The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve


Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage - 2021/22

Foundation Stage Preparation & Transition

What are the expectations of EYFS?

  • We expect Foundation Stage to have lots of fun!
  • We expect Foundation Stage to respect others and be kind to their peers.
  • We expect Foundation Stage to have a positive attitude to their learning and support those around them.
  • We expect children to become more independent as the year progresses - getting dressed by themselves, using the toilet themselves and doing up their own coats.


Foundation Stage Curriculum

What will EYFS be learning this year?

Terms 1 & 2Terms 3 & 4Terms 5 & 6
  • All about me
  • Let's Celebrate
  • Food,  glorious, food
  • What a wonderful world
  • All things wild
  • Child led interests



What does my child need to bring to school each day?

  • Book bag (containing a reading book, reading record and a spare change of clothes if needed)
  • Water bottle (water only!)
  • Coat
  • Weather dependent – hat, scarf, sun cream etc.
  • Lunch box if necessary (remember no NUTS in any form – including Nutella or nut spreads)


Which days will you have PE in EYFS?

We will have PE sessions on Thursday. We will also have outdoor PE sessions as well as free flow into our EYFS outdoor areas.


How can I be part of my child’s learning journey?

  • We will keep you up to date and invite you to contribute to your child’s Online Learning Journal using Tapestry. We encourage you to contribute as often as possible as this will give us a broader view of your child and their interests.
  • There will be opportunities for you to come in to ‘stay and play’ throughout the year. These sessions will allow you to learn and play alongside your child.
  • Please also follow us on Twitter and check out our school website for regular updates.


Foundation Stage Trips

Will my child be going on any trips this year?

There are lots of exciting trips and activities to look forward to and enjoy in EYFS. 


Other useful information about EYFS

  • The children will be entitled to a free school dinner from EYFS up until the end of Year 2.

  • Children will receive a free piece of fruit each day from EYFS up until the end of Year 2.

  • Children will also receive free milk up until their 5th Birthday.


Reception Baseline Assessment 
In the first few weeks of starting school, the EYFS Team will be really getting to know and tuning in to the needs of each of the EYFS children in their care. Each child will have the opportunity to spend time with their teacher, to carry out a Baseline Assessment. This will allow us to discover more about each child and aid us in providing for their individual needs. 
What is it for?
The assessment will provide a snapshot of where pupils are when they arrive at school, establishing a new starting point to measure the progress they have made by the end of year 6.