Heatherlands Primary School

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Early Years

Welcome to Early Years!


To contact the year leader please email:


This email will only be checked once a week (Monday) and will not be looked at over weekends.

Please contact the office if you have an urgent message or enquiry.


Google classroom pages and the weekly Early Years blog can be located at:


Rose class


Cherry class


Poppy class

The Heatherlands Way


EYFS parents/guardians Please see attached letter from University Hospitals Dorset about the vision screening for EYFS pupils. The screening will take place on the 12th and 13th June. Kind regards

We love to share books in Early Years!

Please find attached the knowledge organiser 'The Great Egg Mystery.' There are some ideas for home learning to engage the children at home. Can these please be in by the 17th May, so we can share with the children.

We have been predicting what might be in the eggs that mysteriously appeared in the base. This week we had a visitor looking for their eggs and now we know what might be inside them. The children have decided to leave the eggs outside in a nest over the weekend to reunite the Stegosaurus with their babies. 


Please find the video at:



Home learning project ideas Spring 2024

'Over the rainbow' knowledge organiser

Early Years have been hands on with a team of creepy crawly, scaly, reptile, furry and feathered creatures as part of our theme, 'Crazy Creatures'. Each class had an exciting morning connecting with the animals and finding out lots of interesting facts about them. We met Echo the Owl, Fi Fi the lizard, Remi the corn snake, Kingsley the boa constrictor, Sonic the millipede and Sunshine the ferret. Despite some of the children being a little wary of our unusual visitors, we were proud of how resilient everyone was when handling the creatures and in the case of Sunshine the ferret, even having a sniff of her unique smell. A big thank you to Creature Teachers for such a memorable experience and helping our EYFS children feel so comfortable and brave!

'Crazy creatures' knowledge organiser

The children in Early Years have been busy decorating home-made Christmas cupcakes. At 3pm on Wed 13th December, EYFS will be singing songs with their tealight holders in the outside classroom for their families to come and watch. A big thank you to Friends of Heatherlands for supplying the battery operated tealights to go in the lanterns for the children to keep. Afterwards, EYFS will be selling their Christmas cupcakes as well as bags of reindeer food. There are plenty of cupcakes for siblings too! Cupcakes and reindeer food will be a £1 each and all proceeds will go back into EYFS continuous provision.

Early Years Curriculum Overviews

'Stargazers' knowledge organiser Autumn 2

A big thank you to Greggs Bakery on Ashley Road for helping our Early Years' children find not just one but lots of Gingerbread Men. The children spotted the clues along the way and were rewarded with a tasty treat at the end. There was a big debate about which bit to eat first but we all agreed they tasted delicious!

'Once upon a time' knowledge organiser Autumn 2023

We joined up with Sky Access All Arts to have a creative week, not only exploring the visual Arts but other creative Arts as well such as dance, drama, music, singing and photography. Each year group has shared what they did through out the week. It was a very creative and fun week across the school.

'Wet and Wild' knowledge organiser

'The Great Egg Mystery' knowledge organiser

'Healthy Teeth' knowledge organiser

Thank you to EY parents/carers/grandparents for coming in this afternoon to read with the children. What a fantastic turnout! It will be Yr1's turn next week. (Fri 24th March @2.45pm)

'Over the rainbow' knowledge organiser

'Crazy Creatures' knowledge organiser

'Crackers about Christmas' knowledge organiser

Breaking news in Early Years!

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'Stargazers' knowledge organiser

Message 14 Oct 2022

If you haven't already, please could you make payment for the visiting science dome.  Any problems, please contact the office.  Kind regards

PE days: Monday (outdoor) & Friday (indoor) - Children to come into school dressed in PE kits.

EY Writing Workshop 26.09.22

EY Maths Workshop 26.09.22

The Senior Leadership Team at Heatherlands invites you to an

Early Years Parents Welcome Coffee Morning 



There is no need to book.

We look forward to welcoming you into Heatherlands and hope to see many of you there.


Thursday 6th October from 9.15am - 10am in the studio. 



Letter from Mr Churchill regarding the Early Years Baseline Assessment

Slides from EY Parent Refresher Meeting

Autumn 1 2022

WOW moments sheet to download

Message to EY parents - 05/09/2022

Just a quick confirmation that Early Years children start full time on Friday 9th Sept. 

50 Recommended Reads for Reception

Reception Baseline Assessment Privacy Notice:


Writing Workshop for Parents

Parent Refresher Meeting

Maths Workshop for Parents

Please follow the link below for classroom tours