EYFS 2023 - 2024
Welcome To Reception
This page is for all our reception children in Ash and Oak class. We will use this page to share information with you and tell you about our topics and special events throughout the year.
Ash Class Teacher
Oak Class Teacher
PPA Teacher (Monday pm)
Ash Class TA
Oak Class TA
Our Topic for Autumn 1
After a few weeks of settling in, we will begin our literacy sessions, which this half term will be focused around the story ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. Through retelling the story, the children will practise their speaking and listening skills, learn new vocabulary and explore ways of making marks to represent key events and phrases.
This text brings lots of opportunities for the children to develop their Personal, Social & Emotional skills, where we will talk about our own and others’ emotions and the importance of bedtime routines. We will also use our investigative skills to find out how shadows are formed and which animals can be seen at night.
Our Maths for Autumn 1
We use the White Rose Maths scheme. Our initial maths focus this half term will be the phase ‘Match, Sort and Compare’, where the children will be matching, sorting and comparing objects. We will then move on to ‘Talk about Measure and Patterns’ where the children will be comparing size, mass and capacity and exploring and creating patterns. As well as direct teaching, the children will continuously explore maths through our learning landscape.
The children will take part in a PE session every Monday. The children are to come into school wearing their PE kit each Monday.
On Wednesdays we will be spending more time in our school woods doing forest school activities. If you have not yet done so please bring some named wellies to be kept in school.
We take full advantange of our outdoor classroom, woods and fields around school, so please ensure children have their coats each day incase of poor weather.
EYFS Stay and Play sessions
This is an opportunity for you to join your child in class, meet other parents and chat to staff. Please do not worry if you are unable to make any of these sessions, your child will have plenty of other children and staff to play with!
- Tuesday 26th September 2023 2.00-3.00pm
- Thursday 16th November 2023 2.00-3.00pm
- Wednesday 7th February 2024 2.00-3.00pm
- Wednesday 27th March 2024 2.00-3.00pm
- Tuesday 7th May 2024 2.00-3.00pm
- Tuesday 16th July 2024 2.30-3.00pm (parents/guardians invited).
Trips and Memorable Experiences
Topic - Peace at Last
Topic - The Three Little Pigs Bedtime stories PJ evening in school Thursday 9th November 2023 5.00-6.00pm
Topic - Crocodile Creek Reptile Experience in school Date t.b.c
Topic - The Pirates are Coming Pirate Day in school - dress as a pirate 1st March 2024
Topic - Gigantosaurus TeachRex in school Date t.b.c.
Topic - The Sea Saw Beach trip Date t.b.c.
Wider Learning Links
www.cbeebies.co.uk - Click on ‘games’ or ‘puzzles and games’ and scroll down to ‘sort games by’ and choose ‘learning area’ to choose the area of learning you would like your child to practise.
Cbeebies also has lots of information and clips to support other areas of our EYFS curriculum, such as Understanding the World (Chinese New Year, Diwali, growing plants) and Health and Self-Care (healthy eating, exercise), Expressive Arts and Design (art ideas). These are just a few of the topics that you can search for on this site. There are some lovely stories in the Radio section too!
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students - This is the Read Write Inc online eReader. We will give your child a login to this once they have reached the book stage in their phonics learning.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students - This video will explain the Read Write Inc Programme that your child will follow at Sutton Green.
www.ictgames.co.uk - This website has many literacy and numeracy games.
If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to us or contact us via the below email addresses:
Ash class (Mrs Richards) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak class (Miss Ellis) - email@example.com