughout the term they will be focussing on recognising and mark making numbers to 10.  The children will also be encouraged to independently write their names, beginning to use their knowledge of letter shapes in their writing.


This term the children will be learning about ‘The World Around Us’ which focuses on understanding their world, including the lifecycles of frogs and butterflies.  As part of their Personal, Social and Emotional Development, they will building upon and developing their awareness of both their own feelings and understanding of other people’s feelings.

Communication, language and literacy skills will continue to be built upon as the children will continue to be involved in the ‘Word Aware’ programme which develops the children understanding and use of language.  They will be writing labels, captions and simple sentences with increasing independence from their knowledge of Phase Two and Three Letter and Sounds.

In Maths, the children will develop their knowledge and understanding addition and subtraction language.  They will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes.