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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 
Mr Hunt
Mrs Strachan 
Mrs Leach 
Mrs Howe


Preparing for Nursery

Please read about preparing your child for Nursery here

Early Years Information

EYFS route planner

EYFS Brochure 


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 Skills Festival

Reception thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to go to Durham University to further develop their physical skills. We experienced eight different stations which included parachute games, hurdling, relay, ball skills, balancing and negotiating space. The children also learnt how to keep their bodies healthy.          



Holy Week

To mark a very special week in the liturgical calendar we retold the stories from Holy Week and enabled the children to experience this through drama, art, meditation, song and prayer.



Tees Valley Music

Thank you to Tees Valley Music for a two week programme to help enhance our musical skills through listening to rhyme, counting beats, exploring many instruments and creating a great Early Years percussion.


World Book Day and Storytelling
To celebrate World Book Day, the children came as their favourite characters from their chosen stories. We had a great day listening to stories! The children enjoyed being authors and illustrators. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Chris Connaughton into our school.


Super Hero Day/ E Safety Day
As part of our Super Hero topic the children enjoyed dressing up as thier favourite charachter and learnt how to saty safe whilst using the internet.



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