Welcome to our Early Years page.
We hope that you will find this page useful. It will have topic curriculum information, website links and presentation notes in addition to our Tapestry page where we will be sharing our weekly news.
Week Ending Friday 18th September 2020
As Tapestry is not yet up and running we thought we would put a short update on here to let you know how FANTASTIC your children have been this week. They have come into school with smiles on their faces (and hopefully gone home with them too!) Lunch has been brilliant and the children have enjoyed a range of activities based on the information we gathered from your home zoom visit. We have been super lucky with the glorious weather this week - next week unfortunately is not forecast to be so great so please ensure your children come prepared.
Next week we will start to introduce some more routines and rules to ensure that we are all happy and safe. We will continue to observe the children to help us complete our baseline assessments so that we have a sound knowledge of where each child is and how to move them on in their learning. Our topic for this half term is Marvellous Me and you can find an overview of this below.
We would like to decorate our home corner with 'family portraits' so that the children have something familiar in there to talk to their friends about. We would be extremely grateful if you could send in a family photograph to be displayed to help with this activity.
Please remember to send in a named water bottle each day. Don't forget that on Monday our school day runs in line with the rest of the school. Please refer to the email you have received from the office with the details of drop off and pick up times. All copies of letters sent home can be found on the school website.
Please remember that long hair must be tied back at all times and elaborate hair accessories must not be worn.
PE, once started, should be a plain white t shirt and navy or black shorts plus a navy or black tracksuit as the weather gets colder.
Outdoor trainers are also needed. We will inform you of PE days and your child will need to come in to school in their kit on that day.
ALL items of clothing must be clearly named. Unnamed items are stored for a short period. Please also ensure that your child has not brought home any items of clothing that do not belong to them.
Please ensure snack and cooking money is paid up to date via ParentPay.
Once your child turns 5 they will stop receiving free milk the Monday of the week of their birthday. You will need to sign up to the Cool Milk scheme in advance of this if you would like them to continue having milk.
As a school we have invested in Tapestry as a method of recording your child's learning and progress during their time in Early Years. Staff will upload weekly observations of individuals or groups, linking this to the Early Years Curriculum areas and where appropriate age and stage the observation. On the Early Years Page we will also send any notifications of events, reminders and requests. Please note, that due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum and that we follow the children's interests, some events may be planned at short notice. We thank you in advance for your co operation and support with such events.
We request that once you have read an observation, either your own child or the Early Years page, that you acknowledge this by 'liking' the observation. This helps us to ensure that messages are getting out to parents.
Tapestry is a two way platform and we encourage you to add your own observations of your child's learning.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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