Early Years Foundation Stage

Year Group Information

Our Topic for Term 2 is 'A Winter Wonderland'. We have lots of fun activities planned!


In Literacy, we will be starting our News Writing, labelling and sequencing the Nativity Story and writing Christmas lists for Father Christmas and posting them in the local post box.


In Mathematics, we will be ordering and understanding the value of numbers, sorting 2D and 3D shapes, looking at more or less and starting to look at practical addition.


We will also be doing other activities such as making and wrapping presents, making Christmas Cards, exploring Pumpkins, making Firework pictures and practicing our Nativity!

This week's learning:

Literacy: In Literacy this week, we have been finishing learning about the story of Rama and Sita, acting it out and sequencing it.


Phonics: This week, we will be learning the sounds 'i', 'n', 'm' and 'd'. We will also be practising segmenting and blending simple CVC words for reading and writing.


Numeracy: In Numeracy this week, we will be recognising and ordering numbers to 10/20.


Plan, Do and Review: In PDR this week we have been making Rangoli patterns with beans, lentils, and pasta, cooking food for Diwali celebrations in the mud kitchen, observing and discussing the changes that occur in Autumn, making firework pictures with powder paint, making Diva lamps with clay and writing Diwali cards.

Dance-a-size Fundraising Event

Dates for this term

  • Wednesday 1st November - New Entrants Talks
  • Friday 3rd November - New Entrants Talks
  • Wednesday 8th November (3:30pm-5:30pm) - Parent Consultations (please sign up for a time slot in the office)
  • Saturday 11th November - Fireworks display at school
  • Wednesday 15th November (4:00pm-7:00pm) - Parent Consultations (please sign up for a time slot in the office)
  • Monday 20th November - Safety Day
  • Thursday 23rd November - New Entrants Talks
  • Friday 24th November - Non-uniform Day (bring a bottle)
  • Friday 1st December - Pantomime
  • Saturday 2nd December - Christmas Fair
  • Monday 11th December - Nativity performance to the rest of the school
  • Tuesday 12th December - Nativity performance to parents
  • Wednesday 13th December - Nativity performance to parents
  • Thursday 14th December - Christingle
  •  Friday 15th December - Christmas Lunch
  • Monday 18th December (2:30pm-3:15pm) - Stay and Play
  • Tuesday 19th December - Class Christmas Parties
  • Wednesday 20th December - Progress Reports Home
  • Wednesday 20th December (2:30pm) - Carols on the Playground
  • Wednesday 20th December - Last day of term!


Our Weekly Routines

Jenner, Newton and Einstein will be having PE on a Tuesday morning. These will be INDOOR PE sessions so please can you make sure that your child has suitable clothing for these sessions (ie. shorts, PE t-shirt and plimsoles). Can you also make sure that all earrings are removed on this day.


We change reading books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please ensure you have your yellow reading record and your reading books on these days.  It is useful to keep them in the book bag every day so that we can read with your child at any point.  You will get one book each time and it is important to read something every day.


Please bring a named  water bottle into school every day so that your child can have a drink whenever they need one.



Please name all of your children's clothes and their belongings

Weekly Challenges

Your weekly challenge will come home on a Friday and will need to be returned on a Wednesday.  If it is not returned by then it will not be marked.

Important Messages and Letters

Provision Map

Click below to read our Provision Map for the current term in Foundation Stage.  We have discussed this with you at Parents Evening.

Our Curriculum

If you want to know a little bit more about what your child will be learning throughout the year at The Discovery School, please click on the link below



Development Matters Guidance
This is the Development Matters Guidance that we follow to assist us with planning to ensure the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum.
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At the end of the year they will be assessed based on the Early Learning Goals which can be found below.

Early Learning Goals
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Our topics for the year can be found below and this will show you a brief overview of how we will be learning from term to term.

EYFS Curriculum Overview
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Below is an example of the timetable we use in Foundation Stage

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Stay and Play

Thank you to everyone for attending Stay and Play, we all had such a great time and the feed back has been positive.




Can you please make sure you have also told your class teacher of any clubs your child will be attending and alternative arrangements for the end of the day.