Welcome to Our Early Years Class Page

Finally we are all returning to school! We can not wait to see all the children in their brand new uniforms. There will be some very proud parents, your child`s first day of school is a very memorable day!

Many children will be very excited about the first day of term, but we appreciate  some children and parents will be feeling a little anxious, so please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. 


All the staff in the EYFS team eagerly anticipate the start of a new academic school year. We have many exciting topics and events planned for the year ahead!

The EYFS Team......

Mrs. Fozzard- EYFS lead & Beech class teacher

Mrs. Lockett - Acorn class teacher

Miss Widdup - EYFS practitioner

Mrs Priestly - EYFS practitioner

Mrs Mc Laughlan - EYFS practitioner

Also we welcome …

Mrs Longden and Mrs Stephenson who will work in Beech class when Mrs Fozzard has PPA and management time, and Mrs Green who will work in acorn class when Mrs Lockett has PPA.

Below you will find useful information, ideas and class news........so watch this space!

Together in prayer


Please follow the link below to access the new starter booklet for parents. This booklet is full of useful information regarding your child`s education in  EYFS at St Joseph`s. 

Foundation stage booklet for new starters with footer.doc

This term we will be completing a range of activities linked to the following texts. 

 We will learn about our emotions and feelings, reading the story; 'My Many Colored Days,'  and 'The  Colour Monster.'

We will  learn about good hand hygiene. Finding out why it is important to wash our hands!

We learn all about ourselves and the world.

We will learn about the importance of friendship.

We now have access to the Power Maths text books and work books for your child's year group. You can access a range of materials by following the link below.


Beech Class will be starting on Book A


Get Active!

Zumba kids on youtube - https://youtu.be/ymigWt5TOV8

The Gov.uk website has published details of approved apps for parents to engage young children in learning at home.  They recommend 6 apps published  on the Hungary Little Minds website. To find out more follow the link below. 


WOW Moments!

Check out all the fantastic work completed in EYFS.

Each week we will add photographs of the good work completed in Acorn and Beech class.......so watch this space!

We think we are fantastic but Ofsted thought so too!

Ofsted January 2019 found Early years to be GOOD

"Adults have built trusting relationships with children and their families. They have established a nurturing atmosphere in which children are well looked after. Staff compliment this with clear routines and high expectations of the children`s behaviour. As a result children cooperate well with each other and their behaviour is good."

"The quality of teaching in the early years is now effective."

"The children make strong progress."

"The early years leaders have identified priorities for  improvement and have acted quickly to address these areas."

"Children find activities on offer enticing, because of this, they remain focused for extended periods of time."

We value your support: Tips and useful information for parents and carers


 Useful links to find out more information about Early Years Foundation Stage




  Continuing learning at home

  • Visit the cbeebies web page, there are numerous shows and activities linked to our themes. 
  • Read every night with your child, it really will make a difference!
  • Practice high frequency word spellings daily.
  • Practice speed sounds daily. 
  • Calderdale.50thingstodo.org. This site has 50 activities to complete with your child from birth to 5.