Early Years

Early Years

EYFS Staff

Mrs Gibson EYFS Lead Teacher

Mrs Ingamells Reception Teacher

Mrs Merritt Reception Teacher/Deputy SENDco

Mrs Ho, Mrs Stoddard,  Miss Lavelle Teaching Assistants

Literacy

Reception will continue to learn to read and write this term. Reading books will be sent home for practice. We will be following the “Read Write Inc.” program created by Ruth Miskin.

This lesson will be taught daily for 30 minutes and children will also have play based opportunities to learn to read and write and also teacher led small group tasks.

This Term in Numeracy

 The children will be looking at pattern, positional language and classifying objects using the appropriate vocabulary.

Reception children will be concentrating on addition and subtraction within ten and counting and ordering reliably up to 10 Children will be gaining confidence in the recall of ‘one more / one less.

Nursery children will be counting aloud, counting sets of everyday items throughout the routine of the day and number recognition up to 5,

PE

Reception class is Monday.

Nursery PE is Friday, no kit required

Topic Work

The topic work that is covered encourages the children to speak confidently and extend their vocabulary and experiences in the following areas.

This term our topics will cover a range of areas in order to provide a context for pupil’s learning.

Our first topic will be “ The Enormous Turnip’’. This will be based around a healthy eating program being supported by Change 4 Life. The children will get to experience planting and growing in our new garden space.

We will also cover festivals including Chinese New Year and Easter.

 

Outdoor Provision

Our EYFS area has an amazing outdoor space that we use as often as we can. Accessing the area requires the children to have their own labelled pair of wellington boots. These are kept in school and are only sent home if they are too small or at the end of the year.

The children also need a come to school wearing a coat that is waterproof. Coats and jackets often get muddy or dirty so please ensure that they are washable.

Don’t forget, if your child comes home dirty it usually means that they have enjoyed lots of fun.

Contributions

Children are encouraged to pay a half termly contribution of 50p a week. This money is used to support baking costs and special events such as Christmas and Easter parties or treats while on trips.

If the children are going on a planned trip parents will be informed by letter and a contribution asked for. The Friends of Dame Dorothy and the school subsidise these experiences and every effort is made to keep costs as small as possible.

On rare occasions the children might be taken out to places in very short proximity to the school. We have visited the library, the old people’s home or perhaps the shops.

This Term in Numeracy

 The children will be looking at pattern, positional language and classifying objects using the appropriate vocabulary.

Reception children will be concentrating on addition and subtraction within ten and counting and ordering reliably up to 10 Children will be gaining confidence in the recall of ‘one more / one less.

Nursery children will be counting aloud, counting sets of everyday items throughout the routine of the day and number recognition up to 5,

Reporting to Parents

Parents are invited to come to two formal parent evenings, including an initial reading meeting early in the autumn term for reception children. A formal report is provided for all children in EYFS at the end of the summer term.

Parents and carers are encouraged to view their child’s progress on Tapestry. If concerns arise then please contact a member of the team to make an appointment.

Tapestry

As you are probably aware we keep an online account to celebrate the wow moments in your individual child’s learning. These can be accessed on your iPad or iPhone. If you are not using your account please do so as it provides a wonderful snapshot of your child within our provision.

If you require any help to log on then please speak to Mr Byers at the main office. He will help you with a log in and a password.

Staff love to see when parents comment and reply to the posts.

Also, keep up to date with our regular posts on Facebook.