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" and "lambs". Pictures and some videos can also 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 a short whole class focus. 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. This is followed by outdoor learning through play for everyone before returning to the classroom for a short, focussed phonics session for reception and phase 1 phonics for nursery.
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 afternoon session begins at 1.15pm with registration and a short whole class or year group 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 Tuesday morning each week.
PE is on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Bailey.
Reading book exchange for reception children is on Thursday each week.
Whole school worship and celebration of achievements assembly is held every Friday morning.