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

Miss Wadee

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

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Mrs Benn

Hello, I’m Mrs Benn
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education for the
next academic year

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Mrs Harrison

Hello, I’m Mrs Harrison
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education for the
next academic year

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Mr Kelly

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education for the
next academic year

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Mrs Tuck

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education for the
next academic year

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Mrs Harrison

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

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mr Mallander

I’m Mr Mallender
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the
next academic year

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Juliene

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

Early Years

Summer term

TOPIC

Our topic this term is all about ‘Fairy tales’

This topic will give the children the opportunity to explore a range of traditional fairy tales; Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Gingerbread man. We will be role playing and sequencing the stories, baking, painting, designing and constructing fairy tale castles.

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

The topics are ‘Getting to know Jesus’ and ‘Sorrow and Joy’. Through these we will learn about the loss and finding of Jesus in the Temple and we will reflect on the meaning of this event for Mary and Joseph. We will be aware that Jesus wants us to help him and we will think of ways to show our love for Jesus. We will then go on to learn about Jesus and his disciples and the events leading up to his death on Good Friday. This will lead us in to our Easter celebrations.

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 continuing to improve our sentence writing skills by practising and applying our phonics in our writing. We will be focusing on using capital letters, finger spaces and a full stop at the end when writing a simple sentence. We will also be writing labels, lists, captions and speech bubbles.

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.

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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