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Oak - Early Years Reception


Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us, you can email our class email - or message us via Tapestry.

Mrs Hardy (Mon, Tues) and Mrs Leach (Weds, Thurs, Fri)

Key information: 

  • PE will take place on Thursdays. Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days 
  • All children should wear uniform which is clearly named. 
  • Drop-off time is between 8:45am - 8.55am. Pick-up time is between 3:25pm. Please drop off and collect your child from the side entrance to Oak classroom.
  • Please ensure your child has a spare set of clothes, waterproofs and wellies, bookbag and water bottle in school everyday.

Download the guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage at Coppice Valley

For a more detailed document outlining our philosophy and policy for Early Years at Coppice Valley please click here

Curriculum Information

Throughout the Reception Year your child will partake in an ambitious curriculum which is designed in a sequential way to ensure progress towards our end of year curricular goals. See below.


Each term we update our webpage with information about what your child will be learning.

An overview of the Reception Year

Learning in Oak class often takes us to wonderful places but please see below for a general overview of themes for the year.


For our more detailed plan of the year please click here

A typical day in Oak Class looks like this...


Julian is a mermaid

Spring 2


The curriculum in Oak Class is delivered through a balance of adult led and child led learning. It incorporates everything we want the children to experience, learn and be able to do. Meeting all the requirements of the educational programmes in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the flexibility to allow us to respond quickly to children’s new interests and/or needs.

Below is a broad overview of what we are learning this half term. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. All areas are interconnected.


little wandleWe are proud to be a Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised school.

Please see the Little Wandle website for parents:

For parents - Letters and Sounds (

Please see below for the Phonics Phase 2 and 3 sounds and tricky words we will be focusing throughout the term.

LW Phase-2-and-3

Phonics Support

Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading. At Coppice Valley we use a programme called Phonics Bug to support early reading.

So what is phonics?

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words. These might help to understand phonics jargon...




Coppice Sharing Wordless Books

How to support your child at home

The document below supports understanding of the seven areas of learning and development at particular ages and stage

Mathematics Support

MATHS Talk & learn alive in 5!

There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures


number-blocksThese areas form the fundamental mathematical basis of a CBeebies series of five-minute animated programmes called Numberblocks. We use these and the NCETM materials to draw out and build on the maths embedded in the stories contained in each episode.

 You may also like to check out the EYFS website below:

  1. White Rose Math White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
  2. Active Learn: Read online Bug Club Books and visit the Math Factor. 
  3. Numberblocks:  Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!
  4. Alphablocks:  Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.
  5. Epic Phonics: One month free membership.
  6. Phonics Play:  You will find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home. Free membership.
  7. Tapestry: Visit home Coppice Valley home learning ideas and share your learning. 
  8. Stay at Home Story Time:  Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his books every weekday and talking about some of the things that went into making it.
  9. Time To Come In, Bear written by Kim St. Lawrence  - A story explaining social distancing to young children


Please see below for further documents which you may find helpful.

A Guide to Maths Mastery in Reception(pdf)

Created March 2022


Autumn 2 parent guide.pdf(pdf)

Created February 2024

Autumn 2 parent guide.pdf

Coppice Sharing Wordless Books(pdf)

Created September 2022

Coppice Sharing Wordless Books

Early Years Foundation Stage at Coppice Valley(pdf)

Created February 2023

A guide to the early years foundation stage

EYFS maths Talk & Learn Alive in 5(pdf)

Created January 2023

EYFS maths Talk & Learn Alive in 5

EYFS Long term plan 23-24(pdf)

Created August 2023

EYFS Long term plan 23-24

EYFS MTP - Spring 2 23-24.pdf(pdf)

Created February 2024

EYFS MTP - Spring 2 23-24.pdf

EYFS Policy 2024.pdf(pdf)

Created March 2024

EYFS Policy 2024.pdf


Created August 2023



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