Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH

01226 710 329


Milefield Primary School

Engage, Inspire, Empower, Learn

Early Years Foundation Stage

Procedures & Daily Routines


Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)

Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)



FS1 Doors Open; children have milk and toast;

join in with the register

9:00 – 9:10am

 Disco Dough & funky fingers

9:10 – 9:30am:

Talk & Toast activity

 9:30 - 11:00am:

Free flow continuous provision

inside and outside.


Maths & phonic sessions


Story or circle time


Home time




12:15 - 12:25

FS1 Door Open; children have milk and toast;

join in with the register


Disco dough and funky fingers


Talk & Toast activity


Maths & Phonic sessions


Free flow continuous provision

inside and outside

3.00 - 3:15pm:

Story time or circle time


Home time


FS2 Doors Open; milk and toast;

children join in with the register

9:00 – 9:10am

Disco dough & Funky fingers


Talk & Toast

 9.30 -11.00am:

Free flow continuous provision

inside and outside


Maths Makes Sense time

11:45 – 12:45pm:

Dinner Hour

1:00 – 1.30pm:

Read Write Inc. time


Free flow continuous provision

inside and outside

3.00 – 3.15pm:

Story & Home time

Start of session procedures 

Parents will be welcomed at the door each morning by Mrs Dronfield. Parents are welcome to help children into the cloakrooms.  Unfortunately due to health and safety we do not have the capacity to invite all parents in every morning but there will be opportunities for parents to come in some mornings through the half term for Miley Mini mornings.


In a bid to help parents dropping of multiple children at school we open our doors 5 minutes early so parents can drop younger children off first and then see older children into school on time.


Nursery doors are open - 8:40 - 8:50am

Reception doors are open - 8:50 - 9:00am


Home time Procedures

At the end of the day or session children in the EYFS can be collected via the door that they are dropped off at.


Nursery and Reception doors open - 3:15 

In order to ensure strict safeguarding procedures are adhered to, we ask parents to be patient at this time to ensure all children are collected safely and in an organised manner. Please do not be offended if we ask for personal passwords when other people are collecting your child we do this to ensure everyone is safe.


Miley Mini Stars

Over the course of each half term each child will be a focus child within our unit - a Miley Mini star! This means you will receive an invitation to come into the unit either at the beginning or end of your childs session to look at their work and speak to your child's teacher. We give parents a weeks notice to ensure work commitments etc. can be re-arranged. If the day set is not suitable then please speak to staff and we can source a more convenient time.


Reading Books

During their time in EYFS children bring home reading books to share with parents/carers. This is dependent upon personal learning needs and parents are notified by teachers if their child has a reading book. Please don't forget that reading is about picture clues, talking about characters, describing the beginning, middle and end of books as well as reading the words.


To accompany their reading book children are also be given a home-school reading diary where comments and a record reading is logged. School staff  record  comments about  reading in this and we encourage parents to complete the home comment box so school can liaise with parents regarding children's reading progress.


Reading books are changed every Friday.


What have you been doing today?

A lot of the time you will ask your child, "Did you have a good day today?" or "What have you been learning" and they reply "nothing!" In order to combat this, each week we send out a slip called, 'what we have been learning this week...' This tells parents what we have learnt this week and also informs you of any spellings, maths patterns you can practice at home with your child.



Homework will be sent out every two weeks. It will be a mixture of literacy, numeracy and topic work. Every school holiday children will be given their purple holiday scrap book to complete.