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Welcome back Early Years

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To help prepare the Early Years children that are returning to school on Wednesday 3rd June, we have created a short video.

If you have any questions about the work, please contact us using our class email addresses.  You can also use these to send us their learning. 


For EYEM please use -

For EYSG please use -

Oxford Owl

Please take a look at Oxford Owl, where you can sign up for free online reading resources.

Friday 3rd April - A letter from your teacher.

Home Learning Information

Information for parents and carers.

Below you will find ideas for activities your children can do at home.  They may need some help getting started on some activities but should be able to work independently on these as they usually would in school. It is not an expectation for children to complete all these activities. As well as these resources, please remember that all children also have their reading books to enjoy with you at home. We have also listed helpful website including Bug Club and Purple Mash. Logins for Purple Mash and Bug Club will have been brought home with your child’s FLC paperwork.


Each week we will be providing new activities based around a theme. They will cover a range of areas of learning. Please aim to do 10 minutes of phonics, 10 minutes of writing, 10 minutes of maths and 10 minutes of reading a day to support your child's learning. These 10 minute sessions could be spread out throughout the day so that it is manageable for both you and your child.


We will now be accessing tapestry as normal! We will be viewing, liking and making some comments on tapestry posts. We would love to see as many children's learning as possible. Please feel free to write about any activities they are finding challenging, as we may be able to provide helpful advice and support. If you are struggling to access your child's tapestry account please email the school office and we can look into this. (Updated 1.04.20)


Many thanks for your continued support,

Early Years Team

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Fine Motor Skills - We have put together a list of activities you could do to develop your child's fine motor skills.

Zones of Regulation Resources - These resources will enable you to support your child emotionally. We have discussed the coloured Zones of Regulation at school, so should be familiar to them.

Useful Websites and Videos


Tricky Words and Sight Words Song - Phase 2

A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we.

Tricky Words Song - Phase 3

Phase 3 Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was.

Video demonstrating how to pronounce phonics sounds.

Tami Reis-Frankfort, reading specialist and trainer, demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code, when teaching children to read.

Let's Count to 20 Song For Kids

Let's sing and count to 20 in this fun children's song!

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years and Foundation Stage at Halsford Park School prepares the children for the wider world through consistent modelling of good behaviour strategies and language, helping children to relate to both their peers and adults in a positive way, and helping children develop vital life-skills, such as safety, kindness and considerate behaviour.

Day to day, the children learn by working and playing in a free-flow environment in which they have constant access to a wide variety of resources, including computers, role-play areas, creative and outside areas. By fostering independence and encouraging initiative at all times, the children learn through self-initiation and play in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment.

All teaching and learning is based around the government non-statutory document, Development Matters, and children work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals in the Prime and Specific Areas.
Teachers work closely with the children to ascertain and follow their interests, and so adapt the curriculum and learning to their specific needs. Short teaching inputs, group work, and one-to-one reading help ensure that the children are challenged and that the pace of learning is maintained.



Please follow these helpful links to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage..

Information regarding book bands and how to support your child when reading together

Welcome to Early Years Meeting - Please see below presentation



Tapestry is an online resource which enables you to access your child's online learning journal.  You will need to provide the school with an email address in order to do this.  once you have done this and been registered by the school you can access this via this link:


You will also be able to add your own comments to the observations that have been made and share what your child has been doing at home with us!