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The Early Years Foundation Stage at Sharley Park.


Welcome to the Reception class page.  We are the Brown Mice and White Mice - we may be small but we are definitely mighty!


Information for our new families and Reception curriculum can be found by clicking on this link.


We value everything that your child says and does and want to ensure that you too get the opportunity to see these wonderful learning moments. To see what your child has been learning, please log into your child's online learning journal.



Information for Parents about the Early Years Foundation Stage


To find out more about how your child learns throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage. Please click on the link below to find a copy of ‘What to expect, when?’ A simple guide which takes parents through the expectations of each age band in the EYFS and how they can support their children’s learning and development.

What to expect, when? A parents’ guide.

Our Favourite Things About School....

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We asked Reception children for their views about their favourite things at school...

We asked Reception children for their views about their favourite things at school... 1

Imaginative Learning Project for Autumn Term 1

Who lives in a rockpool? 



Our Imaginative Learning Project for Term 1 is called, 'Who lives in a rockpool?' Children will be thinking about their own experiences and be exploring, 'What we would discover if we visited the beach?' Throughout this topic, the children will participate in a variety of learning challenges linked to developing our knowledge and understanding of life in and around the seashore.  The project will open with a memorable experience as we create our own seashore to explore in the outdoor learning area. 


Developing Children’s Interests…

Our ILP will take on many possible lines of inquiry and fascination including:

  • Seashore plants and animals
  • Features of the seashore
  • The sea
  • Water safety
  • Properties of natural materials - pebbles, sand and rocks
  • Art using found materials
  • Pollution and caring for our environment


As always, the children’s interests will form the basis for our exploration and discussion.




Autumn 1 ILP Overview

Class Dojo


For the last two years, we have successfully been using an App called Class Dojo as both a reward and parental communication system in school. Lots of parents found using Class Dojo a real positive as it meant they were able to see how their child was praised and rewarded in class through the App instantaneously as well as keep up to date about school life and learning.


If you would like to get connected, please let your child's teacher know and they will provide you with a login and information on how to access the App.


Keep an eye out for messages and photos shared by your child's class teachers.

Parental Engagement Network - PEN Project - PEN



At Sharley Park Community Primary, we recognise the important role our parents and families have in supporting us to help shape the future for each of our children together.


We are currently involved and working with Oxford University and PEN as part of an exciting national research project to evaluate the impact of strategies and resources that can used to help support parental engagement and improve children's learning. 


What is involved?

  • Children and their families are given a mouse to support school transitions and help to develop and prepare children's school readiness. 
  • Being part of 'Mouse Club' enables parents to build relationships with staff and each other.
  • Workshops, tip sheets and 'mouse' home activities enable parents to better support their children's on-going learning and development.


For more information, on what is involved in the PEN Project, please click on this link.


If you would like to become involved in the Parental Engagement research project, please speak to Mrs Moody.

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Reading in the Early Years

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