Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

Early Years


What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum covers seven areas of learning and development. This includes three Prime Areas and four Specific Areas.

The Prime Areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas of learning. The three Prime Areas of learning and development include:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development


The Specific Areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. The four Specific Areas of learning and development include:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


The EYFS curriculum is delivered to our children through a mix of adult directed activities and child initiated and child led activities. Every child is unique and their individual needs, ideas, interests and learning styles play a core role in the planning for our weekly and daily tasks and activities

The value placed on play in the early years is very high. Children learn best when they are having fun; through carefully thought out and structured play activities. All members of staff in Early Years class are highly skilled in moving the play forward and supporting children’s learning.

Autumn Term
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During your child's first term at school, we will spend a lot of time exploring the new environment and making relationships with new adults and children. We will learn lots about ourselves, how to keep safe, daily routines and how to treat people around us. 

We will celebrate birthdays, Bonfire Night and Christmas. We also prepare a Nativity Play and perform it to the whole school and parents! 

This year, we have planned an extra special Christmas celebration day for the children too...
We are so excited!



Area of Learning Letter for Parents - Autumn 2018

We've had lots of fun so far this year...

Brick laying!


Looking for 3D shapes... 


Firefighter visit! 


Halloween pumpkin investigation... 


Discovering dinosaur bones in the digging patch!


Mark making together during a Funky Fingers session 


Getting some housework done!


Mark making outdoors!


Letter formation in the special sand trays! 


You can see LOTS more of what we get up to by following our Twitter account.
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Useful YouTube Links! 


Jolly Phonics Songs in ORDER! (Letters and Sounds)

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song

Phase 3 tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was.

Alphabet Phonics Song

Alphabet Phonics song with letter names and sounds. Every letter has a name and sound!