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St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

Early Years

Welcome to Early Years

In EYFS, the most important thing is that we all feel secure, happy and loved. We learn to care for each other and keep everyone safe, having lots of fun in the process of exploring and learning through play.


The Early Years Team

Miss Ansboro – EY Leader & Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Woodier - Nursery Class Teacher
Mrs McNulty 
Mrs Strachan 
Mrs Leach 
Mrs Williamson-Howe
Miss  Sherwood
Miss  Head


Preparing for Nursery

Please read about preparing your child for Nursery here

Early Years Information

EYFS route planner

EYFS Brochure 


Spring Term
Early Years are having a fantastic time learning about space as part of our spring term topic ‘Out of this World!’ We have explored the planets in our solar system and created our own aliens. The children can’t wait to start finding out about dinosaurs next!!



What to expect, when?
Please follow the link to find guidance to your child's learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The document includes information about your child's next steps and ideas of how you can support them in each area of learning.
What to expect, when?


Some useful websites

Letters and sounds is a great website for phonics games and extra information about phonics Letters and sounds

Phonics play is another fun website full of interactive phonics games Phonics Play

Teach Handwriting is an excellent website with practise worksheets and video clips demonstrating how to form letters using the pre cursive script Teach Handwriting         

Parent Observations in Early Years

In Early Years, we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements – whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you about the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a ‘well-rounded’ picture of who your child really is.

Parental Observation letter

Star Moment sheet

Me, My Family & World

Early Years Sports Festival
Reception class had a very energetic morning of PE with Sporty Bear After practising our ball skills, playing parachute games, running relay races and balancing we were all ready for our lunch!

We were all sporting superstars!!




Story Telling
Nursery and Reception were absolutely mesmerised by our fantastic visiting story teller, Chris Connaughton. We had a wonderful time listening to and joining with the story of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker.’ Miss Ansboro and Mrs Woodier were so impressed with how well we listened to the story.     


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Early Years team.