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St Joseph's Roman CatholicPrimary School

To grow daily in God's love, blossoming in His will

EYFS

Welcome to the EYFS class page, I hope to update this page regularly with pictures of our learning in the Foundation class of reception "chicks" and nursery "bunnies".

Pictures can also often be found in the gallery.

We pride ourselves in following a child-centred approach in the EYFS class and try to meet the individual needs of all children wherever possible. With this in mind there is a great deal of flexibility in our planning, but we do tend to have familiar daily routines as follows: 

9.45-9.55 children arrive in school and take part in self-registration, finding their name card and adding to the display and signing in for the reception children and more able nursery children. Children are taught to develop independence in putting their book bags and water bottles in the appropriate boxes before making their lunch choices. Carefully selected and enhanced learning resources are available for children to access from the moment they arrive- we call this the continuous provision.

Formal registration is done once all the children are happily settled in class, the children take turns to estimate how many children are at school before practising careful counting to check how accurate their estimation has been. We all then join in with the morning prayer followed by separate nursery and reception phonics teaching sessions. The children then access a combination of adult led activities and self-chosen learning activities in our indoor and outdoor areas. 

All children help to tidy the classroom in preparation for a mid morning snack of milk (or water) and fruit. Sometimes a "rolling snack" is provided. This is followed by outdoor learning through play for everyone before returning to the classroom for a short, focussed maths teaching session for reception and nursery in separate groups. 

The morning session ends by praying the a simple version of the Examen, when we say our "Thank you", our "Sorry" and our "Promise" to God, followed by our lunchtime prayer. The morning nursery children then go home while others go to the hall for lunch and playtime/exercise time.

The afternoon session begins at 1.15pm with registration and a short whole class or year group teaching session before more adult-led and self-chosen learning activities using the indoor and outdoor environments.

Before we know it, it's all hands on deck to tidy the indoor and outdoor areas ready for our home time prayers. 

Library book exchange is on Wednesday morning each week.

PE is on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Bailey. 

Reading book exchange for reception children will be on Thursday each week, with new books set home on Fridays. 

Whole school worship and celebration of achievements assembly is held every Friday morning.

A general weekly timetable can be found in the link below:

Summer term medium term Plans. April, 2022

Spring term medium term plans. January, 2022

Anti-Bullying Week Class Assembly.

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On Friday morning our wonderful Reception children led the whole school assembly with the focus on why it is important to use kind words and the effect that the way we speak to others can affect how others feel. We were all wearing odd socks to highlight how we are all different and all special in our own way.
We hope you enjoy this short video of the assembly, there are more photographs from Anti-bullying week on the gallery page.

Our plans for the second Autumn half term

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