About the EYFS

Welcome to Tatams Class, named after the beautiful beach in Portscatho. Our newly structured class now comprises both Nursery and Reception, the Early Years Foundation Stage. My name is Mrs Emily Rushe, the Class Teacher. I am supported by the Class Teaching Assistant, Mrs Frances Grant.

We are proud to be part of The Roseland Multi Academy Trust and uphold its Mission, Vision and Values in our setting.

Mission: The Roseland Trust provides outstanding education for our communities, where everyone succeeds.

Vision: To inspire a love of learning within environments that are happy, respectful and challenging, where everyone feels valued and able to reach their full potential.

Values: Kindness, Ambition, Responsibility.

We also follow Gerrans Very Golden Values each and every day:

We are Gentle and Kind

We  Encourage each other

We Respect others and property

We are Resilient learners

We are Always truthful and trustworthy

We are a Nurturing environment 

We are Supersonic


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework is a government document that all schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers in England must follow. It sets the standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. The standards ensure your child will learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

The EYFS framework outlines seven areas of learning and development and educational programmes.

There are three prime areas of learning, which are particularly important for your child’s development and future learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

There are four specific areas of learning, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The EYFS framework identifies the essential role of play in your child’s development. It is through both child-led play and play guided by an adult that your child will develop confidence and relationships with others. Through play, staff will help your child to extend their vocabulary and develop their communication skills.

The EYFS framework identifies three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically


A greater focus on teaching specific skills will occur as your child progresses through their reception year, which will help them to prepare for year one.

We spend a lot of time outdoors, so suitable clothing and footwear are essential. 

 What your child needs to have in school each day:

  • A water bottle
  • A pair of wellies
  • A waterproof coat
  • A full change of clothes including socks
  • A PE kit (Reception only)
  • A book bag (Reception only)

Please can I emphasise how important it is that everything is clearly named.

 I look forward to a great year ahead!