Welcome to EYFS

Welcome back! We hope you've had a great half term break. After Mrs Ingham's departure at the end of last half term, your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) team now includes myself, Miss Hodgson as class teacher, supported by Miss Fourie as the class teaching assistant.

Many thanks to everyone who attended our first Stay and Play and to those of you who came to watch our harvest performance. We were extremely proud of the children on both occasions and we had a wonderful first half term. 

 Pumpkin carving

EYFS Harvest Performance






PE Update

Throughout the next half term, Mr Smedley will lead PE every Monday morning. This will last for the whole morning. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. This can be worn underneath a tracksuit. Children will now wear their PE kit, along with trainers, for the whole day.

Forest School

As we begin our second half term, the children will have the opportunity to go to our Forest School with Mr Claxton. Mr Claxton will be taking a small group of children every Friday morning. Please check Class Dojo for details of who will be going on which date. When it is your child's Forest Friday, please bring them to school dressed in warm, waterproof clothes and wellies. Please also ensure that your child has their uniform with them to change into once they return to school at the end of the morning. 

Snack Time

Many thanks to everyone for supporting our continuous snack system. If you would like your child to have snack this half term, please bring in £7 at the start of November, which will cover your child’s snacks for the full half term until Christmas. Alternatively, you can pay £1 every Monday morning. Please hand in snack money to either myself or Miss Fourie so that we can tick you off our list.

Educational Visit to Eureka!

We are extremely excited for our first class trip to Eureka! This will take place on Wednesday 6th December. Many thanks to all parents who have returned their consent forms and money to help fund the visit. We are due to leave for Eureka! at 9:45am and return at approximately 3:30pm (traffic permitting). All children will be given a school packed lunch on this day. As part of the trip, we are looking forward to watching a special Night Lights show and visiting Father Christmas.

 Eureka exterior







Christmas Production

Dates for your diary! The EYFS/KS1 Christmas show entitled Lights, Camel, Action will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 12th December and in the evening on Wednesday 13th December.

Class Mascot

 Class mascot Boo

Boo the monkey has had a fantastic first half term visiting a different family each weekend. We cannot wait to find out what he has been doing over half term. Boo will continue to go home every Friday with one child. Please include him in your plans and let him share in the fun you have as a family. Boo will bring his pyjamas for the sleepover and also a notebook for you and your child to write, draw or add photographs to about his adventures with you. Please return Boo to school on Monday.

Focused Learning

We will be reading and discussing a range of stories each half term. These stories will be used during our literacy and maths lessons. We will also continue to teach your child handwriting and phonics. Not all of our learning in EYFS is through adult-led, focused groups. We also give children the opportunity to learn through play in time called continuous provision. 

Learning through Play

Throughout the year, where possible, we will follow the children’s interests. We will encourage children to share their hobbies and interests with us and provide them with opportunity to develop these interests through independent learning in continuous provision. Children will also be supported to independently apply the skills taught by accessing provision both indoors and out.

 Class Dojo logo

Class Dojo

Thanks to all parents for connecting with us through Class Dojo. Please continue to check the app regularly for any messages/updates. 

WOW Moments

 WOW moment slip

Small, WOW moment slips are still available in class for you to take and fill in at home. If your child achieves something new, shares learning from school, or completes a task that you are particularly proud of, please write it on a WOW slip (found at the entrance to our classroom) and we will add it to your child's learning journey.


Keeping in Touch

As mentioned, please continue to check Class Dojo for updates, and follow our adventures on Twitter - @MissHodgson1 and @Waterprimary.

Our door is always open and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school. 

Many thanks.

Miss Hodgson