WELCOME EARLY YEARS

Early Years Leader

Early Years Leader

Mrs Cooper

Hello, I’m Mrs Cooper, I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.

Teacher

Teacher

Mrs Clayton

Hello, I’m Mrs Clayton, I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.

Teacher

Teacher

Mrs Kelly

Hello,
I’m Mrs Kelly, I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Mrs Benn

Hello,
I’m Mrs Benn
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year

Nursery Nurse

Nursery Nurse

Miss Harrison

Hello,
I’m Miss Harrison
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mr Kelly

Hello,
I’m Mrs. Kelly
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year

Class ETA

Class ETA

Miss Juliene

Hello,
I’m Mrs Juliene
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Harrison

Hello
I’m Mrs Harrison
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Tuck

Hello,
I’m Mrs. Tuck
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year

Early Years

Autumn term

TOPIC

The topic this term is “Lets Celebrate”

Through this topic, each child will learn about their bodies and about what makes them special and unique. We will be sharing our similarities and celebrating our differences. As the term progresses, we will begin to explore the people in the wider community and how they help us. We will celebrate our emergency services and also prepare for the most important celebration of all- the birth of Jesus.

We will be looking at:

 

  • Exploring art and different media to create portraits
  • Using mathematical and construction skills to build our own homes
  • Exploring our understanding of the world we live in through our home role play
  • Celebrating our similarities and differences
  • Exploring what happens when we mix colours
  • Developing our understanding of our bodies and how to look after them

RE

RE- Our topics this term are God’s World and God’s family. We will be learning all about God’s love for us and the wonderful world he created. We will find out about how God made each one of us different and special and reflect on how we can thank God for everything. As we move towards Advent, we will begin to learn the story of how angel Gabriel asked Mary to be the mother of God’s son and we will explore ways in which we can prepare for the special celebration of Christmas.

Phonics

 

  • Listen to sounds inside and outside.
  • Differentiate between different sounds.
  • Replicate different sounds using our voices and bodies.
  • Hear the number of syllables in words.
  • Begin to hear rhyming words.
  • Begin to hear initial sounds of words.
  • To segment and blend words to read.
  • To read tricky words (words which cannot be decoded).
  • To learn letter names.

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday

Children will have one independent reading book which will be brought home once a week and MUST be returned to school on their reading day. On the inside of the front cover there is a list of phonemes and words which children must revisit when they read. Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out. There will be two pieces of homework; English/Phonics and Maths sent home.  Thank you for your support with this.

English

We will be developing our writing skills by practising and applying our newly learnt phonics skills. We will be focusing on constructing phonetically plausible words and sentences whilst learning about the basics of punctuation.We will also be practising writing our full names, lists and labels.

Mathematics

We will be learning to count, write and use numbers to 20 and use simple addition and subtraction sums. We will focus on one greater and one less then within numbers to 20. We will be naming 2D and 3D shapes, ordering by length and learning vocabulary related to weight, capacity and volume. We will introduce the coins 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p and identify and match the amounts.

PE

Is on a Wednesday, so children must ensure their pumps are in school. Children will not need full PE kit until after half term.

A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school.  As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside.  All P.E. kit must be labelled clearly with your child’s name.

 If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.  Long hair must be tied back. 

Red group Spring 1 – On Wednesday mornings, the children will also be taking part in Bushcraft activities in the secret garden.  They will need to bring a change of clothes, wellies, a warm coat, hat and gloves in a labelled carrier bag on this day. The children may get very muddy!  You should have received an additional letter on Tuesday by e-mail with full details of this activity.

EYU Assemblies

 Our Year group Nativity will take place on Tuesday 17th December at 9:30  

School Trips

There will be one school trip this year. Details about this will follow. 

To increase your child’s independence and in preparation for Year 1

We are encouraging the full-time children to come into the unit by themselves on a morning.  If you feel you would prefer to come in with your child, or if you want to see a member of staff you are welcome to do so.

Please remember to return your child’s homework bag on WEDNESDAYS.  It is important that your child’s reading bag is returned on their reading day so your child does not miss out on reading their book to a member of staff.

In P.E all full-time children will now be working on the apparatus.  Children need a pair of black pumps, a pair of navy blue shorts and a white t-shirt with their name written inside of each item and hung in a bag on their coat peg.  No jewellery is allowed so please remove and leave at home any earrings/chains/bracelets etc. on   Fridays so these valuables do not get misplaced.

Can we ask that all parents make sure they use the correct entrance and exit (from the Infant playground) for the Early Years Unit, so we can maintain a safe environment for all the children. If you arrive after 9:00 please use the main reception to enter the school building.

Thank you for remembering your 50p baking fund money every week as this helps us offer a mixed and varied curriculum.

If you have any questions regarding anything in the Unit, please do not hesitate to ask.

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People who help us – The Police

People who help us – The Police

.As part of our Topic "People who help us" we had a visit from the police. He told the children about the roles and responsibilities the police have and showed them his uniform. The children were able to inspect the handcuffs and baton and feel how padded his jacket...

Two Minutes Silence

Two Minutes Silence

Today we learnt all about Armistice Day. We found out about why this was a special day and then looked closely at poppies. We all had a go at completing a range of activities including potato printing, making a remembrance garden with loose part, chalking and...

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

People who help us – Doctors and Nurses

People who help us – Doctors and Nurses

The children really enjoyed participating in activities all about doctors and nurses.  They enjoyed dressing up and role playing doctors and nurses such as giving each other injections, putting bandages on each other and listening to one another’s heartbeats with the...

Topics Displays

Topics Displays

Throughout school we have some fantastic topics that we are looking into. Our topic displays are eye catching and show a variety of learning skills through History, Geography, Art and DT. After each lesson children’s work is displayed under the question that they have...

Our New Library

Our New Library

St Paulinus Primary School has launched its new library! The children enjoy their moment of escapism and take advantage to choose their own book and read or share a book with their friends. .     

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