Welcome to EYFS
Teacher: Miss Wright
HLTAs: Mrs Brackley and Mrs Boucher
TAs: Mrs Jaffe and Miss Ashton
We are excited to welcome you to our St Johns family and begin your first term in Wren Class. This term we will be exploring lots of different topics that will capture your learning through cultural celebrations, wide range of stories and personal experiences and interests.
Literacy: Exploring books and discussing them; Nursery rhymes; Writing our name; Letter formations.
Numeracy: Counting, recognising, ordering numbers to 10; number formation.
Understanding the world: Our school - who helps us?; Local area - where do we live?; Autumn; RE - God and creation.
Expressive Art and Design: Exploring media and resources; Exploring instruments; Songs.
Personal Social and Emotional Development: New beginnings
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.
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.
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 below. 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 Monday morning 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 earrings.
In addition to their P.E kit, your child will also need the following each day (Everything needs to named):