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The Incredible Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to St. Michael's Early Years Foundation Stage


With Jesus we can achieve what we dream and believe


Here at St. Michael's children join us a term after their third birthday in Nursery or at the beginning of the school year in which they are five, in Reception.


We hope to work in partnership with parents and carers, based on mutual trust and understanding between home and school.


In Nursery we invite parents and carers to attend our stay and play sessions on Tuesdays and stay and read on Thursdays.


In Reception we invite parents to our story time sessions on Fridays at 3.00 pm.  Reception parents are also invited to story sessions with Mrs Leath on Monday mornings (Super Stars) and Wednesday mornings (Shining Stars) at 8.45 am.


The Early Years team aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment, both indoors and outdoors.  Activities are based on the children's interests and are linked to the topics, they are planned to challenge and inspire individual learners.  Religious education is taught through all areas of learning and is supported by the Come and See programme. The Talk for Writing scheme is used from Nursery to ensure that the children are familiar with a wide range of stories. Read, Write Inc. phonic scheme is introduced in Nursery and carried on through out Reception and into Key Stage 1.


The topics next half term:







The stories include:

The Little Red Hen



The children in reception enjoy listening to stories together.


Lots of activities are planned based on the children's interests and have links to the stories.


Long Term Plan 2017/18


                 Autumn 1    Autumn 2   Spring 1     Spring 2        Summer1     Summer2 


Nursery         Myself          Food            Growing           Animals     Stories          Holidays

    R.E             Myself/Welcome/             Celebrating/Gathering/     Good News/Friends

                      Birthday                            Growing                             Our World

Reception     Myself          Food            Growing           Stories       Our World     Super Heroes

    R.E             Myself/Welcome/            Celebrating/Gathering/      Good News/Friends

                      Birthday                            Growing                             Our World

Picture 1 Exploring vegetables using our senses.