Welcome to EYFS

We would like to welcome you to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Water Primary School. Your EYFS team includes Miss Hodgson as class teacher, supported by Mrs Ingham and Miss Fourie as the class teaching assistants.

As we get to know our new children, we would like to display a photograph in class of every child’s family. Please send in a photograph/copy of a photograph for us to brighten up our classroom and get to know who is important to your child.

Class Mascot

 Class mascot Boo

Our class mascot is Boo the monkey. He cannot wait to see all of our new children again. Every Friday one child will be asked to take Boo home for the weekend to look after him. 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. 

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 begin 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.


Throughout the first half term, PE will take place every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school all week.

 Class Dojo logo

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is an online system used to award points to children for a range of things, such as: positive behaviour; working hard; sharing; being kind to others… It is also a way that we can send messages to one another. You will receive an email invitation asking you to join Class Dojo. 

Snack Time

In EYFS, we operate a continuous snack system. This ensures that children are able to try new snacks and make independent, healthy choices. If you would like your child to have snack, please bring in £8 at the start of September, which will cover your child’s snacks for the full half term until November. Alternatively, you can pay £1 every Monday morning. Please hand in snack money to either myself, Mrs Ingham or Miss Fourie so that we can tick you off our list.

WOW Moments

 WOW moment slip

Small, WOW moment slips will be 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

Once up and running, please 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