2Aims of the Session Share the ethos of Gwyn Jones Primary School Learn more about the curriculum your child will followInformation about RML
3We are working together to make Gwyn Jones a school where: All pupils achieve high standards The curriculum is balanced and broad Quality teaching promotes successful learning Pupils feel secure and self-confident, supported and respected There is equality of opportunity Every member of the school community is a learner The school premises are used to enhance the quality of teaching and learning Staff are confident, knowledgeable and innovative Partnership is a key word The school is part of the local community Everyone is involved in systematic improvement People are happy and enthusiasticVision Statement
4Staff Teachers Janita Arif Jolene Easedale Tanzella Tariq EARLY YEARS PractitionersElliot BrownMaryam Choudhry / Cheryl ColesZarkar AktarAngela ChalonTenika Parker
5Welcome to Gwyn Jones Foundation Stage Today’s MeetingTo give you an overview of the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and its curriculumTo find out how the school day is organised.l
6What is the Early Years Foundation Stage ( E.Y.F.S)? The E.Y.F.S. is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year.It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.It is developed around 4 themes that underpin the EYFS1. A unique Child- Observe what a child is learning2. Positive Relationships- What adults can doEnabling Environments- What adults could provideLearning and Developing- Children’s achievementsthrough the above
7Areas of learning… The New Foundation Stage Curriculum for 2012 PRIME AREASPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentCommunication and LanguagePhysical DevelopmentThese are crucial for developing children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.Then there are 4 SPECIFIC AREAS4. Literacy;5. Mathematics;6. Understanding the world;7. Expressive arts and design
8Personal, Social and Emotional Development Become self-confident and self aware;Making and building relationshipsKnow what their own needs are;Dress and undress independently;Become independentManage feelings and behavior - tell the difference between right and wrong.
9Communication and Language Encourages children to develop conversational skills in a rich language environment and in a range of situationsWill help children to develop listening and concentration skills.Enables children to express themselves and understand and act on instructions given to them.
10Physical Development Supports children’s healthy development. Provides opportunities for using a range of large and small equipment.Helps them to develop a sense of space around themselves and others.Encourages balance.Develops practical skills such as dressing, undressing etcHandling equipment and tools effectively including pencils for writing.Fine motor skills
11Literacy Reading- Continue a rhyming string link sounds and letters Segment sounds in words and blend themRead words and simple sentencesWriting- Encourages children to develop pencil control and to begin to make marks on paper.Communicate meaning through clearly identifiable lettersWrite for a wide range of purpose- name, labels
12RML Programme designed to get children reading and writing quickly. Learn sounds, how to sound‐blend, letter formation and spellingBooks encourage sound‐blending and because they cover sounds quickly children can access more textsChildren remember a lot of what they are taught when they talk about it.”
13RML A Systematic Approach Sounding and blending words Reading words Reading textComprehension
14RML Organisation of the Scheme • Half and hour a day, 25 minutes for Reception• Small groupings with children working with others ofa very similar ability• Group by reading ability following assessments• Progress of children is overseen by a manager
15Hear it Say it Read it Write it RMLHear it Say it Read it Write it
17RMLFred Talk• Talking in sounds so children realise words are made of sounds• Play games with it• Litter the day with Fred talk• Only use single syllable words e.g. cat• Don’t use plurals e.g. hens• Only use it for words at the end of a sentence
18RML Partner Work • Key aspect in the Ruth Miskin phonics programme • Stay with the same partner for half a term• Working partnership• Develop praise words and stop and check words touse with partners, as a whole class
19RML Reading and Writing • Reading and writing activities are built intoweekly lesson plans• Children are taught to read and form lettersfirst• Writing progress is structured and steady so that children feel they are achieving andremain motivated
20RML Reading Activities 1. Practise reading Speed Sounds 2. Read Green and Red challenge words3. Listen to the introduction4. Discuss vocabulary check5. Read the story (or Ditty)6. Re‐read story and discuss questions7. Read with fluency and expression8. Answer the questions to read and answer9. Practise reading speed words
21RML Writing Activities 1. Play Fred rhythms for spelling 2. Play Fred fingers for spelling3. Carry out spelling check4. Take a spelling test5. Hold a sentence6. Build a sentence7. Edit for spelling/punctuation8. Write a composition9. Write a guided composition
22Topics for this term Ourselves Core books to support topic Celebrations
23Mathematical Development NumberHelps children to count up to ten and beyond.Supports children's understanding of numbersShape, space and measureEncourages the use of mathematical words such as greater, smaller, heavier, lighter, more, less etcDevelops skills in comparing and sorting objects.Supports children’s understanding of shape and size including 2D and 3D shapes..
24Understanding the World People and communities- Helps children to gain an understanding of their worldEncourages them to look at changes over time (History)Encourages them to explore, observe and investigate their environment (Science)Helps to develop designing and making skills (DT)Will give your children the opportunity to understand and use information and communication technology and understand how it is used in homes and schools (ICT).
25Expressive Arts and Design Inspires children to explore colour and colour changes.Helps them to explore a variety of materials, tools and techniquesExperiment with colour, design, and texturesDevelops an interest in music, singing, music-making and dancing.Develops confidence and imagination.
26A typical day in our Foundation Class… 8.50 Welcome and self register.9.10 Welcome period for parents endsLiteracy directed adult initiated group work and self directed play10: Numeracy directed group work and self directed play11.20 get ready for lunch - tidy up and song11:30-12:30 Lunch12: Registration/ maths songs or storyLearning Challenge Curriculum/KUW/Creative2.45 Tidy away, story and Home .
27SingingChildren have a structured music session with Mrs Ellis our music coordinator each week.Children learn songs and use musical instruments as part of the classroom curriculum
28What can you do to help your child’s learning when they begin school? Sharing books, talking about the picturesReading Book, make comments in their reading diaryRead/share books at least 3 times a weekOngoing-encourage mark making, shopping lists etc.Encourage children to talk.Practise counting at any time-climbing the stairs, shopping etcPlay simple board gamesSing number rhymes and songs together
29Uniform Please ensure that names are in EVERYTHING!!! Send coats EVERYDAYSensible shoes and no jewellery
30The First Few weeks ...There can be a lot to remember in the first few days, but please do not worry as your child will quickly be teaching you the routines!All clothing named!Water bottleBook bag everydayFruit is available throughout the school dayLunch boxes or hot school dinner
31Other matters…Please let us know if someone different is collecting your child!MedicalAny sickness, diarrhoea, must be followed by at least 24 hours absence.Head lice are common! Please check regularly and treat as recommended.Any absence requires a telephone call to the school office by 9:15amAny prescribed medication can only be administered by prior arrangement with the school office
32Parent mail All letters and school information is sent via parentmail. All payments are made via parentmail.Please make sure you have signed up – the office have your individual registration log in details.
33Thank youWe look forward to a happy partnership in your child's first year at school and beyond.Useful website: