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The Incredible Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to St. Michael's Early Years Foundation Stage


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 3.00pm.  Reception parents are also invited to a cookery session with Alex from Kensington Sure Start on Thursday 24th November - please try to come along and join in.  


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.   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 Key Stage 1.


The topics this half term:



The stories include:

Handa's Surprise

The Enormous Turnip

The Very Hungry Caterpillar



Our World

The stories include:

Aliens Love Underpants

But Martin

Handa's Surprise

Peter and the Wolf


We will be finding out about other cultures including Africa, India and Europe.

The Nursery children enjoy sharing stories.

Creating our own story maps based on the Three Little Pigs. 

"I like making my own story maps and telling the stories." Ryan (age 5)

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


Long Term Plan 2016/17


                                Autumn 1    Autumn 2     Spring 1     Spring 2     Summer1     Summer2      


Nursery                  Myself          Stories          Growing       Animals       Food             Holidays


Reception              Myself          Stories           Growing       Food          Our World     Super Heroes

Creating African rhythms outside!

Creating African rhythms outside! 1