Early Years 2022 - 2023

Mrs Dodd

Early Years Teacher
EY Lead

Mrs Rowland

Early Years Teacher

We are always very busy and our learning happens in lots of ways. You will see us playing or is that what we are really doing? 

For example, some of us were fishing in the water. But what were we catching? Numicon pieces and matching them to the corresponding digit. We worked together to decide who had which piece and which number should match it. We listened to each other really carefully and helped each other to solve the problem and organise our catch!

In Early Years, we learn to become independent and think for ourselves. We learn to overcome problems and think how we would change things if we were to do them again. 

We have daily phonics sessions when we learn new letters and their sounds and then we use them in our reading and writing. We also follow Pathways to Write, where we enjoy lots of new books and base our reading and writing around each text. We believe becoming a skilled, attentive reader starts at the earliest stages. We work hard on our number skills in a daily taught session and also in our own time in the Maths area. 

In the afternoons we focus on learning about our world, history and geography. We have i-pads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. We also get to take part in Forest School. Each half term we have a session where we do activities from ranging from learning about forest animals to toasting marshmallows.

We have snack available all day, where we enjoy healthy fruit and vegetables and a drink of water.
We always give new learners and visitors a friendly welcome, so come and see our exciting environment. 

Things You Need to Know:

PE  We do PE on Thursday mornings, please ensure that the children arrive in school in their P.E kits ready to go!

Names  Please check all clothing, water bottles, lunchboxes are clearly named.  Names that are written onto labels may wash off during the year and may need checking regularly.

Nut & Kiwi Free School  Please do not send your child to school with any food that contains nuts or kiwi fruit.

Water Bottles  We encourage the children to bring a water bottle each day, please ensure it is only water.  If your child is having a packed lunch please send a separate drink. 

Absence  If your child is poorly please call or email the school office as early as possible, the answerphone system is available 24/7, call 01606 74164 option 1.

SRE (Sexual, Relationship Education) in Early Years

In Early Years, children will be taught;

To show a range of feelings when appropriate.

To be sensitive to the needs of others.

To form good relationships with adults and peers

To work as part of a group, taking turns and sharing fairly.

To consisder the consequences of their actions.

To understand that people have different needs, views, cultures and beliefs.

To interact with others, taking turns in conversations.

To manage their own personal hygiene. 


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EY/KS1 Sports Day, by Mrs Parr