Welcome to Sunflower Class! :-)
All the Early Years team really enjoy working with our little Sunflowers and their families so no doubt we will have a fab year together!
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 in the Early Years
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!
Welcome back to Term 6 in Sunflowers! :-)
...sadly our final term together, but luckily we have lots of lovely memories to make before we have to say goodbye! :'-(
This term our school value will be 'Friendship', which is a fantastic one to end the academic year with!
Our core story will be one of Laura's all-time favourites, the classic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.
We will also continue to learn our core Nursery Rhymes by heart too, as well as preparing for our
Summer Early Years play 'Happy Hat Land'! The performance will take place on Tuesday 3rd July at 9:30am.
Other dates for your diary include:
Our Reception sports afternoon on Tuesday 19th June.
Our school fete on Saturday 7th July!
Early Years will be going on a rather fun but educational day trip to Odds Farm on Tuesday 10th July
- volunteers are more the merrier!
Our last day in Sunflowers together will be Wednesday 25th July.
Please remember to always keep your eyes peeled for school newsletters and letters for further dates and information...
*Please remember to check Tapestry regularly to see photos and observations of what busy bees your children are
- it's a fab way to stay in touch with what they are learning at school! :-) *
Review of Term 5 in Sunflowers...
This term our school value was 'Courage'.
which we explored through the bravery of the three goats in our core story
'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.
We also spent alot of time focused on learning our six core nursery rhymes.
Please find theses attached in document form at the side of the page so you can continue practising them at home...
Sunflowers also throughly enjoyed celebrating the Royal Wedding
of Prince Harry and Meghan! :-)
Please see the delightful pictures below...
We break up at 1:30pm on Thursday 29th March, with the new term commencing on Tuesday 17th April.
Hope you all have a fab Easter break! :-)
Review of Term 4 in Sunflowers...
We have been learning about how to demonstrate our school value of 'Responsibility'.
We have focused on taking care of our own personal belongings, helping out with everyday jobs around the classroom,
and accepting the consequences of our actions - both positive and negative.
The fun and learning we shared this term mainly focused on retelling the traditional tale of 'The Enormous Turnip'.
Please check out the children's fantastic collaborative story map below comprising of
drawings and descriptive sentence writing about the characters.
A big thank you for supporting World Book Day on Thursday 1st March
- the children had a wonderful day despite the freezing temperatures and snow! :-)
Thank you to all who attended the phonics workshop on Tuesday 20th February! :-)
Below are some useful resources...
Buried Treasure - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html
Geraldine the Giraffe, YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNWFUVgaRk
Phonics Sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8
Review of Term 3 in Sunflowers...
This term we had a positive time learning all about our school value of 'Respect'.
We learnt how to show respect to others by being polite, our classroom by keeping it tidy and wider environment by recycling.
We also thoroughly enjoyed all our fantastic learning focused on our core story, the well loved tale of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.
We have retold the story via both song and actions, supported by the author Michael Rosen himself!
Please encourage your child to retell it to you at home using the link below:
Sunflowers also created their very own bear cave in our roleplay area, as well as going on exciting welly walk bear hunts!
Whilst we didn't find any bears, we did manage to spot five wild deer in our meadow! :-)
Check out our awesome Bear Hunt story map! :-)
Sunflowers were particularly proud of their collaborative story map, created using some amazing artwork.
Lots of children chose to add some great descriptive vocabulary onto these images too using sticky labels.
Please see the galleries below for some previous learning opportunities Sunflowers experienced during Term 2...
Goodbye & Goodluck Clara!
Sadly Clara is leaving us for another TA job closer to home, her last day will be Friday 1st December.
We would like to say a massive THANK YOU for everything you have done in Sunflower class - we will miss you very much and would like to wish you GOOD LUCK!