A warm welcome to all families, carers and children to the Early Years class page. This page will be used as a way to ensure that you are receiving the most up-to-date information about your child’s learning and what is happening around school.

If you have any questions, please find further contact details below.


Early Years Spencer

Miss Schofield: Class Teacher

Mrs Walters: Class Teacher

Mrs Harper: Teaching Assistant

Early Years Tull

Mrs Tzanos: Class Teacher

Mrs Maxted: Teaching Assistant

Early Years Crick

Mrs Underwood: Class Teacher

Mrs Gardener: Teaching Assistant

Important information -The School Day

The school gates are open for all children form 8:30am. Registration will be taken at 8:40am and learning will begin immediately after this. It is vital that all children are on time to school so that they do not miss important learning.

All children will need to bring the following to school each day:

Their reading book
A named water bottle
A named coat
A packed lunch (if required)
A bookbag (including phonics books and library book)

Home Learning

In Year 1 we expect children to be reading at home for a minimum of 3 times per week.

The children will have two books to take home with them to read – a phonics book and a library chosen book.

The children will also have a weekly spelling assignment set via spelling shed.
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Year 1 will have two sessions of PE a week. Please can all children wear their PE kits (plain white top, jogging bottoms and trainers) every Tuesday and Wednesday.

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What makes Early Years different?

The Early Years is about how children learn, as well as what they learn. Children are given opportunities to develop their own play and independent exploration. They are encouraged to think, discuss and plan ahead so that their learning is enjoyable and motivating.    There are seven areas of learning which are covered:

  1. communication and language,
  2. physical development,
  3. personal, social and emotional development,
  4. Literacy,
  5. Mathematics,
  6. understanding the world,
  7. expressive arts and design.

Writing in Early Years

Our English curriculum exposes the children to a range of high-quality texts through both reading and writing.

Children are taught to understand the five key concepts about print:

  • print has meaning
  • print can have different purposes
  • we read English text from left to right and from top to bottom
  • the names of the different parts of a book
  • page sequencing

In writing children learn to:

  • form lower-case and capital letters correctly
  • write simple phrases and sentences
  • use a capital letter and full stop correctly in sentences
  • spell words using their phonic knowledge

In the phonics programme, children learn to:

  • read individual letters by saying the sounds for them
  • blend sounds into words
  • read some letter groups that each represent one sound and say sounds for them
  • read common exception words
  • read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge
Reading in Early Years

Reading is such an important life skill and we want all children to develop a love reading. Reading is all about sharing books together – this can be through hearing your child read as well as reading to them, talking about books and allowing children to develop their vocabulary stamina and knowledge around them.

In Early Years we will read a range of texts within lessons through our dedicated reading times.

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At Moulton we give all children a strong foundation with reading to enable them to develop a secure ability to read confidently and fluently for pleasure. We follow Little Wandle for our phonics scheme.

From the beginning of school, children are taught to read individual sounds, blending and decoding these within simple words. Following this, moving onto digraphs and trigraphs and learning the corresponding graphemes for each, using these skills to apply to reading a wide range of texts and building comprehension skills. Phonics lessons are taught daily and children are regularly monitored and assessed to ensure all children make good progress.

Children will each have a phonics related book that is suited to their corresponding level and these books are firstly shared in class and are then sent home.

Below are some of the example texts that we will be exploring this year.

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