Welcome to Early Years
Our Early Years teacher is Mrs Elder. She is supported by Mrs Lonsdale. At Etherley Lane, our Early Years classrooms are very busy places! There is always something interesting going on and each day brings new challenges and surprises. During the Reception year, children progress rapidly and they develop the skills that are essential for lifelong learning. The children work on both adult directed tasks and have lots of opportunities for child initiated learning in the different areas of the learning environment. We promote independence and resilience and our aim is to create a culture of tolerance towards each other whilst appreciating and celebrating each other’s similarities and differences.
Below you can find out a little bit more about the Early Years team.
Hi, I’m Mrs Elder! I have worked as a teacher now for thirteen years and I have been in Reception at Etherley Lane Primary School for over seven years. I love working in Reception because it is lovely to see how much the children progress and how independent they become in such a short space of time. It is such a privilege to see the children’s faces light up when they learn something new and every day the children put a smile on my face.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my three children Will, Isla and Phoebe, and my husband Billy. We like going for woodland walks near our home, trips to the cinema and we love day trips to the beach – obviously I have to have a cheeky ice-cream! I also love to read and listen to music.
Hi I’m Mrs Jeavons! I started teaching in 2002 and have been at Etherley Lane ever since. I have had many different roles within our school having had the opportunity to teach across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2. Currently as well as being one of our Year 1 teachers I am also EYFS Leader, Maths Lead and Assistant Head teacher. I love to come to school every day as it is such an enjoyable and exciting place to be. No two days are ever the same and there is always something new and exciting happening.
Outside of school, I love to spend time with my family. I am married with two children Sam and Martha. We love to be active and enjoy keeping fit and having fun together outdoors. I love music and am often caught singing along to songs.
Parent Information Sheets
Click on the links below to find out more about the Early Years at Etherley Lane Primary School.
What have we been up to in Early Years?
Reception is a very busy place to be and everyday we learn lots of new things whilst having lots of fun! Come and have a look at some of the things we have been doing.w
Exploring our school grounds!!!
We loved exploring our new school and it’s spectacular grounds. We are lucky to have so much space around our school. We made some great observations about the world around us.
Welcome to our new Reception Class!!!!
We say a massive welcome to our new Reception children. We look forward to having a year of laughter, learning, fun and adventure with them. What better way to get to know each other, than to share 5 things that are really special us.
Mud Kitchen Mayhem!!!
We had great fun in the mud kitchen making lots of lovely food and drink. There was chocolate fudge cake, cupcakes, soup, casserole and some yummy hot chocolate. Some of us even wrote some amazing recipes!!!
World Book Day
We had such a fun World Book Day in school! We dressed up in some fantastic costumes and we showed each other our favourite books. In the morning, we were able to choose a story we would like to hear and we worked with different teachers and children from different year groups to complete an activity based around the story. In the afternoon, we listened to stories based around food. We spent some time in Mrs Jeavons’ class where we read ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’ and made some yummy milkshakes. We also went to Mrs Elder’s class where we listened to ‘The tiger who came to tea’ and afterwards we ate a delicious afternoon tea of cakes and juice. Have a look at some of our fantastic photos!