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.

May 2017


Throughout the Summer Term, along with following the children’s ideas and interests we will also be exploring the topic Far and Away which includes a trip to the farm. Throughout the term we will be doing lots of creative activities as well as lots of phonics and number activities. We will be focusing on recognising our numbers to 10 and phonic sounds and jingles.


This term the children will develop their communication, language and literacy. In phonics this half term we will reinforce the letters and sounds from Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.

The children will begin to blend and segment words to support their reading and writing. In Maths this term we will continue to consolidate numbers and the number system. We will be naming 2 and 3 dimensional shapes and looking at their properties. Our topic for this term will be examining different habitats in the world around us.