Welcome to EYFS!
Our Class Teacher is Mrs Morton
Our superhero helpers are Mrs Ruane and Mrs Finch. They help us with our learning everyday!
Every Wednesday we welcome all parents and carers into our classroom for our weekly Stay & Read session from 3.00pm until 3.20pm.
We would love to see you!
Our daily routine:
Phonics, Literacy and Maths
Worship and the wider curriculum (Understanding of the world, Expressive arts and design and PSED)
One of the magical skills children will learn to do this year is to read!
We teach reading through daily Phonics lessons and by reading a selection of whole class topic based stories every term. To help your child develop these magical skills we ask that you read everyday for at least 10 minutes at home with your child and help them to practise their phonics sounds daily too. Children will be heard read in class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and reading books will be changed on these days.
In Early Years we are very active and physical learners and we love to develop our knowledge and skills both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor learning will be a huge part of our daily routine so please ensure your child comes to school in suitable footwear and clothing. Children need a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves to ensure they are ready for all weathers!
Welcome to EYFS!!
Our first half term is flying by and the children are doing an amazing job at settling into their new classroom and new routines. Lots of new friendships are being made and the children are becoming more confident everyday!
So far this half term we have had lots of outdoor learning thanks to the beautiful weather and the children have become more familiar with our outdoor learning activities.
Autumn 1 Certificate Winners!
Every Friday we celebrate our weeks achievements with a Celebration Assembly where six certificates are awarded to children for their hard work that week. Well done to the children who received a certificate this half term!
With our topic been 'All About Me' this half term, the adults in Reception class have loved finding out all about the children's favourite things. The children have really enjoyed bringing in their favourite toys and stories to share with their new friends!
We have made a fantastic start to our Phonics learning in class and to help strengthen our fingers we have been taking part in a daily dough disco session which the children love. This weeks song has been 'The Hokey Cokey'. We have not only been learning how to say our new phonemes but also how to write them too. Look at the amazing work our children have produced in week 3 of their school journey!
On Wednesday 20th September we had a 'Come to school as a rock star' day. Look how amazing the children looked!
Our focus texts this half term will be The Little Red Hen, The Gruffalo and The Colour Monster.
In Maths this half term we have done lots of work on sorting and matching. Mrs Morton even asked us to help her with her washing and brought in lots of smelly socks for us to match up and sort. We had lots of fun helping Mrs Morton even if her socks were a little stinky!
We have also been learning about numbers 1,2 and 3 and using different maths equipment to represent the numbers in different ways!
As part or our Understanding of the World topic 'All About Me' we have been learning all about different body parts and our 5 senses. We went on an Autumn walk to use our 5 senses to explore the environment around us.
We have also enjoyed exploring magnets and how they work. We talked about how something has to be made from the material called metal in order for it to stick (attract) to the magnet.
Our fine motor skills have already started to improve and the children have been working so hard on writing their names and the phonemes we have been learning in Phonics!
We ended our first half term together with an AMAZING visit from a Circus school! The children learnt how to juggle with scarves, how to spin a plate on their finger and stick and how to move ribbons in a creative, magical way! The children loved been able to explore all the circus equipment and showed resilience when things became tricky!
This half term we have started off by learning about special days in October and November including Bonfire Night,Remembrance Day, Diwali.
Children explored why people celebrate Bonfire Night and how they celebrate it. We read lots of stories and watched videos showing people celebrating Bonfire and learnt about about Guy Fawkes.
The children loved watching the fireworks and seeing all the different colours in the sky.
We had a go at making our own rockets using different materials.
We also did a little experiment where we made a explosion using fizzy pop and mints.
We used 2D shapes to make rockets too.
Hedgehog Class will remember them.
The children have used pictures and stories to understand that on Remembrance day we remember the soldiers who have fought in wars in the past and present and we say thank you to them.
The children have learnt about poppies and why they are special and have made a wreath of poppies to display in school.
These are all the amazing things we will be learning about this year.