Cowick C of E Primary School

Cowick C of E Primary School

Together we shine as one

Snaith Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 9DG



 Welcome to Earth Class our Foundation Stage - Nursery and Reception Children

The Foundation team are:

Mrs. Bagguley - Class Teacher and Deputy Head

Mrs. Daniel - Nursery Nurse

 Mrs. Grantham - Nursery Assistant


Welcome to our class page. Here you will find lots of information about our class. 

All children have been sent a Class Dojo log in and this is an online portal where we ask you to share all of the wonderful and exciting play, learning and fun from home. 

Here is our Long term plan of topics.


Long Term Plan 2023-24


Knowledge Organiser

A Knowledge Organiser  displays an array of information, vocabulary, facts, diagrams, maps and pictures which children need to know about the forthcoming topic in their class. 

Here are our knowledge organisers for this academic year. 

Autumn 1 - Wonderful Me

Autumn 2 - Lets Celebrate

Spring 1 - Who Likes the Dark?

Spring 2 - Down at the Bottom of the Garden

Summer 1 - A Ticket To Ride

Summer 2 - Pirates. Seaside and All At Sea.


There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures

The documents below supports the teaching of Maths and explains more about Maths Mastery.

Maths Mastery in Reception

Maths Talk and Learn Alive in 5.


P.E. days will be on a Wednesday morning  and a Friday afternoon.  Please can children come to school dressed in their PE kits on these days.


Phonic sheets will come home each  after we have learnt a new sound in school. Reading books will be sent home once children are ready for them, please try to read with your child as many times as is possible.


Please find below a Powerpoint containing information about our phonics scheme - Read Write Inc.



For information on the pronunciation of sounds please click here


For more information please visit the website
For more information please visit the website

Here is more information about Read Write Inc and reading 

Important information

Start and End of the school day

Nursery - School’s start time: 8:45. 

Drop off and collection point Earth Class gate


Reception - School day starts at 8:50 and will be collected from the main playground.

Hometime - 3:30 and children will be collected from Earth Class gate.


What I need to take

Book Bag - the small book bags fit into our school trays, this is big enough for any homework books, letters or pictures that are made at school

Coat - named

Water bottle - named

Wellies in Winter

Sun hat in Summer

A spare set of underwear, socks and skirt/trousers to be kept at school in case of accidents.




Packed lunch in a small bag



 Our exciting curriculum is built around seven areas of learning taken from the 'Development Matters' framework.


The children are given opportunities to learn through their play, indoor and outdoor in a structured environment designed to meet their needs.


There are 7 areas of learning; 3 Prime and 4 Specific.

The children begin to learn through the prime areas which are PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) CL (Communication and Language) and PD (Physical Development)

progressing to Specific areas - Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design.

Earth Class is a mixed class of Nursery and Reception. We set up the classroom to stimulate all ages and as the year progresses, so do the activities and the challenges we set for them. Each half term we introduce a new topic, however, the child's interests are where we get the best results and we let the children take us in the direction they want to go. This helps us give the children both new experiences and to also draw on familiar experiences, allowing us to teach new skills and build on existing skills to develop each child's potential in all areas of learning.

We are excited to be delivering the Read Write Inc phonics programme which is proving to be very popular with the children and is thorough, fast paced, hands-on learning with excellent results.


The children can have a drink at any time in Earth Class; please send in a named drinks bottle each day.


We share our topics and any special events we are planning and  activity ideas you may like to do with your child.  Reception children are given reading books as soon as soon as they can blend their sounds.  We find that in doing this we can give the children a head start in their learning by working in partnership with you. Our Read Write Inc Phonics sessions are delivered daily and any new sounds will be in their home learning diaries to practice. Tricky words and spellings  will also be sent when the children are ready for this stage.

Please feel free to approach any member of the Foundation Stage team if you have any questions or concerns; we will be happy to help.

A really useful guide produced by 4Children is shown below to help you understand how what we do in school benefits your children, we love how clearly it is written and how comprehensive it is without being over complicated!

Be a germbuster and wash your hands

ICT - some sites you may wish to try at home: 



Safeguarding information.

Safeguarding  Board for East Riding - for information on E safety and keeping our children safe






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