Eynesbury Church of England Primary School

Eynesbury Church of England Primary School

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Inkpen Class

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage at Eynesbury is a two class unit.  We have a Pre-School Class called Carle,  and a Reception Class called Inkpen. 

Our classes work in partnership to ensure that we have a shared vision, joint pedagogy, and a progressive curriculum. This is planned together to ensure that our children experience a broad and balanced learning journey combined with opportunities to initiate their own learning and lines of enquiry. 


Parent Partnership 

We pride ourselves on our positive relationships with parents. In Pre-School we undertake home visits, and have a bespoke offer for hours. In Reception we offer a series of workshops and information sessions to ensure parents and carers can be fully informed and included in their child's educational experience. These sessions include subjects such as Phonics, Reading and Maths. Each year parents are offered the opportunity to suggest workshops they would like to be included. 



Welcome to the Inkpen Class Page! 


In our Reception Class we all work together to provide a positive, caring, safe and stimulating environment for the children. Our approach incorporates all learning styles through activity based topics following children's interests. We continue to support our children to be active learners, exploring the world through a range of indoor and outdoor experiences. 


We are fortunate to share a stimulating outdoor learning environment with our Pre-School class. This means we have access to a wonderful woodland area. We are influenced by 'forest school' thinking , supporting the children to 'go on adventures' take risks and develop an appreciation of the natural world through physical and sensory exploration.  We are also lucky to have our very own outside space and veranda area, to create a free flow environment for children to choose to do their learning indoors or out. Our outdoor area includes water play, sand tray, climbing equipment, maths and mark making hubs, a stage area and two mud kitchens! We have quiet places too, where children can find a space to immerse themselves in their learning and ideas. 




The Inkpen Class Team 

Mrs Cummings is the Class Teacher, supported by Mrs Penny-Meech.


Tapestry for Inkpen Class 

All children in Reception have their learning experiences recorded on 'Tapestry,' an online learning journal. When staff complete an observation on a child, it is then uploaded to their journal, often with photos or videos for parents and children to enjoy. Parents receive a notification on their phone or by email and they can then comment on their child's achievement. We also encourage parents to add photos and descriptions of exciting events that have happened at home which help us to work together to create an amazing diary of your child's time in Reception. 


We use Tapestry to send useful links, ideas, challenges and videos for home learning too. 


Reading in Inkpen Class 

In Reception, the children build on their phonic knowledge, learning to blend sounds together to read words. This year we have adopted a new phonics scheme called Essential Letters and Sounds.  Children are given a Reading Diary and a reading book, to take home. This is directly related to their phonic knowledge to enable them to reinforce what they are learning in school. The children will also be able to choose a 'reading for pleasure' book to share at home. Please complete their reading diary to show that you have read at home. 


Reading is free, fun and forever! 

Please read a variety of books as much as you can with your child at home, to show what a pleasurable experience reading can be. Reading is a skill for life. Reading at home can include reading poetry, nursery rhymes, information books, recipe books and birthday cards too!


We have lots of library books for you to take home, the basket is at the Reception classroom door every day and you are free to borrow as many books as you wish.  We love to hear all about what you and your child enjoy reading at home, so please record any special stories or library books you share in their reading diary.


This is useful link to an online e -library if your child is absent from school, or if you need something new to read.


St. Neots Library is a fabulous free resource and very child friendly. We will be visiting later this year but if you haven't been before it is really worth a visit.


The School Day 

Your child needs to bring with them each day:

A named water bottle

Their Reading Diary and reading books

On hot days they will need a sun hat and sun-cream, applied before school



P.E is every Wednesday and Thursday with our Primary Sports Star, Mr Goddard and Miss Charlotte. Please ensure your child comes to school in outdoor P.E kit on those days, with long hair tied back.

PE kit:

They will need a plain white T-shirt and a pair of navy or black shorts/joggers/leggings.

They will also need plimsolls or trainers. 

No laces unless they can tie them, please! 

Please make sure you remove your child's earrings on PE days or they will NOT be able to take part in our P.E session.

Long hair must be tied back at all times please. 


Thank you. 


If you have any queries about your child, or information to pass on to us, we are available at the beginning and end of each day for a brief word. If you need to speak to us in private, or for longer, we can book a time to meet. Alternatively, you can email us at Remember, if you are reporting an absence, you must contact the office.


Learning in the EYFS. 




















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