Castle Primary School

'Adventure Together; Learn Forever'

EYFS/Year 1

Welcome to our class page!


At Castle Primary, we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial in securing solid foundations that children are going to continue to build upon. It is our intent that the children who enter our EYFS develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst embedding a positive attitude to school and learning. We believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual and we are passionate in allowing all children to achieve their full, unique potential. With all of this in mind, we begin each new year by looking at the individual needs of our children and taking into account their different starting points- we then carefully develop our flexible EYFS Curriculum which enables them to follow the path of their learning journey, at a point, that is suitable for their unique needs and stage of development.
Children follow the EYFS curriculum, which has seven main areas of learning.

The Prime Areas:-

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development


The Specific Areas:-

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


The children in Year 1 will follow the National Curriculum.


Topic Overview- September 2021

A busy first week exploring our new classrooms and getting to know each other!

We have almost made it through our first week and have been so proud of how well the children have settled in. They have shown great independence and have enjoyed exploring their new classrooms!


We hope you have all received bookbags now, the children need to bring these to school each day please. In the bag the children will have their homework book, inside the front cover is an explanation of what we would like the children to do. Homework books will be collected in on a Wednesday and sent home again on a Friday.


The children also now have a Home Communication Book in the bookbag too. Reading books have been sent home with the Year 1 children and the EYFS children will receive 1 when we feel they are confidently using their sounds to blend some simple CVC words. The EYFS children will bring home a list of sounds and words taught at school each week on a Friday for you to practise at home until they get a reading book.


Please ensure your child has a coat and wellies in school every day, we use our outside areas as an additional classroom, so your child will be outside lots throughout the day.


Thank you for the support you have given us this week and your patience whilst we get to know you all. If you would like to pass on a message to us or you have any questions, please email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Mrs Ballard-

Miss Poole-


Many thanks

The EYFS Team