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Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage

In Early Years, learning takes places both inside and outside. The children have lots of opportunities to learn through play, exploring and developing learning experiences, which help them make sense of the world. They become independent learners who think creatively as they investigate and solve problems.


At Haimo we use the 'Letters and Sounds' programme to teach phonics.
In the Nursery, children start Phase 1, which concentrates on developing speaking and listening skills.


In Reception, phonics becomes a big part of everyday life. The children work on Phase 2, 3 and 4 throughout the year.


In Phase 2, children begin to learn the sounds that letters make (phonemes). Phase 3 introduces the remaining, more difficult and less commonly used phonemes. Phase 4 provides many opportunities to consolidate and refine phonic knowledge, while introducing more spelling patterns, tricky words and increasing children's vocabulary. 

Below are some 'helping- at home'websites that you may find useful.


The Early Years Classrooms

Reception 1
Reception 1
Reception 2
Reception 2

Parental Engagement 

Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting their child’s learning. We are very passionate about involving parents and carers in our activity days, trips and everyday learning.