Welcome to the

Foundation Stage



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

Mrs Z. Darley - Class Teacher - FS2D

Mrs F. Baptie - Class Teacher - FS2B


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 - FS2B

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:

Tuesday 7th March- Parents Evening

Thursday 9th March- Parents Evening

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 4 and 5

How do things grow?

All living things grow and as we get older we grow and change. During this term we will be looking at and finding out about lots of things that grow. We will learn about changes that happen very quickly and others that take much longer. We will also be looking at Healthy Living and the importance of eating 5 fresh fruit and vegetables a day and what makes a healthy lunchbox.

We are extremely excited as this term we are also going to be have the living eggs experience, where the children will get a hands on experience, watching chicks hatch. We will also be looking at some non-fiction texts which will explain the life cycle of a chicken. 

Here are some exciting books to help with our topic:

- The Runaway Pancake

- Handa's Surprise

- The very hungry caterpillar

- Jack and the Beanstalk

- The Enormous Turnip


Understanding the world and Expressive Art and Design

Over the two terms, children will have the opportunity to find out about different cultures and communities, looking at different foods from other countries. They will also be using their construction and science skills to create nests for eggs to keep them safe.



We have made fantastic progress in RWI and we are going to continue to use our knowledge and skills to write about our topic using simple words and phrases with increased stamina and accuracy.

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.