EYFS Class Information

Nicola Gibson - EYFS Leader

Autumn 1 Overview

Parents guide to learning to read by phonics

11th October 2019 - Class News

The Foundation children have enjoyed another busy week. In our number work, we have been learning all about the number 5. The children have been sorting Numicon into sets and then seeing if they could make 5 from smaller pieces. We have been labelling scarecrows using our phonic knowledge to build up the words.

The highlight of our week was a short walk around the grounds to look for signs of Autumn. The children really enjoyed looking at all of the different things that they could see. We continued our learning inside looking at different photographs and artefacts linked to Autumn. Some of the children were very knowledgeable.

Can I take the opportunity to remind parents that our visit t the library and Orchard is on Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has a warm coat and a drinks bottle containing water in school.

4th October 2019 - Class News

The Foundation children have had another busy week learning all about their bones. Everyone enjoyed the story Funny bones. We looked at pictures of x-rays and made our own skeleton models. We also had fun learning a new song all about bones. We have done a lot of work around 2D shapes. The children enjoyed making their own squares, rectangles and triangles from straws. We had fun one rainy afternoon learning new ring games in the large hall, the children especially enjoyed in and out the dusty blue bells.

Everyone is really enjoying their phonics lessons. Miss Willets and I were very impressed with the effort that the children put into learning new sounds.

We have also picked our first winner of the ‘Mabel award’ – the child who has shown our school values throughout the week. It was such a difficult decision that we have two winners this week. We are really proud of Abigail who shows endeavour, ambition and integrity everyday in her behaviour and work and also to Kayden who demonstrated great maturity, wisdom and integrity this week. Well done to you two.

Please can I remind parent that the children need their PE kit and reading books in school every day. Can you also ensure that all PE kit and jumpers/ cardigans are named.

Finally, please can you ensure that your child’s permission slip for our visit is returned to school by Friday 11th October.

27th September 2019 - Class News

The Foundation children have had another busy week. Everyone enjoyed blowing bubbles in the sunshine to help with forming our letter sounds correctly. We have been talking about our houses and what we do in each room. In number work we have learned all about the number three. The children enjoyed going on a number hunt around the outdoor area.

Without a doubt the highlight of the week was our visit from Mrs Cuthbert with Mabel, the school reading dog. The children had prepared a story to tell Mabel, which she listened to very carefully. Lots of the children had drawn pictures and written letters to Mabel. We had a question and answer session too. We were so proud of the children who behaved impeccably throughout the visit. Mrs Cuthbert and Mabel were so impressed, they have said, on a Friday one child from Foundation can take Mabel for a walk around the school grounds. The person will be someone who has worked hard and tried their very best all week long. Miss Willets and I are looking forward to choosing one deserving person every Friday.   

20th September 2019 - Class News

Recent activities undertaken by the children in EYFS:

  • Making faces using natural resources collected from the school grounds.
  • Writing number two – outdoors activity following on from maths input.
  • Ordering numicon shapes according to value.
  • Kayden’s independent learning. He chose to fill a board with shapes and then enjoyed counting.
  • Water play outside – how can I make the water mills turn.
  • Labelling body parts. 

13th September 2019 - Class News

The children have settled in well to school life. Everyone is coming into school with a big smile on their face ready to start their learning. We have begun our topic Marvellous Me by talking about our families. We have been learning to make labels for pictures of our family and to talk about the people that we live with. In maths we have been investigating the number 1. Today we have had great fun printing with welly boots and shoes of all shapes and sizes.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the week for the children has been taking home their first reading book. The air was filled with excited chatter as they went home clutching their new folders.

Next week we will continue with our theme Marvellous Me. We will be reading the book My Mum is amazing by Nick Butterworth and talking about all of the things our families do to help us. We will be investigating number 2 and 2D shape.