2 for encouraging your children to be independent by: Thank you!for encouraging your children to be independent by:Letting them come into school on their own and put their things away.Ensuring that they have lots of practice doing things for themselves at home (getting dressed, tidying up etc).Naming all their clothes.
3 Daily RoutinesChildren are encouraged to drink water whenever they need it during the day.Children can ask the teacher whenever they need the toilet.Children have one snack in the morning and one in the afternoon.
4 What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum? The EYFS curriculum runs from birth to five. It has seven aspects of learning:PRIME AREAS:Personal, social and emotional developmentCommunication and languagePhysical developmentSPECIFIC AREAS:LiteracyMathematicsUnderstanding the WorldExpressive Arts and Design
5 Children have access to 3 areas which support their learning: The classrooms (Red, Blue and Green Bays)The central area (Yellow Bay)The outside areaThe children ‘rotate’ around all of these areas ensuring they gain a balanced and stimulating learning experience. There is a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities throughout.The outside area is used in all weather for a wide variety of learning activities.
6 ReadingChildren will have daily differentiated phonics sessions and learn matching actions for each phoneme.Children are given lots of opportunities to retell and act out stories.Children will be given an individual reading book which will be changed at least twice a week.As well as teaching blending of familiar sounds, we also encourage the children to recognise 45 common words by sight.
7 How can you support your child? Look at the topics to be covered during the week which are displayed on the notice board and on the school website.Share the books sent home and write comments in their reading record.Talk to your child, encourage them to organise and clarify their thinking and ideas.Encourage them to be independent and resilient!
8 Parent HelpersWe really value the extra support parent helpers offer us.All parents working with children MUST have a DBS check and have attended a safeguarding course.Jobs will include book changing, hearing readers and sticking and filing!!