Early Years




This half term in Reception we will be studying the topic All About Me. During this topic children will learn about their bodies, their emotions and talk about themselves and their families. We will be having a parents’ session with children, which we hope you will be able to attend!

This half term we will be focusing on activities around Phase One Phonics. Here are some activities you can do at home:

Sound Games to Play at Home.

Silly Soup
Get a selection of objects that begin with the same sound with a couple that begin with a different sound. Make a sound silly soup, only placing the items that begin with the correct sound into the soup bowl. We are hoping to have a video of the class doing this to help you.

Odd-one Out
Say a number of words that begin with the same sound apart from one, e.g. apple, ant, animal, snake. See if your child can pick out the odd one.
It can be helpful to have objects that match the words there for the child to look at.

What’s in the box?
Have a selection of objects in the box. Keep these hidden from your child. Sing “What’s in the box? What’s in the box?” Then sound out the objects to your child, it’s a f…o…x, and see if they can recognise the word you are segmenting. Only segment the word 3 times before revealing the object to your child. We are hoping to have a video of the class doing this to help you.

Parents’ Evening

This will be on Tuesday 3rd October for Warsaw Class and Thursday 5th October for Madrid Class.


Homework is not compulsory for this age group. We will not be giving out homework until the week beginning the 2nd of October. Until then, it is vital that you are reading to your child at least 3 times per week.

PE days

Our PE days are on a Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has a white t-shirt, a pair of black or blue shorts or leggings and a pair of plimsolls.

Learning links:

Cbeebies – alphablocks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocksThis is a great program to support your child with segmenting and blending the sounds in words.

Letter join: http://www.letterjoin.co.uk/
This is our school handwriting scheme, which you can access from home.

Nrich: https://nrich.maths.org/early-yearsThis is a website with some lovely maths games.

Long Term Plan

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)  have created a Long Term Plan for the school year, you may view it by clicking on the link below.

The long term plans at Hazel Community Primary School have been written to provide a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that will motivate and engage the pupils at Hazel. The Long Term plans may sometimes change due to extra-curricular opportunities and additional visits.

EYFS Long Term Plan 2017-18