Early Years

Information for Parents

Early Years Foundation Stage includes Green Shoots, Kindergarten and Reception.

Autumn Term 2018

A very warm welcome back to the start of a brand new academic year. We hope that you have all had a lovely Summer. Welcome also to those of you who join us for the very first time.

This term is full of lots of learning and fun activities for the children to engage in. Green Shoots will be exploring the topics ‘All about me’ in the first half term and then ‘Where am I’ in the second half term. Kindergarten will be looking at the topic ‘Ourselves’,and finally Reception will be stepping into the land of food with their topic ‘Yum Yum’ which even includes a trip to the bakery and a teddy bear’s picnic.

There is a curriculum jigsaw and letter for Green Shoots, Kindergarten. Weekly ‘What’s On’ sheets will continue to be posted below, on Mondays; these may help if the response from your offspring to the question ‘What did you do at school today?’ is ‘Nothing!’
Also, please do not forget to follow us on Twitter (@RSMLowerSchool) and like us on Facebook, where we post photos on a day to day basis to give you a little insight into what goes on behind the closed doors of the classrooms.
Please do not hesitate to pop in to chat if you require any further information.


What if my child becomes ill in Green Shoots, Kindergarten and Reception?
If your child becomes ill a member of the office staff will call you to explain what has happened and to ask you to come and collect your child as soon as possible. It may be necessary to keep your child in a quiet place away from the other children to prevent the spread of viruses. Our quiet places tend to be in the office. A member of staff will stay with your child until you are able to arrive. The school does follow exclusion guidelines from the health protection agency. These guidelines are placed on the notice board and apply to illnesses that are infectious.
Thank you for your co-operation.


What to expect, when?
A Guide to your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Click here to download A Parent’s guide

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When my children get up in the morning, they want to go to school. I never had that at their last school.


Throughout the school, all pupils are confident, articulate and emotionally mature for their age.

ISI Inspection Report Dec 2015

Children’s learning and skills acquisitions are enhanced by the adults’ interacting, warm, positive and caring ways.