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Ash - Year R EYFS

Sports Day

The Bear Trail


We had a brilliant time at the Bear Trail, despite the rain. Children has to climb, jump, swing and slide over various obstacles and avoid falling in the mud (to begin with!)


Later, we all loved getting wet and muddy on the assault course!


Photos from Cultral Week. See description below.

Cultural week


We will be learning all about different cultures during this week and flying around the world in our imaginations. 

Monday - China. We learned about the importance of the dragon dance at parades, made lanterns, tasted food and learnt about paddy fields in China. We made a long dragon and performed our own parade with bells and drums. See the photos above. 


Tuesday - India. We learnt about the Taj Mahal and symmetry. We talked about why Hindus believe cows are sacred. We mixed spice paints and made rangoli patterns. 

Children can now successfully use tens frames to understand and reason about numbers 1-10. 

We are now focussing on numbers 11-20. Children now use 2 tens-frames to continue their reasoning about numbers. 

At home, keep using the tens-frames and numicon shapes that were sent out at the last parents evening and finding using numbers in your home lives. Add anything that excited your child to Tapestry. 

Thank you.

Our writing is developing in Ash class. We’d love to see any writing children do at home.

This month, our stories have focussed on dinosaurs. The children love these stories and some bring in books about dinosaurs from home which has been very excited. 


Recently, children have been more and more excited about superheroes! Keep your eyes peeled for increasing super hero work in school. 

Outdoor learning

Happy New Year.


Welcome back after the Christmas break. 

We have lots of fun things planned for the spring term.

Our book talk focus is on dinosaurs as Ash class seem to love dinosaurs!!!

We have a big focus on reading this term as well as looking at change, similarities and differences.

Some highlights from our learning this Autumn

We have been making Advent wreaths in school. Lots of sensory evergreens!

Our poppies in church

The children have had a great start to the year. They have all settled really well.


We have been so busy.

Look what we have been up to so far.

Reception Classes – Welcome

Ash - Year RBirch - Year R


Reception Parents – Please see their Tapestry Account for information about the term.


Welcome to Churchfield School!

In the Foundation Stage our aim is to provide the very best start for your child by developing all the skills they need to become independent learners.


We feel learning through play is important. We focus on all the areas of learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Physical Development (PD) and Communication and Language (CL).Literacy Development (LD), Maths (MD), Knowledge and Understanding (UW) and Expressive Arts and Design (EAD).


At Churchfield we encourage children to become independent and curious learners and our environment is structured to reflect children’s interests. We have access to a fantastic outdoor area. Within each classroom the children have access to areas such as Role Play, Writing, Reading, Sand, Creative, Construction, Numeracy and Snack. In each area there are activities for the children to complete in order to consolidate and extend prior learning.



We use Tapestry to record and share observations of the children's learning during their play. Each child has a secure account please login and check your child's progress and enjoy their learning journey with them. 

If you need a new login please speak to your class teacher. 



If you are a parent or friend of the school and would like to support the children we are always looking for volunteers, we especially like help with hearing children read, art, visits and topic work. If you are interested please speak to your class teacher.



Our Literacy focus this half term will be reading sentences and writing words independently using the sounds we have learnt.


Here are some websites which will support your child’s learning.


In numeracy this half term we will be looking at number. This includes counting and ordering numerals and being able to use the language and skills needed for addition and subtraction equations.

Here are some websites which will support your child’s learning.

At Home

We change your child's reading book everyday if they have read at home. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible at home - magazines or books that you enjoy together at home can be recorded in their reading records too.


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9