Meet the Team 2020-2021

Miss Bryan – EYFS Class Teacher

Mrs Lester – Learning Support Assistant



Helpful Documents



There are many books for your child to read themselves at home to keep them busy and reading.

It is important that you read with them as often as possible.


Use the links below to practice letter formation with your child at home, ask them to write the letters down. Ask your child to say the sounds as you point to the screen. At the moment we are currently up to the Set 1 sounds so do not stress that your child does not recognize the Set 2/3 page. It is just good practice to let them see the other sounds and hear you say them to them. 

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Play the Tricky Words song at home. Your child will recognize this straight a way and sing along! Ask them to write the tricky words down. Can they write short sentences containing the tricky words?

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Above is a great website called Phonics Play with good resources for phonics and reading. alphablocks_brand_logo_bid

Just youtube ‘AlphaBlocks Set 1’ or ‘Alphablocks Set 2’ and lots of little video clips will come up for your children to watch at home for phonics.


Twinkl have lots of useful apps for learning at home.

Type ‘Twinkl Limited’ into the App Store to find apps to play at home.

Please note the majority of these apps cost around 99p each but we believe they are really useful to support learning at home.

Our favourites include…

  • Twinkl Phoneme Pop Suite
  • Alphabet Cards and Letter Formation
  • Twinkl Phonics-Phase 2 Pop
  • Twinkl Spell and Pop


I know it may seem like what your child can write down is limited but you would be surprised! Ask them to have a go at…

  • Writing their full name
  • Writing a card for me!
  • Write a list… shopping, family members, toys they would like ect
  • Write repetitive sentences for example looking out the window…. I can see a dog. I can see a car. I can a man. I can see a light. I can see the grass etc.
  • Write a label for something they have made or built.
  • Write short notes and leave them around for people to read.




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10 Little Numbers

I Can Count to 20.

Teen Numbers

Count to 100

Counting in 2s

2d Shape Song

3d Shape Song (Don’t forget…we say ‘can of pop’ instead of ‘soda can’)












Useful Web Links 

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Activities to try at home

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week one

Thrive Week Two






At St. Charles’ the Reception class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).  This curriculum is based upon four themes and principles.

Unique Child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways.  The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Curriculum

There are 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning in the Foundation Stage framework curriculum.

Prime Areas

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

Specific Areas

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