We look forward to getting to know your child and helping them to enjoy their first year at school. Miss O'Connor is the Reception class teacher. Mrs Stoner and Miss Pymar support us with our learning.
We follow a wide and varied Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which builds upon and develops each child’s knowledge and skills. Our curriculum is play based and children will learn through a range of child-led and adult-led activities in both our indoor and outdoor spaces. The EYFS has seven areas of learning and development. Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the prime areas:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
The four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design
Please check our class Dojo pages for regular updates and photographs about what we have been doing in class! If you want to discuss something with us face to face, please do not hesitate to arrange a time to see us.
The children have done incredibly well with their full first week at school and we have been enjoying getting to know them a bit more. Our first topic is ‘Ourselves, Our Family and Community’, please see the attached topic plan for details of what we will be covering in class.
Over the next few weeks we will begin to introduce reading books to the children. We will aim to change library books on a Tuesday. I will be holding a reading meeting on Friday 29th September at 9am to discuss how early reading is taught and how you can support your child at home. Please don’t worry if you are unable to attend this meeting as I will make the notes available via Class Dojo.
On Thursdays, children may bring something from home to share with the class during 'News Time’. This is an opportunity for children to develop their speaking and listening skills. Children may bring: photographs, things they have made, leaflets from places they have been to or materials related to our topic. We ask that children don’t bring toys in as they get very upset if they get damaged on the way to school.
I am sure your children are all very tired after a very busy week in school. I hope you have a restful weekend.
It was lovely to see so many of you at the New Parents Welcome meeting this morning. Please see the above PowerPoint which includes all of the key information discussed.
We appreciate that we have bombarded you with a lot of information so please feel free to get in touch should you have any further questions.
We look forward to seeing you again at the 'Stay and Play' sessions.
Enjoy the sunshine,
The EYFS Team
A huge welcome back everybody. Please find attached our topic implementation plan, our new topic is 'Growing and Changing'. As always if you have any questions or queries please do get in touch or make an appointment through the office. A great start to the term everyone, well done!
A huge welcome back everybody. We have already started work on our new topic, 'Localities and Different Places’- please find attached our topic implementation plan for this half term. As part of our topic we will also be looking at the King and his upcoming coronation.
Linked to our topic, we will be making a travel agent role play area. If you have any recent photos of any trips or activities, we would love you to send them in so we can write about them and add them to our travel agents.
As always if you have any questions or queries please send us a message, speak to one of us in the morning or, if you need to, please make an appointment through the office.
It’s been a great start to the term everyone, well done!
Welcome back everybody! Please find attached our implementation plan for this half term's topic 'dinosaurs'. We already have a number of dinosaur experts in the class and we are all learning so much! If the children have anything related to our dinosaur topic that they would like to share please send it in.
Also attached is a copy of the sounds we are covering this term. You may wish to recap these with your child during your reading time to support their phonics learning.
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Our first topic of 2023 will be Traditional Tales, the plan above details some of the things we will be covering in class. We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday.
Hello everyone. We hope you all had a wonderful half term break. The children have made a fantastic start to the new term and we have begun work on our new topic, Celebrations. This week we will be focusing on Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. The above topic plan details some of the learning we will be covering in class this term.
On Tuesday and Fridays, children may bring something from home to share with the class during 'News Time'. This is an opportunity for children to develop their speaking and listening skills. Children may bring: photographs, things they have made, leaflets from places they have been to or materials related to our topic. On Tuesdays it will be the turn of children in house groups Salusbury and Harrison. On Fridays children in Lloyd and Spencer can bring something to show. This term we would love to see and hear about Celebrations the children have taken part in. If possible, we would love to see photos or drawings of these too.
As ever if you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for your continued support.
It was lovely to see so many of you at the reading meeting today. For those of you who couldn't make it or would like to look at the information again, please see the attached PowerPoint.
As ever if you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.