All the Early Years team are really looking forward to welcoming our new Sunflower children and their families to a wonderful year in our school!
Please come and talk to Laura directly if you have any questions or concerns. However, if she is not avaliable please do use the 'Email Laura' button at the top of the page.
Teaching & Learning
Over this academic year we will be covering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, a distinct phase of education covering birth to the end of the Reception year. Please cut and paste or follow the link below to find out more:
Children in our EYFS unit learn through a balance of adult-led and child-initiated experiences. Young children learn best when they explore and experience things first-hand, often in playful ways. Our team are all experienced in supporting children to make the most of learning opportunities. Please be reassured we will be putting your child's emotional and physical well-being at the heart of all we do!
Our school value this term is 'Unity' and our Early Years topic is 'Marvellous Me!'
Some of the fun and learning we will cover this term...
To develop a sense of unity we will be getting to know one another and make new friends. As well as becoming familiar with the new school routine, including things such as taking responsibility by tidying up.
As writers we will be focusing on learning to write our names beautifully.
As readers we will start taking reaing books home from November onwards.
As mathematicians we will be becoming increasingly familiar with numbers and shapes.
As communicators we will be listening to one another, sharing stories, speaking in clear sentences, and asking 'how' and 'why' questions.
As artists we will be experimenting with different media, texture and colour. We will sing lots of action songs and nursery rhymes, develop our storytelling skills, and construct with purpose.
We shall also be developing our gross motor skills by moving in different ways, and fine motor skills through mark making and messy play.
To develop a better understanding of our world we will be talking about special events that are celebrated by ourselves and others, as well as identifying similarities and differences between us. We will also go on welly walks to give us the opportunity to observe the world around us!
It's going to be a fun term getting to know everyone and being busy-bees doing lots of lovely learning! :-)