EYFS 2023 - 2024
Welcome to the Spring Term in EYFS
Ladybirds will be taught by Miss Hegarty. Miss Gunner will be the Teaching Assistant supporting the class.
Caterpillars will be taught by Mrs Oakes (Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Mondays) and Mrs Day (Thursday, Friday and alternate Mondays). Mrs Noden will the Teaching Assistant supporting the class Monday-Wednesday and Mrs Wilmot will support the class on a Thursday and Friday.
Our topics for the Spring Term are based around the stories 'Lost and Found' and 'What the Ladybird Heard'.
Our first topic for this half term is ‘The Lost Penguin’ where we will be involved in a narrative immersion based around the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will be enjoying lots of activities including finding out about penguins, listening to stories about lost toys, learning songs about penguins, finding out about animals and their habitats, making boats and investigating floating and sinking, making lost posters and writing postcards from the South Pole.
Early Years Foundation Stage
In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which is divided in to 7 areas of learning. All areas of learning are interconnected and implemented through carefully planned, purposeful play based around the children's interests.
Personal, Social and Emotional development;
Communication and Language;
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
In Reception we learn through a range of teacher directed and child-initiated activities which take place both inside and outside the classroom. We focus on building positive relationships with the children where the children feel supported and learn to be strong and independent learners.
Every morning the children have a break time when they have the opportunity to have a healthy snack. Please send your child to school with a healthy snack. In the afternoon, children will be provided with fresh fruit.
PE lessons will be on a Monday afternoon. Children will also take part in 'Fitness Friday' every Friday and will therefore need to wear their PE kit on both Monday and Friday.
Children will be required to come to school wearing their full PE Kit. As they will have to wear their PE kit throughout the whole school day, the children will need to be suitably dressed and prepared for indoors, outdoors and all weather conditions. A waterproof jacket is a necessity, in case of poor weather. Children will also need to come in wearing a sensible pair of sports trainers.
Read, Write, Inc.
As a RWI school we have access to fantastic videos which we use in school to support children in learning their sounds. We have put all the videos on a school page which you can access to support your child in learning them. We would appreciate you continuing to support your child with learning and retaining their sounds. https://sites.google.com/elworthce.cheshire.sch.uk/phonics/home
Every Friday we will email you the sounds the children have been learning. We will include links to videos the children can watch at home and sound books for them to write the sound in. Please do complete this with your child. Encouraging them to hold their pencil correctly, use the hand writing phrase to help them practise forming the letter and supporting them to read the sound after they have written it.