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 Stead

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

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Benn

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

Class ETA

Class ETA

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 Kelly

Hello, I’m Mrs Kelly
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

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Harrison

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

Early Years

Autumn term

TOPIC

Our theme for this term is Marvelous Me

Our RE topic is: ‘God’s World’

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

Our current topic is God’s World. We will be:

  • Learning about all of God’s wonderful creations and how to care for these
  • Reflecting on what God’s love means to us
  • Thinking about how we can show love to our friends and family

Phonics

Phase 1 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.

Homework

This will be handed out on a Friday and will be collected back in the following Wednesday.

Children will have independent reading books which will be brought home once a week and MUST be returned to school on their reading day.  Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home.

English

  • Join in with the repeated refrains.
  • Join in with the actions.
  • Draw a story map.
  • Retell the story of Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle.
  • Substitute the characters Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle to create our own story.

Mathematics

As part of the transition into Reception, our provision will enable pupils to develop early mathematical concepts in:

  • Classifying
  • Matching
  • Comparing
  • Ordering
  • Patterns
  • Numbers within 6
  • Addition and subtraction within 6

PE

In our PE lessons, we are creating our own dances in our ‘Dinosaur Moves’ topic. The children will learn a set of dinosaur movements. They will turn these movements into short motifs which will be linked together to create a class dance, performed to a piece of music.

The children are learning to:

  • Develop coordination
  • Improve balance
  • Create a dance sequence to music
  • Work as a team
  • Remember and perform a short dance
  • Evaluate and improve a short dance

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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