Our Curriculum

Reception have burst back into the classroom with fantastic energy and are ready to take on new learning!

In Phonics, we have continued to look at Phase 3 digraphs, while embedding our previously taught sounds. Children have been introduced to lots of new tricky words this term too, and have become great at spotting these in sentences. The children were all excited about our parent event with the special men in our lives, including dads, grandads, brothers and teachers at Eastfield. It was lovely to see so many Eastfield families sharing stories, creating comic strips and making their own story books! The children have been asking for anothe event soon, so please look out on Tapestry for our next event.

In our writing we have been looking at non-fiction and how we can share information.  Last term the children collaborated on their posters, advising the public on how to look after our oceans, as well as writing poems about the sea creatures they met at the Sea Life Centre.  This term the children have been making lift-the-flap maps, to share information about what they have learnt about different continents around the world.

In maths, we have continued our understanding of number, focusing now on the number ten, teen numbers and beyond. We have been looking at different representations, positioning on a number line and number bonds for these numbers. Children have been using their knowledge of number to solve problems and have become keen maths teachers themselves. After learning about each number they will be showcasing their knowledge by creating their own maths board games and a teen number booklet to share with their peers! During the term the children will look at numerical patterns within our number system, where they have used their previous knowledge of number bonds to work out how to halve, share and double. This has been introduced to them by a special maths session with Mr Ellis!

For our last topic ‘Plastic Planet’, we ventured into the world’s oceans, learning about each one and which animals live there. Our trip to the Sea Life Centre gave the children opportunities to get up, close and personal with some of their favourite sea creatures too. During the topic we have been exploring pollution and recycling. The children have been learning about how to keep sea creatures safe, and how to look after our planet. Severn Trent are visiting Eastfield soon to help the children investigate this further. Alongside this we have been learning about important people involved in looking after our planet; such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg.

In our current topic ‘Humid Planet’, we have gone off to explore a range of countries and continents around the world! Africa, India and our world’s rainforests have become areas of interest. The children have started to draw comparisons and find differences between these places and our own home. We are fully immersing ourselves in the diverse cultures with experiences including: African drumming, Indian cooking and a South American animal encounter! Log into Tapestry to see photos of the children celebrating these cultures.

Below are some of the books we have been sharing around both topics which you may wish to borrow from the library to share at home too. Some of these are mathematical books, looking at the number 10 and spatial reasoning. The children have loved creating their own animals using a tangram puzzle. We have put a template for this on Tapestry if you would like to create one at home.


In our EYFS we celebrate what makes each of us special and unique. As a class we have been looking at a range of stories and people, who have taught us about how amazing our diverse world is and how everyone should be included and treated with equality and kindness.

Below are a range of stories that we will be sharing. You may want to purchase these to look at with your children at home or there are also videos of people reading these on YouTube. Our local library also stock a great range of books for these themes. If you know any other stories like this please share them with us too.

Wow Work 2022-2023

Below you will find a showcase of the brilliant creations your children have been making during their time in continuours provision. This is the time where they can follow their own interests and apply what they have learnt in ways that they have chosen in their play.