Mrs Anne Garrad
Assistant Head, EYFS Lead, Elm Class Teacher, PSHE and Personal Dvpt Lead
Who am I?
This half term we are finding out all about ourselves and what makes us special. We share our special "All about me" boxes together with our friends, so that they can find out about our families, what we like to do, some of our special things...
We learn about our body parts and how we are the same and different.
We learn Nursery Rhymes through story maps and sing them with actions. We also try to 'write' our own versions and adaptations. We do our own bespoke writing programme "Finger Fit" where we do a daily cutting, sticking and making activity alongside emergent writing to improve our physical fine motor skills.
In maths, we look at early number and dive deeply into the true value of each number starting from 0.
We can't wait to share our learning with you on Tapestry.
- Daily equipment - Please send your child with a water bottle every day and a coat appropriate for the weather. Please could wellington boots be brought into school as we will use our outdoor area as much as possible, including when it's raining. Please apply sun cream in the morning (where needed) and send a named bottle for your child to re-apply if required.
- PE - with Mr Dart is on a Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child brings their P.E kit to school EVERY DAY. Please ensure that each item is clearly labelled.
- Home Learning - Each week we will keep you up to date with your child's phonics group and home learning related to this. We will give you links to useful videos which you can use daily to support your child at home. We also set a little home learning task each week for you to do which will support the work we do in school. As always, we are here to provide you extra support if required.
- Tapestry Learning Journeys - We use Tapestry online learning journeys in two ways 1) To document what your child is doing in class, whether that be whole class special moments/events or individual/group work showing what your child is doing. There will sometimes be an indication of next steps which will help you to know what you can do to support your child. We actively encourage parents/carers to comment, like and add their own observations of things that have been done at home (this can be places you've visited, special family events, wow moments of achievement or related to home learning set). (2) As a communicative tool - To keep parents/carers informed about things they might need, latest groupings in phonics etc. It is essential that parents/carers login to Tapestry as regularly as possible to stay in the loop. We value communication with you and positive contributions which you can make towards your child's special learning journey full of wonderful memories of this milestone first year.