Benedict Biscop Prince Bishop School Teaching Alliance Leading School
Header Image


Welcome to Early Years!

Miss Tillson, Mrs Bird, Miss Parks and Mrs Kirton welcome you to our fantastic Early Years foundation stage. We have so much fun learning about our exciting topics and exploring the world around us. We always try our best with our work and we love and care for each other. We have been challenging ourselves across the curriculum and we have loved our topics so far this year. We have lots of adults that work with us in Early Years and we enjoy our time with them all.

Our Early Years Pedagogy…

We would like to offer you a warm welcome to our St Peters’ Elwick Early Years Foundation Stage Unit.

In the Foundation Stage Unit we aim to be exceptional in all that we do. Not only do we have high expectation of all the children in our care, but of the adults supporting them. We are a friendly and supportive team, who are dedicated in developing and enthusing children to learn. We strive to create a safe, welcoming and engaging learning environment where children become confident to try new activities and communicate to new peers and adults. We support and nurture children in their learning, we celebrate mistakes and praise resilience and children who ‘have a go!’. We foster an ‘I can’ attitude and take ‘always our best’ and ‘above and beyond’ care to ensure children progress and become the best they can be. The Early Years Team most importantly wants your child to be happy at school and our team are committed in supporting each and every child in the Early Years Unit.

We appreciate that no-one understands and knows your child as well as you do, therefore we place great importance on home and school links. We actively involve parents in their child’s learning and include these contributing in each child’s learning journey. We appreciate the time and dedication it takes to share your knowledge and contributions about your child and would like to thank you in advance for this support.

Our Early Years Promise

 1. We always listen to the speaker.
2. We always listen to each other.
3. We always have kind hands and feet.
4. We always walk and do not run.
5. We talk and do not shout.
6. We always look after our toys
7. We know that sharing is caring.

                                                                                       Bug Club Reading
BBC Bitesize for Reception Pupils

Oak National Academy

Number Blocks 

White Rose Maths


Home Learning for Nursery and Reception Pupils 

Early Years Summer Activity Sheet

EYFS Summer 1 Home Learning Letter

EYFS Summer 1 Home Learning

EYFS Summer 2 Home Learning 19.06.20

Home Learning for Reception Pupils

Phase 2 Activity Booklet 

Phase 3 Phonics Booklet

Phase 4 Phonics Activity Booklet

Reception Maths Activity Booklet 

Oak National Academy EYFS

Additional Home Learning


2simple – Free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar. 

Storytime with Nick – available from Monday 20th April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer. 

authorfy – Access to masterclasses on texts from from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels. 

Classroom Secrets – Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing. 


Mathematics Mastery – Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils. 

Maths Zone – Maths games to play online.

nrich Maths – A range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range. 

BBC (cbeebies) Maths – Videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0-6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play. 


10 Minute Shake up – 10 minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day. 

Boogies Beebies – Videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters. 


Starline – Advice and support for providing learning at home including a hotline available 6 days a week. 



In this section

Our Values and Ethos

Christian teachings play a large part in the daily goings on at St Peter's

Friendship & Trust




Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.