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Welcome to EYFS

 

Stars Class: Nursery   

Moon Class: Reception   Sun Class: Reception

Our Learning

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

Physical development. 

 

The four 'Specific' areas build on skills and attitudes developed in these prime areas:

Literacy

Maths

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

Active learning

Creating and thinking critically

Our learning this term

 

Our theme in EYFS for the Summer Term is Our World.  We are planning lots of exciting visits to places in our local area, and learning about growing and changes, people and communities, the world around us and beyond!  It's a really exciting theme and we hope you'll join us in celebrating the wonderful world around us.

Library visits

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.

 

Week beginning

Library

PE

 

Week beginning

Library

PE

 

16th April

INSET

Sun

 

4th June

Sun

Sun

23rd April

Stars

Moon

 

11th June

Moon

Moon

30th April

Sun

Sun

 

18th June

Stars

Sun

7th May

BANK HOLIDAY

Moon

 

25th June

Sun

Moon

14th May

Moon

Sun

 

2nd July

Moon

Sun

21st May

Stars

Moon

 

9th July

Stars

Moon

 

 

 

 

16th July

Sun

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

  • Every Friday from 9.00-9.20am we hold a reading morning in our classes.  Please join us to read some favourite stories with your child and their friends.  Children love it when their parents stay!
  • We hold regular Inspire Mornings across the school.  These are an opportunity for you to find out more about your children's learning, to see your child in the learning environment with their peers, and gather some ideas to help support your child at home.  This year our Inspire mornings will focus on learning through play (Autumn Term), meaningful maths (Spring Term) and storytelling (Summer Term).  We also hold regular parent meetings to share important information with you, for example a phonics meeting in the Autumn Term and a meeting about the EYFS Profile in the Summer Term.
  • We need parents helpers to come with us on trips.  Each class goes to the library every third week (see the rota above) and we always need adults to come with us.  We also run trips to museums, galleries and places of interest.  We try to run a trip every term and always need parent helpers.  Some trips are very popular so, to be as fair as possible, we allocate places on a first come first served basis.  If you are keen to accompany your child and their classmates on a trip, please ensure that you submit your permission form promptly.

Parent and family events in the SummerTerm:

Moon Class Assembly

Friday 27th April at 3pm in the Top Hall

do come and watch us present some of our learning this term!

 

EYFS Crafternoon: book making

Thursday 17th May 2.30-3.30pm in Stars, Sun and Moon Classes

 

EYFS Parent Meeting: End of Reception outcomes

Tuesday 22nd May 3.45pm in the Top Hall

 

EYFS Inspire Morning: 'Storytelling'

Thursday 14th June (please note change of date) 9-10am in the Top Hall,

then Stars, Sun and Moon Classes

 

Sun Class Assembly

Friday 25th May at 3pm in the Top Hall

do come and watch us present some of our learning this term!

 

Stars Class Assembly

Friday 15th June at 3pm in the Top Hall

do come and watch us present some of our learning this term!

 

EYFS Crafternoon: sports day themed crafts

Wednesday 11th July 2.30-3.30pm in Stars, Sun and Moon Classes

 

EYFS Sports Day

Tuesday 17th July in Highbury Fields

Details have been emailed through Parentmail.

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