Lakeside Primary School

Supporting Your Child At Home

Our EYFS framework

What does it look like and how can you support?

There are seven areas in our EYFS framework. We carefully base our curriculum around these areas. 

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Click here to see the EYFS Early Learning Goals.

Phonics: Essential Letters and Sounds Autumn 2023-2024

Autumn 2 Week 2 (j, v, w, x)



Autumn 2  Week 1 (h, b, f, ff, l, ll)



Week 1 (s, a, t, p)


Week 2 (i, n, m, d)


 Week 3 (g, o, c, k)


 Week 4 (ck, e, u, r)




Click here for a list of useful websites to support your child with phonics. 

Click here for our phonics glossary.

Click here for Phase 2 sound and tricky word mat.

Click here for Phase 2 flashcards.

Click here for Phase 3 sound and tricky word mat.

Click here for Phase 3 flashcards.

PROUD clouds

 Click here for PROUD cloud template.

Pencil Grip Information

Click here to see the development stages of pencil grip.

Click here to access a pencil grip booklet.

Cutting skills

Click here to access cutting skills activity sheet 

Parent Phonic Workshop 2023

Click here for the Reception Parent Workshop PowerPoint. 

Click here for some comprehension style questions you can ask your child when reading.

Maths Parent Workshop

Click here to see the Maths Parent Workshop PowerPoint

Click here for the number formation cards

Click here for the number flashcards to 20

Click here for the Numicon style number shapes.

Click here for number lines.

Click here for number tracks.

Click here for a tens frame.

Click here for some ideas to support your child with maths at home:


  • Board games, particularly ones with linear, numbered, equal-sized spaces can be useful for the development of early number skills. Most families will have Snakes and Ladders’ or something similar; if not, this is a great opportunity to make your own!
  • Incorporate mathematics into everyday routines and activities: tidying up and meal times in particular provide opportunities for conversations about counting, comparing, time, and sharing.
  • Use mathematical vocabulary where possible as part of conversations and play: for example, when making comparisons (which is bigger? which teddy is first in line? who has more? are they shared fairly?). Opportunities can also be taken for shape-spotting’ and sorting around the home.
  • Finding the mathematics in story books. contains explicit links to mathematics in stories, but you can also consider opportunities in more common story books for mathematical discussion.
  • Use manipulatives to support learning. For example, building bricks could be used to model simple addition and multiplication, or toys used to make comparisons of size or quantity. Measuring items, scales, construction materials, puzzles, sorting and pattern materials are also great sources for discussion!