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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.


Imaginative Learning Project for Spring 3

Can we build it? Yes, we can!



Our Imaginative Learning Project for Term 3 is called, 'Can we build it? Yes, we can!' and and we shall be exploring different buildings and the materials that are used to help them stay up! This interest provides ideas for stimulating children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about buildings and structures.  Throughout their experiences children will learn to take turns to share ideas, conversations and materials, understanding that playing and working together can help them get on better, build relationships and develop thinking.  Our memorable experience will be a walk around our community to explore the different types of buildings and structures.


Talk for Writing Text for the Half Term...

This half term we are focusing on narrative and will be using the tradition storr=y, The Three Little Pigs to help us develop our oral storytelling and written work. We shall be looking at different versions of the story to see how they compare as we think about characters, setting and plot.


Suggested Shared Reading...

This Is the House That Jack Built by Pam Adams Let’s Build a House: A book about Buildings and Materials by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrӧm, Home by Jeannie Baker, All Kinds of Homes: A Lift-the-Flap-Book by Thando Maclaren and Emma Damon Home (Around the World) by Kate Petty, Houses and Homes (Around the World Series) by Ann Morris, Homes Around the World by Max Moore, Home by Carson Ellis, The Three Little Pigs: Ladybird First Favourite Tales by Nicola Baxter, This Is Our House by Michael Rosen, Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig, Let's Build A House, That Pesky Rat – Lauren Child, On the Construction Site: A Shine-a-Light Book, Skyscrapers, All Kinds of Homes.



To start our topic we will be taking a walk around our local community to explore the different types of buildings we can see. Children will also be sharing a photo of their own homes to explore the question,’ Are all our homes the same?’ We are also looking forward to finding out about different occupations such as construction workers and bricklayers.


Spring 3 ILP Overview


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.

Key Skills Booklet - Early Years Foundation Stage

What to expect, when? A parents’ guide.

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

Our Favourite Things About School....

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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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