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Welcome to Early Years!

Miss Tillson, 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


Additional Home Learning

Twinkl are giving all parents the opportunity to access resources, for free, for one month.

Please use the following link to access Twinkl: Initial Link to Twinkl


Once you have accessed the initial link to Twinkl, you then have access to all resources from EYFS to Secondary education.

Home Learning for Nursery and Reception Pupils 

Early Years Summer Activity Sheet

Home Learning for Reception Pupils

Phase 2 Activity Booklet 

Phase 3 Phonics Booklet

Phase 4 Phonics Activity Booklet

Reception Maths Activity Booklet 

EYFS Summer Home Learning Letter

EYFS Summer Home Learning

For some resources specific to EYFS you may use the following link:

Twinkle EYFS Resources


TTRockstars – Timestables

Phonicsplay – For phonics learning.

BBC Teach School Radio – Listen to nursery rhymes and songs. 

CBeebies – Lots of learning activities and resources including reading and additional games.


Keep Active 

The Body Coach TV – Use this link to access ‘PE with Joe Wicks’ (live lessons Monday-Friday at 9am or watch back later)

The Body Coach 8-minute Kids Workout

GoNoodle – Zumba


EYFS Spring 2 Home Learning

EYFS Spring 2 Are carrots orange? Homework Grid

EYFS Spring 2 Letter formation 

EYFS Spring 2 Digit Formation 

Story Time

Rob Biddulph – The bear who lost his Grrrrr  

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Our Values and Ethos

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

Friendship & Trust