Welcome to Our EYFS
Please keep checking this page to find out all about the exciting things that will be happening in your child's class.
Autumn Term- Part One
This term the EYFS pupils have been very busy settling into their new rooms and forming new friendships. They have been exploring how to identify, talk about and regulate their own feelings and emotions. They have been exposed to lots of new opportunities to help develop their skills to become independent learners. These skills have enabled them to pursue their own interests and grow in confidence. They have explored the book ‘Colour Monster’ and completed lots of ‘monster’ type activities, including baking ‘monster cupcakes’ and drawing their ‘monster families’. They have started the challenging journey to read and write and have already obtained 20 new phonemes, which is amazing.
Parent Workshops – Literacy & Number
We invited parents to share in their child’s learning. Our literacy workshop demonstrated to parents how we teach Little Wandle Phonics and early reading skills through sharing stories. Our number workshop demonstrated how we teach early Number concepts such as subitising and number recognition. During each workshop, parents had lots of opportunities to engage in activities that related to each focus with their child. Everyone had a great time and feedback from all parents was extremely positive.
Autumn Term- Part Two
During the 2nd half of the Autumn term, the pupils in EYFS have been finding out about different places in the World with a focus on The Arctic and India. They learnt about what they might see in the different places and how those places compare to where they live. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the Snow Ball. Reception children have been working hard in phonics and are now using the sounds they have learnt to begin to read and write. Nursery children have been tuning into sounds and enjoying their focus storybooks and rhymes. They are beginning to retell the main events of the stories using the language they have learnt from the books. In number, some children have continued to work on their number recognition and counting skills as well as becoming familiar with five frames and ten frames. They have also been solving simple addition using objects. Other children have been enjoying counting songs and rhymes as well as subitising small amounts and practising their counting for larger amounts. The children have also enjoyed going on Winter walks, pond dipping, making pumpkin soup and designing their own packaging. They had a wonderful trip to the theatre to watch the fantastic "The owl who came for Christmas." In the last few weeks, the pupils performed their angels and stars dances as part of the EYFS/KS1 nativity which they hope you enjoyed. Santa came to visit twice, reading stories during his first visit and giving each child a gift during his second visit.
Spring Term-Part One
What a busy term the EYFS pupils have had! Over the past six weeks they have explored space through theme work and learnt about several astronauts including Mae Jemison and Tim Peake. They have developed a simple understanding of forces including gravity, floating and sinking and magnets. They have continued to expand their vocabulary through stories/ experiences and a second visit to the school pond was made to discover if there had been any changes since their last visit in the Autumn. Lots of time has been spent acquiring a new bank of phonic sounds (phase 3) and grown-ups came to school to see how well the pupils’ applied this into their reading/ phonics lessons. They finished off the term with a ‘Going for Gold’ party (a reward for amazing eBook reading) and a number morning with their grown-ups. Well done EYFS for a super term!