Early Years

We are completing daily challenges in Early Years in order to receive a special award.  Please read our blog 'Spreading the Happiness' to see what we have been doing.

We are developing a bank of resources to show parents how certain things are taught at school. We hope you find these useful in supporting your child with their homework, and to broaden your understanding of the techniques your child is experiencing at school.

Below is a list of files for download in PDF format.

Available downloads: These resources will be available soon

Nursery Handbook
Reception Handbook
Assessment in Reception
Expected Levels for Reception
How to hold a Pencil Left Hand
How to hold a Pencil Right Hand
Reception High Frequency Words (HFW)
Early Stages of Reading
Tips for Developing Blending
Tips for Adults when Reading with a Young Child
How we Teach Letter Formation for Lower case Letters 
Lower Case Letter Formation
Capital Letter Formation


‘Thankyou for all those who came to the Early Years Phonics Workshop. We hope you found it useful. Please find below all the resources shared with you in your phonics pack and also links to the youtube videos. Please come and talk to us if there is anything you are unsure of or if you have any questions. Thankyou very much. The Early Years Team’

Phonics Technical Words
Letter Writing Worksheet
Phase 1 – voice sound posters
Phase 2 & 3 – sound word mat precursive
Phase 2 – high frequency word mat precursive
Phase 3 – high frequency word mat precursive
Phase 1 – odd one out – rhyming cards
Phase 2 – I spy with my little eye


These are the youtube links I referred to:

PRONOUNCIATION OF SOUNDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

BLENDING SOUNDS FOR READING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsqEGq7VSF4

SEGMENTING SOUNDS FOR SPELLING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSafwbjJbHI