Welcome to Seacole Class!

Term 5

We have PE on a Friday.

EYFS at Pucklechurch Primary

Our Foundation Stage provision offers the necessary balance of ‘teacher-led’ input and ‘pupil-initiated’ learning. We create a supportive, stimulating context in the school indoor and outdoor learning areas, for children to play and engage in enquiry, discovery and reflection. We want our children to be confident in expressing their ideas, happy to make independent choices and keen to explore the world around them. 

We aim to make the learning relevant to the children’s lives though our EYFS themes and colourful, lively, learning environment, and we place the pupils’ individual interests and choices at the heart of the classroom so they feel unique, safe, secure and ready to explore.

The Reception provision is centred round the children’s all-round development according to the EYFS Framework – development of key skills such as writing, reading and mathematics, as well as essential social, personal, creative, communication and physical development goals.

At Pucklechurch we value the importance of oracy skills. Once a week the children take part in 'helicopter stories' - this is where the children have an opportunity to narrate their own story and act them out in front of the class - their very own story comes alive! This develops their language skills, confidence and literacy skills. We also learn poems from the 'Helicoptor Basket.'

Here is a link to the Statory Framework to the Early Years Foundation Framework:


We also follow the Development Matters:


We use our Reception practitioners’ skills and expertise to create routines, build relationships, develop activities and resources in a rich learning environment which provide pupils with the opportunities and conditions to flourish in all aspects of their development. We provide balance across the areas of learning and look to identify each child’s specific needs, strengths and next steps, so that they can make excellent progress.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language are at the heart of the Reception provision and are what our staff concern themselves with every moment of each day to ensure the environment and the relationships are right for each child to flourish as a unique individual.

The key aspects of effective learning set down in the statutory framework are also at the heart of the Pucklechurch Primary vision and values:

 'Friendship', 'Courage', 'Respect', 'Generosity', 'Compassion' and 'Forgiveness'.

Term 5

This term we are throwing ourselves into our new text 'The tadpoles promise' as we explore minibeasts and learn all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We are also continuing to dive into our writing as we write our own narrative based on our text and even have a go at writing our own lifecycle of a butterfly or frog. In maths we are building up our number knowledge as we use numbers upto 20, add and subtract and look at 2D and 3D shapes. We are looking forward to a wonderful term!

Please find attached our medium term plan to see more about what we are leaning.

Medium Term Plan Term 5

This term we will be focussing on our phase 3 phonics sounds. This will be learning to recognise phase 3 sounds and then blend these toegther in different words. Please find an outline of our phonics sounds below. This term is Spring 1 Phase 3 sounds. 

Phase 2 sounds

Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2 and 3 tricky words

Autumn 1 Phase 2 sounds

Autumn 2 Phase 2 sounds

Spring 1 Phase 3 sounds