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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the EYFS


Our EYFS classes are:

Paddington Class with Mrs Marshall (Covering Mrs Parker's Maternity Leave), Mrs Brigginshaw and Ms Morris.

Dahl Class with Mrs Dimes and Miss Reed.

 

We hope that you are all staying safe and keeping well. The children have settled very well into school life and are already making friends. 

 

Thematic Approach:

This term our theme is 'I Can Paint a Rainbow'. We will read lots of stories, develop the children's awareness of different celebrations and learn all about the numbers 3, 4, and 5. The children will continue to learn new phonemes and practise using their phonic knowledge to read and write words.

 

Diary Dates:

Friday 13th November - Workout for Pudsey 

Friday 4th December - Dress up in your favourite colour

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

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf 

Homework 

(Homework will be sent home on a weekly basis once the children are ready for the extra challenge)

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 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.

Useful Websites

Phonics Play

This website offers some free to play phonics games to support reading and writing

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm

 

Oxford Owl

You can register for free to use online reading books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

 

Alphablocks

Video clips of the alphabet telling stories and making words using phonics. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

Topmarks

Lots of games to support early maths, reading and writing.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Numberblocks

Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Hall of Fame  Take a look at some of the amazing independent learning the children have been doing!
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