FS2 - Emerald

Dear parents, carers and children,


Happy new year and welcome back to another new and exciting term in Reception!

We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. We would like to thank you for the very kind gifts and cards.


This term we will be using the Mr Men and Little Miss stories to help us with our learning. Please read the parent letter and topic web attached below for more information.


Many thanks,



Miss Horton and the EYFS Team smiley

Meet the Team!

Forest Crowns

We went into the Sensory Garden to explore the leaves and collect them to make forest crowns.

Dinosaur Maths

The children worked hard to put the numbers in order and match the correct amount of conkers to the number.


The children set up a dinosaur land in one of the tuff trays using sand, logs and artificial grass. They then had lots of fun making dinosaur stories .

Running Track

When I grow up I want to be . . . 


During the children's play they started to talk about what they wanted to be when they grow up.  

If you go down to the woods today . . .

The children had a picnic in the Sensory Garden with their teddy bears. The children made chocolate caterpillar cakes to munch on with their cuddly friends. It was so much fun!

The Importance of Play

‘Play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children's development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous although some children may need extra help from adults.’

Early Years Matters


Play is a crucial part of children’s development. They can learn so much through quality play. It may seem like they are ‘only playing’ but to them they are making sense of the world around them and learning and developing new skills. Therefore, it is important that they have a number of opportunities throughout their day to engage in play.


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