In our class you will find:
Mrs Brackley/ Miss Boucher
Ms Jaffe & Mrs Swain
Welcome to our school and to your new class, Wrens! You will have lots of fun meeting new children whilst getting used to your new school and being part of the St Johns family. This term we will be exploring lots of different topics that will capture your learning through personal experiences and interests, the immediate world around you and exciting cultural celebrations.
: You will be starting your daily phonics sessions, exploring books and building your confidence in holding a pencil, writing your name and to begin writing words and talk about your writing.
: You will be looking at numbers to 5 by reciting, recognising, subsidising and ordering whilst practicing your number formations.
: You will be looking at your school and identifying the people who help, look at where you live and explore the season of Autumn and Winter.
: You will be exploring colour by mixing paints whilst looking at the artist Miro. You will also be looking at rhythm, pulse and sound using the composer Mozart, Allegro from A Little Night Music.
: Getting dressed and undressed ready for P.E and learning how to manipulate a ball in variety of different ways.
: You will be looking at new beginnings by building new friendships and understanding the school rules.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage at St John's, we follow the new statutory EYFS curriculum. This focuses on 7 key areas of learning; communication and language, physical development, numeracy, literacy, personal social and emotional development, expressive arts and design and understanding the world. Much of this learning is carried out through play and exploring, alongside guided groups with adults.
We encourage the children to access the resources around the classroom and outdoor area independently, and promote the development self-care skills.
Children in Robins and Wrens have access to the outdoor area together. This gives the children the opportunity to develop friendships with children in both classes. The children will be included in planning some of the provision for the outdoor area, as well as activities planned by the adults.
Partnership between parents and school is more important than ever and we hope to continue working with you all to ensure the best start in your child's education. Please keep an eye on your child’s Google Classroom account as activities may be set to help with the learning that is taking place in school.
Our P.E day is on a Monday, however this could change without notice, therefore we ask that kit bags are brought in on a Monday morning and kept in school for the duration of the half term. Your child's P.E kit needs to include shorts/jogging trousers, P.E t-shirt and plimsolls. It is important your child has the correct footwear for PE as we will go on the field when the weather is nice. Please remember to tie long hair back, and remove all jewellery, including earrings. We are unable to remove any jewellery so either remove before attending school or ensure that your child can remove themselves.
In addition to their P.E kit, your child will also need the following each day (Everything needs to named):