EYFS – Gosling Class

Class Information

Class Teacher: Miss Ward

Year Group Teaching Assistants: Mrs. C Buckley, Mrs. A Harrison, Mrs. E Burns and Mrs. N Medhurst

To view our EYFS Statement, please visit our curriculum page here.

Welcome to Gosling Class in EYFS

In EYFS we work from EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) documentation, which is a statutory curriculum for all children in England and sets out clear standards for the learning, development and care of your child.

Miss Ward teaches Gosling class, supported by a strong team of experienced teaching assistants.

In EYFS, the day consists of both child-initiated and adult-led learning. Your child will spend time every day accessing the environment both inside and outside. They will join in whole class and group learning activities, in addition to adult-directed tasks.

Much of the learning comes from the children and their interests, which ensures our children are excited and motivated to learn. Through careful questioning and observations, our staff ensure children are challenged and develop a love of school and of learning. Children enjoy showing us what they can do and are quick to celebrate success. We model resilience, encouraging children to take risks and accept new challenges using a play-based approach.

In EYFS, we follow the phonics programme Little Wandle and the accompanying reading scheme. Phonics is taught every day. The children learn to blend the sounds they have learnt together to read simple words, therefore, beginning their reading journey.


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually see the structure of the day ahead.

Gosling Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

Here at Cliffe Woods Primary, we produce a year group newsletter every other term, communicating the key topics that will be covered, these can be found below.

More Information about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages. 

Autumn EditionEYFS Autumn Newsletter
Spring Edition
Summer Edition

Useful Parent Resources for EYFS

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.