Welcome to our page all about EYFS.

There are two EYFS classes at Phil and Jim – EYC and EYP.

EYFS are taught by Ms Cheang and Miss Pollock and EYP are taught by Mrs Ponsonby and Miss House.


The Characteristics of Effective Learning run through and underpin all areas of learning and development in EYFS. They are:

  • Playing and exploring
    • Finding out and exploring
    • Playing with what they know
    • Being willing to ‘have a go’
  • Active Learning-motivation
    • Being involved and concentrating
    • Keep trying
    • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
  • Creating and thinking critically-thinking
    • Having their own ideas
    • Making links
    • Choosing ways to do things

We use the Read, Write, Inc Phonics program to teach children at Phil and Jim. This is a daily program which delivers the necessary tools for your child to read and spell words. You can find out more by reading our Phonics leaflet.


Useful websites


Ready for School Information

Please find below some documents that we hope will be useful in helping prepare children for starting school in September.