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What is my my child learning this term?

Spring Term 2018

Here is a summary of the EYFS Spring 2018 curriculum

Home Learning
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.

Children in Reception will be given a homework sticker in their books that will provide parents with an idea of the learning that has been going on in the classroom and the types of things you might like to explore with your children. We also encourage you to stick in photos from family experiences or your child’s independent drawings etc.

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. In Reception your child’s teacher will add comments to the yellow journal regarding your child’s progress and areas of reading that they need to focus on. Please also take a moment to add a comment of your own to let us know how it’s going. 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 Reception will be given a new reading book three times a week (starting in Week 3) which can be read together. We will be running information sessions for parents on how best to support their child’s reading progress throughout the term and you will receive more information on this shortly.

If your child is in Reception they must have their PE kit. This includes a white T-shirt, blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms and black plimsolls.

Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit ready for their PE session first thing. They will then get changed into their school uniform after the session.

Please note, children in nursery and reception classes will be on the move, climbing, running and jumping throughout the day so wearing uniform and shoes that fit well is essential.

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.