Welcome to the Owls Class!
We are very pleased with how well all of our new Owls have settled in to their first term at school. Thank you for assisting your children to be so independent at this early stage of their school life, we look forward to watching your children grow in confidence as the school year progresses.
We will be doing REAL PE on Tuesday afternoons and dance on Wednesday mornings. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school for the term, we will send it home during holidays for it to be washed.
The children have the opportunity to play outside in ALL weathers so please make sure they have appropriate clothing with them. Even if they choose to take part in indoor learning on a rainy day, we will still be going outside for playtimes.
We will change your child's reading book on Monday and Thursday but please ensure it is in their bag every day as we have parent helpers in to hear the children read on different days. We often require help in the classroom, either to hear children read, help with activities or to carry out some general duties. If you are interested in helping then please speak to either Miss Kurvink or Mrs Harris.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) has it's own curriculum specifically designed for young children and supports their learning and healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. This is similar to the curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children. It is designed to be flexible so that staff can follow the individual needs and interests of our children and allows children to learn through immersion, exploration, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and in our outdoor learning environment
http://www.learninglive.co.uk/teachers/fs/index.asp Talking stories, games and interactive activities for Foundation Stage children.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/ Online activities for Foundation Stage.
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/reading_printables.html Printable high frequency word lists – an essential!
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-resources.html Phonic resources.
http://www.starfall.com/ Phonic games and activities.
http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html Numeracy games for Reception children.
http://www.poissonrouge.com/ Over 200 games, activities and animations. Great for confidence building and exploration.
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc-home/vtc-ey-home.htm Various Early Years activities.
http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm Games designed to help children with basic number concepts.