Stars Class: Nursery
Moon Class: Reception Sun Class: Reception
In EYFS we consider children's learning and development in seven areas:
The three 'Prime' areas underpin all other learning:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication and language development
The four 'Specific' areas build on skills and attitudes developed in these prime areas:
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
Children reach out to relate to people and things through the Characteristics of Effective Learning, which move through all areas of learning.
The 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' are:
Playing and exploring
Creating and thinking critically
During the Autumn Term we focus on settling the children into their new classes. For many of our children, coming to Drayton Park is their first experience of school and we recognise what a big transition this is. We spend a lot of time getting to know the children, finding out about their interests and how their learn and play. Staff spend a lot of time playing alongside children and supporting play in order to help friendships develop.
Our overarching theme for the Autumn Term is 'You and Me'. Through a focus on children's identity, who is in their family, who their friends are, what they like, and celebrating the similarities and differences between us, we aim to develop an community of children in Early Years who care for each other. This work is ongoing throughout the year.
After half term we begin to focus on the many autumn and winter festivals and celebrations. We will learn our first 'Talk for Writing' story and, in Reception, begin teaching Phonics. For more about our current learning, please have a look at the year group pages below.
We visit Central Library on Monday mornings on a three-week rota (see below). You child will have a card that stays at the library and will be able to borrow a book when we visit, provided you have returned any previously borrowed books. Books borrowed from the library are your responsibility and you will receive a reminder from the library if books are not returned.
2nd October - Moon
9th October - Sun
16th October - Stars
30th October - Moon
6th November - Sun
13th November - Stars
20th November - Moon
27th November - Sun
4th December - Stars
11th December - Moon
18th December - Sun
We need additional adults to accompany us to the library so that we can walk there safely. We leave school at 10am and arrive back by 11am. If you can come with us, please let one of the adults in your child's class know.
Parents at school