Our Class Governor:
To be Updated
Staff in Our Class:
How can you support at home?
Homework in EYFS:
The children take their book bags home every night to read, 10 minutes each day will really support their progress. Home reading really does make a difference!!
The children have a homework project activity book in which they complete tasks every 2 weeks. A sheet of activities is given out at the beginning of each half term The children really enjoy these projects which allow them to approach learning in a creative way. We appreciate all the support given at home and very much encourage “parent power” throughout the year.
Spelling Bee words and Tricky words are sent home throughout the year.
Our Class Animal:
Each class, has been given a different animal (from a dragonfly all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups.
Our class is the dragonfly class. We felt that our classes should have their own identity and therefore all the classes in the Early Years are named after insects, the simplest but often very interesting creatures. The children enjoy talking and learning about mini-beasts throughout the year and love to spot pictures of dragonflies in our books. The children in the Dragonfly class will certainly fly this year secure in the knowledge that we are a fabulous group of children who will support each other to achieve our goals.
Did you know?
- A dragonfly symbolises change in almost every part of the world.
- A dragonfly represents deeper thinking and meaning of life.
- Dragonflies are agile fliers.
- Find out more and tell your class all about them!
- Where can we find out more about the dragonfly?
Do you know any more facts about dragonflies? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?
All About Me:
All about me. I am your child’s teacher, my name is Mrs Robson. I have taught in the Reception class for 5 years. I am an Early Years specialist and I thoroughly enjoy teaching the Dragonflies and find it very rewarding. This is my fifth year in Reception.
I have worked in the Early Years Stage for most of my teaching career. Each year I learn something new, I am always open to new ideas, listening to others and adapting my teaching to the needs of the children. Working with young children can be challenging, but I am building a foundation for learning and this makes me very proud.
I believe the learning environment is very important to young children and therefore provide the class with a stimulating room in which the children begin to learn independently, making links in their learning and building confidence. I work with a fantastic team of people who support me and the children.
In my spare time I enjoy painting, drawing and shopping!!
I enjoy collecting natural objects, so if you find a shell, a leaf or an interesting pebble, bring it into school for me to share with class!
Autumn 1 2017:
This term we are excited to investigate the seasons. We will be investigating our outdoor area looking for the changes. We will be painting Autumn leaves, and making collections of conkers, and sycamore leaves. The children will experience many areas of learning in the natural environment.
This term the children will practise their pencil grip when writing names and will learn numbers 1-10. We will be practising physical skills such as dressing and undressing ourselves, balancing and using space.
The children will enjoy their new class. All of them will have their favourite area, some enjoying the bricks in the Construction area whilst some will enjoy dressing up in the Role play house corner. All of them will learn to read and write through daily Phonics and Literacy activities and will use numbers to 20 in our Numeracy groups.
The staff are looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know the whole family, working as partners and always valuing parent contributions.
Early Years Information
The EYFS Curriculum:
Literacy Reading: children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read. Writing: children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Understanding the world - People and communities: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. The world: children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Technology: children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
The EYFS Curriculum:
Mathematics Numbers: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore 12 characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Expressive arts and design - Exploring and using media and materials: children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. Being imaginative: children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.
Autumn 2017 Term:
In Dragonfly class this term we are looking forward to our new topic ”All about me” We are asking parents to join in by telling us all about their children, their successes and goals.
We are looking forward to our movie week the first week back. Our movie is the film “Trolls”. We will be basing our work on this
Topic and sharing our work with you as soon as we can. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and helping you to make progress this term.
Autumn 2017 Term Educational Visits:
This term we are going to visit Father Mark at St Michael’s Church in Castleford. We really enjoyed our visit and here is some of the valuable learning which takes place
- Links with the local community and prominent figures.
- Links to learning about different faiths and festivals.
- Encourages and develops vocabulary about different places.
- Opportunity to walk through the community, observing the surroundings, talking about directions , “which way next”. Making maps.
- Inspiration for discussion and comparisons between the school environment and unfamiliar environments such as a Church.
- Begins the discussion and comparisons of different religions.
- Great opportunity in the lead up to Christmas, discussing Christmas, special places and leads on to festivals such as Chinese New Year, Diwali and Hanukkah
- Helps the children to understand Religion and Christianity.
- Links to the topic of colour and light leading to work on properties of materials such as the glass in the stained glass windows.
- Exploring different materials in the church, stone, glass, wood, textures in fabric, light and dark.
- Stimulus for Literacy and Maths - recounts, lists, adjectives and in Maths comparison, shape and size and weight.
What do the children in our class have to say?