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Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Foundation Stage at Springfield consists of a nursery and 2 reception classes. The children are split into 3 age-related groups – Owlets (nursery), Tawny Owls and Snowy Owls (reception).

The Foundation staff are as follows:

Tawny Owls: Mrs Prosser, Miss Turner and Mrs Perry (am)

Snowy Owls: Mrs Wright and Mrs McBride

Owlets: Miss Bristow, Mrs Cox (Mon-Tues) and Mrs Jardine (Weds-Fri)


P.E. days are as follows:

Tawny Owls – Fridays

Snowy Owls – Fridays

Owlets - Thursdays

Please ensure your child’s P.E. kit is in school in readiness.

Monkey-Do Monday

Please send the children to school wearing the appropriate outdoor clothing and named spare shoes in a bag. 

Spring Term in EYFS

  • We have begun the term reading the story ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ by Julia Donaldson. We’ve enjoyed participating in a range of activities including designing a new tie for George, learning and reciting the refrain and exploring rhyming words and thinking about kindness and what we can do and say to be kind. We plan to follow this by reading and focussing upon another one of her stories entitled ‘Superworm.’ This will support the interest lots of children have in superheroes and will hopefully engage and excite them.

    Over the course of the term we will also study a traditional story to support the development of the children’s oral story telling skills and look at Life Cycles and Growing using a variety of non-fiction books to support our learning. We also plan to have a focus on learning 10 nursery rhymes and songs which will support the development of early reading. This will culminate in a Rhyme Time assembly to which you will all be invited to celebrate the rhymes we have learnt. We will conclude the term by looking at the Christian celebration of Easter.

Other Information

We will be sending library books home each week on a Tuesday for you to share, enjoy and discuss together at home.

Reading books for Tawny and Snowy Owls will be changed when they have been read and the home-link book signed.. They are sent home on Wednesdays.

Sometimes we’ll ask the children to research a topic at home and share what they have found out with their peers in school.

 If you have any questions or concerns please do speak to a member of the Foundation team and we’ll do our best to help.

We look forward to a busy and fun-filled term.

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