The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), covers the first years of your child's development, from birth to the end of their first year in school. The emphasis is on learning through play, in a safe and secure environment.
We have four classes in Reception: Ladybirds, Dragonflies, Bumblebees and Butterflies. The teachers work together to plan and offer interesting and fun activities for the children, following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the 'Development Matters' document. Every child is given the support and opportunity to learn and develop at their own pace.
Reception children are very much a part of our school community. They take part in school assemblies, concerts and fun days. Through the curriculum they learn to work together, share ideas, equipment and to build good relationships with other children and adults.
We hope you have all found the first week of staying till 1pm a success. The children have impressed us with their independence at lunch times, cutting their food up on their own and eating really well. We have also enjoyed being out on the big play ground at lunch time and meeting friends we knew from pre-school.
The whole class will be in full time as of Monday so please expect them to be feeling tired! Encourage them into the classroom even when they are saying they don't want to go to school. We will begin teaching our first set of letters during phonics this week and in maths we will be start learning numbers. The phonics presentation is below for you to watch.
Have a lovely weekend!
The EYFS team
Phonics Presentation 2020
Please take the time to read and understand the information being shared with you. It will enable you to support your child with their reading and ensure they make the best possible progress.