Wales and Ireland – 4+

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and it is with great pleasure that we welcome your children into the 4+.

The children will be learning through play through each of the different areas, it nurtures their development, encourages communication skills and encourages them to solve simple problems. Children can be spontaneous and encourage them to be independent learners.

Class List



Adam, Roxanne, Michael, Anabelle, Tyren, Marshall, Jessica, Haris, Eloise-Savannah, Oscar, Betsy, Buddy, Bradley, Ben, Jude, Andra-Maria, Teal, Louie, Amari-Mai, Alyssa-Grace, Brandon, Ewan, Ralphie, Leo, Vindhya Shrey, Iesha, Plamena, Sophie and Gabrielle.

Eliza, Roisin, Mason, Travis, Loris, Oscar, Chloe, Raniyah, Daisy-Mae, Isla, Scarlett-An, Ashford, Gabriella, Zac, Jayden, Annabel, Lewis, Lovelle, Maciej, Frankie, Arianna, Zara, Travis, Noah, Harry, Dylan, Cerys, Victor, Yaseen and Penny.



Phonics –
We are going to cover phase 3 phonics Letters and Sounds with your children, here is a list of the order that we will look at them.

group 6 j, v, w, x,
group7 y, z, zz, qu
group 8 ch, sh th ng
group 9 ai ee igh oa
group 10 oo ar or ur ow
group 11 oi ear air ure er

Why don’t you make words using the phonemes above? Why don’t you have them on your fridge and read them when you go past?

This is a helpful video to encourage children how to hold a pencil in tripod grip – Teach Handwriting

Show and Tell

Every Friday the children will have the opportunity to bring something relating to the topic ‘Around the World.’ They are encouraged to share and talk about their object to the class. This helps them to strengthen children’s communication skills and help them to feel comfortable talking to their peers. They will begin to use descriptive words, full sentence, thoughts and emotions.

Every Friday the children have the opportunity to share something from home to encourage speaking and listening skills. The list of items to bring in to share with others are as follows –
20th April- Jack and the Beanstalk- Growing, could bring in flowers or pictures of things you have grown at home
27th April- The gingerbread man- bring your favourite cake or biscuit in to show us and talk about how they are made
4th May- Little Red Hen- show us a picture of your favourite farm animal and tell us why it is your favourite
11th May- The Enormous Turnip- bring in something enormous!
18th May- Three Little Pigs- bring in a textured material to discuss how it feels/what it is used for
25th May- Three Billy Goats Gruff- Make a troll mask and show us!



Don’t forget to upload your photos and observations of children’s learning as you may win our £10 WH Smith voucher. Every time an observation is completed and uploaded your child’s name goes into the raffle. Mr Smith will pull out a name to win the voucher.

Well done Louie for having the most observations of learning at home for Wales and Chloe for Ireland class.

Well done Eliza in Ireland for winning Spring’s voucher. You never know who will win the voucher for the Summer Term. Who is going to win for the Summer term?? You have to be in it to win it!!

Children will have the opportunity to go go swimming in the 2nd half term of Summer term. More information to follow.

Helpful websites the children can use at home to extend their learning –

Teach your monster to read

Education City

Oxford Owl

Top Marks


Phonics Play


4+ new topic for next term will be Fairy tales and Superheroes and we are holding our ‘Stunning Start’ on Friday 20th April. This is to introduce our new topic and we would love them to celebrate by dressing up as a knight, a princess or a character from a fairy tale! During the day the children will be taking part in fun and creative activities.

Throughout the term we will be reading our favourite stories and discussing them in more detail. The children will have opportunities

– to act out their favourite story,

– design their own fairy tale creatures.

– An ending to my favourite fairy tale story.

– Labelling pictures

-Writing a list of characters and props

– They will be creating character profiles on the characters in the Fairy tale stories.

– They will be retelling stories in the correct sequence.

– Exploring and experimenting with sounds and words by writing simple sentences.

– We will be practising playing in our role-plays with other children, understanding that we play in ways which respect each other, and listen to each other’s ideas.

– Exploring emotions and feelings in stories and empathising with characters.

Light and Dark
This term we are learning about light and dark, they will have the opportunity to explore light sources, experimenting with shadows, and investigating what we can see in the dark. Our weekly books will link into the topic and these will include – Owl Babies, Can’t You Sleep Little Bear, Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, Oscr and the Moth, I want my Light On! Nativity Story and Father Christmas.

Here’s what you can do at home,
You can look at books about light and dark, or experiment with torches, shadows or build a dark den or learn about nocturnal animals, here is a useful website you can visit to support your child’s learning –

Exploring light sources Science clips

Snack and Water Bottle

Your child will need a healthy snack and named water bottle every day.

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Please ensure that your child has the correct named kit kept in school. The school policy states children are not allowed to wear earrings during P.E. and should either be removed before attending school or alternatively your child can remove it themselves before the lesson. If your child decides to do this they are responsible for their items and no responsibility will be held by the adults if anything goes missing.


Your child will be given a reading book and a record to bring home. He/she will get the opportunity to change their reading book twice a week on a Monday and Thursday. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record any comments in the reading record. We really encourage reading at home and reading for 10 minutes daily is the fastest way to help your child progress.


We have lots of exciting activities planned for the children and can’t wait to get started. We aim to make your time memorable, exciting and fun.

Mrs. Baldwin, Miss Baker, Mrs Hubbock, Mrs.Cowley and Miss Scott

Sept 17 Staff


EYFS Curriculum Overview All Around the World 2018


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#ArdleyHill. Ireland

Thanks for your continuing support.

Curriculum Overview for EYFS