Birchwood Grove CP School




Early Years

Please take a look at our video showing what life is like in our wonderful Early Years unit. 

Day in the life of Early Years 

Our new Reception children have had a fantastic start to school. They have had lots of fun making new friends and exploring their indoor and outdoor learning environment. We have been learning how to be good listeners and how to be good friends by sharing and taking turns. We have used the wonderful book, 'The Colour Monster', to begin to explore the range of different feelings we all experience and learn the range of vocabulary in order to label these feelings. We have learnt about different ways of regulating our feelings; such as deep breathing, exercise and taking ourself to a quiet space. 

Throughout the autumn term we will use quality texts in our daily story time to introduce the children to our school values of respect, resilience, creativity, collaboration and independence. 

Belonging and Diversity

After half term the children will begin to understand the concepts of belonging and diversity by talking about themselves and their families; their likes and dislikes, who is in their family and the special times they celebrate together. As part of the whole school history focus this term, our Reception children will look at photographs of themselves as babies and compare the things they have learnt to do now that they couldn't do when they were a baby. They will also compare the toys they play with now to their baby toys and the toys that their parents and grandparents would have played with!


Autumn Term 2022

Learning at home

- Weekly tricky words for your child to learn to read. 

- Daily reading of the book bag book.

- Please hear your child read and read to your child as often as possible. Regular reading practise is the best way to accelerate reading progress.

Parent Workshops

 '6 Weeks In' Meeting - 18th October 9am - 10am 

Phonics & Maths Workshop - 3rd November 2pm - 3pm 


Help at home - Phonics        

Click here to see the Read Write Inc phonics workshop information. This includes videos for pronunciation and teaching videos from Read Write Inc.

Read Write inc Green words:  Green words set 1, Green Words Set 2, Green Words Set 3, Green Words Set 4, Green Words Set 5, Green Words Set 6, Green Words Set 7, Green Words Set 8

Click here for the Red Words


Oak Academy lessons for Early Years 


Numberblocks at home Resources to accompany the CBeebies Numberblocks series, designed for parents to use at home with children