Staff in our phase
Mrs Stone, Mrs Ayling and Mrs Barker are the class teachers in the EYFS.
Mrs Stone teaches in Ducklings (M T W TH F) , Mrs Ayling (M T) and Mrs Barker (W Th F) teach the Chicks.
Mrs Pallett, Mrs Tedstone, Mrs Strongman and Mrs Smith also help us with our learning.
How we learn
In the EYFS we are always busy. We like to explore and learn through our play. We love having visitors into our classroom and going on adventures and trips.
Our day includes a Phonics session, where we are learning about Letters and Sounds. We have a Number session each day, and we spend lots of time listening to stories and enjoying books.
During the day we spend time outside in the EYFS garden, travelling to far away places in our pirate ship, making a delicious lunch in our mud kitchen, digging for treasure in the sandpit and sometimes looking for minibeasts in the garden. We love to be outside, no matter what the weather is like. We always have our wellington boots and coats with us.
We take part in regular PE sessions and also visit Forest School on a regular basis. In the woods we climb trees, explore the woodland, look after the animals that live there and have lots of time to work together. This term we have been building fires for cooking and keeping warm.
Our learning is supported by the adults and by our friends as we all learn together.
We have lots of fun and have lots of smiles.
What we are learning this term
Topic 1 - Hello
As we settle into our whole school topic of 'Hello' we will be getting to know each other, finding out about school life and settling into our daily routines,
Topic 2 - Castles, Knights, Princesses and Dragons
For our first big topic of the year we will be continuing our learning about ourselves, our families, our homes and our immediate environment and finding out about what it was like to live in a castle. We will be making comparisons between our own homes and castles.
What would it be like to live in a castle?
What jobs did people have who lived in castles?
Are dragons real? Who are the heroes?
As part of our learning, we will also have a mini topic about Autumn and Harvest, where we will find out about changes in the seasons, and talk about farms. During this exciting 2 week block we are hoping to have a sharing assembly with parents and are looking forward to some special feathery visitors.
We will be starting our Phase 2 phonics journey, as we start to learn new phonemes and start reading. In Maths we will be matching and comparing objects and numbers. We will be playing games and exploring numbers.
We will be learning inside and outside every day, so we need to have wellington boots in school (These can stay in school) and we will all need a coat.
Bookbags need to come into school every day.
Children in the EYFS do not need to bring in snacks or toys into school.
We will be taking part in weekly PE sessions and Forest School Sessions in our school woodland area.