Sidegate Primary School

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Reception (EYFS)

Welcome to Reception (EYFS)


At Sidegate we follow the statutory Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework for pupils in the Reception Year. We aim to provide a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment where children learn through play and develop to their full potential. Through communication and interaction with parents, staff ensure that learning is personalised to each pupil. A  wide range of learning opportunities help pupils to work towards achieving the Framework’s Early Learning Goals.



Class Teachers

Class Teachers 1 Mrs Johnson - Honey Bears Class Teacher
Class Teachers 2 Mrs Sergeant - Honey Bears Class Teacher
Class Teachers 3 Mrs Page - Polar Bears Class Teacher
Class Teachers 4 Mrs Springfield - Grizzly Bears Class Teacher
Class Teachers 5 Mrs Foster - Grizzly Bears Class Teacher

14th November 2018 - Lovely to meet so many of you at Parent's Evening.  If you haven't already signed up, please sign up to see your child's class teacher.


We are finding out about the celebration of light called Diwali.  This week we have heard the story of Rama and Sita.  The children have created Diva Lamps out of clay.   The phonemes this week have been ff (digraph - two letters one sound), h, b and f.  If you are unsure how to pronounce a sound ask a member of staff or click on this link   Thank you for continuing to support homework and the Interactive Learning Diary, we enjoy finding out about your activities with the children.


Please spend 5 minutes every day with your child reading and reviewing the phonemes we have learnt.

3rd October 2018 Phonic Share - It was lovely to see so many of you at our first Learning Share of the year.  We hope that you enjoyed learning alongside your child and have been given some ideas to support learning at home.  The presentation shared by Mrs Johnson has been uploaded to this website so that you are able to read it at your leisure.  New ILD letters have been printed so please make sure that you have signed up for this fantastic way of sharing the learning and fostering an outstanding school partnership between families and school.  Take a look at the photographs from the share which are published below.





Phonic Share October 2018

Home Learning Expectations and Information


Your child has been given a reading book, Reading/Home Challenge Book and a Phonic Book.  Please ensure they come in to school everyday.  

  • Reading books will be changed once a week.
  • Please hear your child read for 5 minutes every day.
  • Homework will be marked once a week on a Wednesday and new homework will be sent home on a Wednesday. 
  • Phonic Books will come home every day.  Please share the sound with your child.  Remember they are the experts and will support you with the correct pronunciation.

EYFS Autumn 2018 newsletter

Sidegate Primary School - Welcome to our new school website which is currently under construction! Sign up to school tours for EYFS intake 2019/20 and in-year admissions 2018/19 on our Admissions tab.