Our EYFS classes are:
Paddington Class with Mrs Parker, Miss Reed and Ms Morris.
Dahl Class with Mrs Dimes, Mrs Brigginshaw and Mrs Godleman.
We hope that you are all staying safe and keeping well. Thank you for all of the great Tapestry observations, we are really enjoying seeing all of your work and your amazing progress. Children and families you are all doing a great job. We are very proud of all of you.
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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
Development Matters in the EYFS
This is the framework that we follow to support and assess learning
Homework helps to practise and reinforce classroom learning and also gives opportunities to develop key skills. We believe that homework only works if we have the support and enthusiasm of parents and children and should be key to an effective partnership between school and families. Please support your child to complete their homework but do not do it for them.
In Reception children are set weekly challenges in their homework books. Completed homework is rewarded with a homework hat or homework hero sticker. Additional phonics activities are also provided on a weekly basis to reinforce our phonics teaching at home, these are in each child’s home school reading record.
Examples of the children's homework are on display on the boards outside Paddington and Dahl classrooms.
In class the children have been writing ‘helicopter stories’.
In its simplest form, Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down, exactly as they are told, by an EYFS practitioner. The children then gather on the stage and the stories are acted out.
Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.
The children have really enjoyed doing these at school and have the opportunity to take a helicopter story book, to make at home, whenever they like. Please see the example below.
This website offers some free to play phonics games to support reading and writing
You can register for free to use online reading books.
Video clips of the alphabet telling stories and making words using phonics.
Lots of games to support early maths, reading and writing.
Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks.