Autumn A 2019
Welcome to Wren's class page!
In our class you will find
Class Teacher : Mrs Taylor
HLTA : Mrs Brackley/ Mrs Rice
TA : Ms Jaffe
We are very excited that you have joined our St John's family!
This half term we will be providing lots of exciting learning opportunities for the children to explore with the adults in your class. All the children will be busy making friends and exploring their new classroom, and the outdoor learning environment.
In the early years foundation stage at St John's, we follow the Development Matters 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.
The children will be learning to read and write their names; focussing on letter formation and orientation, and reading and writing numbers; focussing on counting and matching objects to numbers. There will also be lots of opportunities to dance, sing, paint, draw, build, and act. 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.
In R.E we will be learning about Creation, and Harvest. We will be looking at different stories and 'Special books' which help to teach about Harvest and saying thank you.
During the term we will begin learning the initial phase 2 sounds in our phonics sessions. We will be learning how to orally blend and segment sounds, to read and spell. Phonics sessions are fun, interactive sessions, using Jolly Phonics.
Sounds will be sent home at the end of each week, and can be kept at home for your child to practise. These sounds are in line with the sounds we have been learning in school. It is important that you learn the weekly sounds with your child to help consolidate their understanding. A secure knowledge of sounds will support your child in reading and writing. In addition to this your child will bring home a reading book of their choice from the book corner. At St John's we aim to promote a love of reading and story telling; therefore it is important you listen to your child read and encourage them change their book daily.
Support in pronouncing the sounds, and phonics activities can be found under the 'About us' tab, 'curriculum' and then 'sounds and reading'. Please ask a member of the Early Years teaching team if you would like any additional support.
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 and kept in school for the duration of the week. 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 earnings.
In addition to their P.E kit, your child will also need the following each day: