Reception & Nursery 2021 - 2022

Mr O'Connor


Palace Fields Early Years Foundation Stage

At Palace Fields EYFS children have fun learning in a safe and secure environment and to the best of our individual abilities. We aim to provide all our children with a broad range of experiences and opportunities that are relevant to them, tailored to their needs and inspire a lifelong love of learning. We achieve this through a balance of adult direct class/group teaching and play based learning. We capitalise on the children’s interests, plan interesting topics and themes, and allow for extended periods in the indoor and outdoor continuous provision. We plan for appropriate challenge for all children; enabling them to learn at a level of depth.  

Please find our termly and whole year planning in theFiles to Download section below.

Please also take a look at our ‘Parent Information’ , 'Nursery' and 'Gallery’ pages using the tabs above the EYFS 2020-2021 heading. 


Reading-Please read with your child every night and bring book bags into school every day 
Reading in school will take place with our specialist-trained reading assistant. For more information on how you can support your child's reading at home, please see the following link: 

Homework for Reception is set on Fridays and due in the following Wednesday

Homework Quests - Set termly and handed in on the due date to be shared with the rest of the class. Please see this terms Quest in ‘Files to Download’ below. 

P.E lessons take place weekly (Reception Class), please ensure P.E kits are in school on a Monday.

Snack: Free fruit and milk is provided daily for all the children. You can pay an additional £1.00 per week for school snack, please speak to a member of the team in class. Your child is also welcome to bring in their own healthy snack if preferred. 

Family Friday's: Parents, carers, friends and family are normally welcome to stay on advertised Friday's until 09:30am to engage with weekly activities and events such as baking, arts and crafts, phonics play etc. However, due to the current situation we are unable to invite parents in to school. We will begin running Family Fridays as soon as we can. 

Star of the week: Each week, we will select two children from class that we believe have shown great effort in their learning and have been displaying our school values. Certificates will be awarded each Friday during Celebration Assembly  

Our Scvhool Values are;

A – Ambition
C – Creativity
O - Ownership
R – Resilience
N – Nurture

See here for more information - Vision-and-values

Files to Download

Student Login