Welcome to the

Foundation Stage



Mr S. Gullett - EYFS Phase Leader/ Class Teacher - FS2G

Mrs Z. Darley - Class Teacher - FS2D

Mrs C. Dawson / Mrs V French - Class Teacher - FS2DF


If you would like to speak to a member of the team please pop into the office to make an appointment or fill in the contact form on the front page of the website.

Alternatively you can contact us by email on- 



Children's learning in the Foundation Stage (EYFS) is supported by a team of teaching assistants (TAs).

Our TAs support in all classes as well as teaching phonics each day.

Mrs I. Kohannova - FS2G

Mrs C. Randall - FS2D

Mrs D. Lockwood - FS2DF

The Foundation Years website includes lots of information about the curriculum as well as advice and resources for parent(s) / carer(s). Clicking on the logo above will take you directly to the website.


Dates for the Diary:

Wednesday 6th September - Start part time

Monday 18th September - Start full time

These are some of the websites that we like to use in school:









Phonics and Literacy


For more information on the teaching of phonics and literacy at Byron click here.




A big focus within the EYFS is having a deep understanding of number. We are supporting the children to count, recognise, match number to quantity and order numbers effortlessly. Recognising quantities without counting; known as subitising and automatically recalling number bonds to 5 and then 10, are also steps within our curriclum to enable the children to gain that deeper understanding of number. 


Physical Education

In the EYFS the children access the outside area on a daily basis. This is achieved through 'freeflow' where the children have the opportunity to move freely throughout the FS classrooms, conservatory and outside area.


We start PE lessons in term 5 where the children will be participating in team games, balancing activities and throwing and catching. This is carried out once a week and provides the children with an opportunity to change into their PE kits.

In term 5 please make sure that the children have the correct kit for their lesson and that it is named:

Indoor PE: shorts, t-shirt and bare feet in the hall

Outdoor PE: shorts, t-shirt and trainers (in warm weather) or jogging bottoms, t-shirt, jumper and trainers (in cold weather).

During all PE lessons, children need to have their hair tied back and earrings removed. It is school policy not to tape over earrings, they must be removed by the children themselves or by an adult prior to the children starting school that morning, adults in school cannot help them with this.

Our Unit of Work for Term 1

Who am I?

All about me

We will be thinking about who is in our family and developing the confidence to share names and people in our families. We will be looking at the similarities and differences All of us have different families. We will be talking about the people that we live with. Some of us have brothers and sisters, some of us have a grandparent (or another relation) who is with us at home. Some of us have animals at home who we think of as our family too.


Self Portraits

We will be looking very carefully at our faces. We will decide what colour our skin is, what our hair looks like and where our features are on our face. We will then work on creating a self-portrait to share with our new friends in school.



We will be starting RWI lessons learning how to say the initial Set 1 sounds. We will also be learning how to write the letters accurately using the correct pencil grip and sitting position and the different handwriting phrases. 

Please remember to check your child's contact book every day for information and messages. Each week there will be a sticker in there that tells you what will be happening and what learning will be taking place in the classroom.