What is my my child learning this term?
Here is a summary of the EYFS Spring 2018 curriculum
Each child in the Foundation Stage will be given a Home Learning Journal. These books are designed to celebrate your child’s experiences at home. The journals will be shared in class on a weekly basis so please make sure they are always in your child’s book bag.
It is really important that you read with your child every day. All children across the Early Years will receive a reading book and a yellow reading record. The children are also welcome to take home a book from the class library on a daily basis and we would encourage you to become members of your local library to enjoy as many books as possible with your child.
The children in Nursery will be given a new reading book once a week.
It is very important that all your child’s clothing is clearly named. Also please make sure your child brings in a spare change of clothes that can be kept in their bag. In Tiny Tim the children need two changes of clothes. The children have access to sand, water and paint as well as other activities that can get messy. They are encouraged to wear an apron for all these things, however accidents happen and therefore a change of clothes is needed. The children need to feel independent when putting on and taking off their shoes so ensure they have Velcro or buckles they can manage. Laces are not safe so we ask you do not buy shoes with laces when buying new shoes.
How parents can be involved in home learning
There are many ways that parents can be involved in their child’s learning in Reception – listen to your child read daily; help with home learning; ensure your child wears full school uniform and has PE kit in school. Across all three classes: read stories together, offer any expert help relevant to the topics, send in materials we can use for junk modelling, share WOW moments that you observe with the class adults. Wow moments are when you see your child try or do something new which can be anything from laying the table independently to climbing to the top of a climbing frame or dancing in front of an audience to helping a younger sibling learn letter sounds.