Early Years

We are proud to have achieved a Quality Mark in our Early Years Foundation Stage.

Quality Mark Letter

Quality Mark Award   logo for EarlyYears

We work hard to continually develop our parent partnership. Please see below a range of documents to support your child at home.

Hard copies of these can be located in our EYFS area on our parent display.

Developing symbolic sounds

Fine motor skills 

Fine motor skills pg 1 and 2

Fine motor skills pg 3 and 4

Fine motor skills pg 5 and 6

Fine motor skills pg 7 and 8

Fine motor skills pg 9 and 10


Game 2

Paediatric speech and language therapy

Special time


Talk together

Tell me a story

Tips fpr talking 2-3 years

Tips for talking 4-5 years

Top tips for talking

Use of dummies

Using visuals

What do you hear?

Layers of our planning 

1.Progression document and Long Term Plan 

This document begins with an overview of the year, broken into half termly sections. It details our themes/ topics, assessment opportunities, possible enrichment, parental involvement and our wider coverage that enables us to plan and deliver key skills that are essential in preparing children in readiness to access the KS1 curriculum. 

Our progression document shows the progression from Nursery to Reception across all 7 areas of learning. This is drawn from the statutory framework and further supported by the non-statutory Development Matters guidance. 

2. Medium Term plan 

This takes the statements from our progression document and we generate our ‘I will know’ headings that are going to be covered across each half term. This allows us to clearly plan what we will be teaching the children so that they are able to achieve the statements in our progression document. 

3. Weekly plan 

This uses the ‘I will know’ statements from our Medium Term plan and maps the sessions out from all 7 areas into a weekly timetable. It includes key vocabulary and continuous provision enhancements linked to the taught sessions across the week. It also details additional sessions within our weekly timetable such as 3x a week Little Wandle reading sessions and Wave 2 Interventions. 

Each parent has access to Evidence Me which is used weekly to share a range of information and learning moments. Key documents include Knowledge Organisers, Medium Term plans and Weekly Working Together Ideas. Staff also share and respond to individual observation entries, which supports home learning and next steps for each child. 

EYFS Progression Document

At Montbelle, we recognise the importance of early language and aim to ensure that within our EYFS children are immersed in language rich environments. We also have 4 members of staff in school who are trained to deliver the Early Talk Boost intervention. More information about this intervention can be found below. 

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Curriculum Overviews

You will be kept informed about the learning your child will do in Reception. Please see below for an example of a parent curriculum maps and knowledge organiser:

Curriculum Overview

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