Welcome to Early Years

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child in to Early Years. Early Years is an exciting year where children learn through play, and begin to develop their confidence and independence. Learning is built around children’s interests; therefore topics are created to promote learning and inspire the children

Home learning:

Each week the children will take home two reading books that are to be completed and returned the same week. Occasionally, the children will be set a takeaway task which will be based around the current topic.

Other Information:

P.E will be on a Tuesday, so please could you ensure that the children have the correct kit in school on this day. Also on a Tuesday, there will be Spanish lessons. On a Thursday, the children will have music lessons. Mrs Jackson will teach the class on Wednesdays. Support staff includes Mrs Manning and Mrs Colbourne.

Assessment for learning:

The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework outlines 7 areas of learning. This includes three prime areas of personal, social and emotional development, physical development, and communication and language. It also sets out specific areas of learning which include literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design. All children are assessed against all areas of learning using Target Tracker. This system allows children, teachers and parents to assess progress in learning.

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