Welcome to Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage)
The EYFS Staff
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff support the children as they embark on their learning journey through our school.
The EYFS team consists of: Mrs Devereux, Mrs Lockhart and Mrs Daniell the Teachers and Mrs Collinson, Mrs Sparey, Mrs Aravindan, Mrs O’Kane, Mrs Whitehead and Mrs Moore the Teaching Assistants.
What our week looks like
EYFS parents and carers are welcome to come in to class for our Early Morning Task each day from 8:30am and stay until 8:45am when we begin the day together with a prayer. This is a great opportunity to complete a task with your child within their classroom. It is also an opportunity to have short conversations or pass messages onto one of the EYFS staff members. If you are unable to stay during Early Morning Task then please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher or another member of the EYFS team at home time and we will always be happy to help/support in whatever way we can.
In EYFS, our home learning involves reading our home reading book and practising recognising and, when ready, blending sounds to read words. Just 10 minutes every day dedicated to practising reading skills is so beneficial to young children.
Both EYFS classes have PE every Monday and Friday. We need to come into school dressed in our PE kit on these days – a white polo t-shirt, school tie and plain black jogging bottoms.
Outside each classroom there is a welly boot rack ready to be used. Everyone needs to have their welly boots named and in school every day so they can be worn for OPAL fun every lunchtime as well as during our weekly Forest School sessions with Mrs Sysum. Please ensure your child has clearly named waterproof clothing that can go on top of their school uniform to ensure your child can access all of OPAL play at lunchtimes.
We are looking forward to having a great start to school life together!
Little Wandles Letters and Sounds
Please click on the image below to open up the Little Wandle website for further guidance on how we teach phonics