Early Years Foundation Stage

Our First Workshare!

19th October 2022

This Week in Reception

7th October 2022

This Week in Reception

30th September 2022

Nursery newsletter 16/09/22

20th September 2022

This Week in Reception

27th June 2022

This Week in Reception

20th June 2022

This Week in Reception

13th June 2022

Nursery News 10/06/22

10th June 2022

This Week in Reception

6th June 2022

Nursery: Each peach pear plum

26th May 2022


The Early Years Foundation Stage at Queen’s Hill Primary School offers an engaging and nurturing environment for each child to learn and flourish.  Our goal is to instill a ‘Passion for Learning’ that will continue throughout pupils' lives by providing stimulating lessons, enquiry-based learning opportunities and a child-centred approach to help children develop their own love of learning.

We believe that each and every child has the right to achieve and in the Early Years we seek to develop this at every stage.  Our purpose built Nursery and Reception classrooms and outdoor area provide a rich environment in which the children can learn through their play and children are able to access our large outdoor area on a free-flow basis every day.  A balance of adult-directed and child-initiated learning ensures that children make progress across all areas of their learning and development. We follow the phonics scheme Read, Write, Inc. which teaches children to use letter sounds to support their reading and writing. We use a maths mastery approach when teaching early number skills.

At Queen’s Hill Primary School we see education as a partnership between the home and school. In the Early Years Foundation Stage we encourage and value open communication with parents and welcome them to take an active role in their child’s learning.  Good relationships between parents and staff are valued and there are frequent opportunities for parents to come in and share what their child has been doing.

What your child will learn in Reception

End of Reception - Number in Maths

End of Reception - Shape, Space and Measure in Maths

End of Reception - English

Useful Links

Read and write alphabet and letters

Number Rhymes

Phonics made easy

How we teach phonics at Queen's Hill

Home communication

This year we have introduced Tapestry,  an ‘online learning journal’ which enables you to see photographs, videos and written observations of the activities your child does at school. In order to sign up to this, you will need to complete the confirmation letter below.

Tapestry sign up letter