Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The EYFS Team:
Mrs Franek - Reception teacher, Forest School and Early Years Lead
Mrs Bevins - Nursery teacher (every morning, Monday-Friday) and school SENDCo
and our fantastic teaching assistants
Mrs Delmaine (all day Monday-Thursday)
Mrs Owen (all day Wednesday - Friday)
Mrs Warner (all day Monday, Tuesday and Friday)
Mrs Bevins will cover my admin time every Friday afternoon
We are looking forward to an action packed half term full of fun learning!
Mrs Franek and Mrs Bevins
Our topic for Summer Two is:
'Water (Commotion in the Ocean!)'
Week 3: Pirates. Do you know any pirate songs or rhymes? What is a pirate ship’s flag called?
Key texts: Various picture story books, poems and rhymes
Can you make a flag for a pirate’s ship or a treasure map? Can you make a treasure box using junk materials? What would you put inside it? Can you write one or two sentences about a pirate adventure, for example, finding treasure on an island or travelling on a stormy sea?
Week 4: Travelling by water. Can you describe a ferry? What is a cargo ship and what might it carry? How many water vehicles can you name? What is a hovercraft? What is a journey? What is a cruise? Can you name somewhere you have travelled to and what did you do there? Can you describe a map? Name some oceans - how many do you know?
Key texts: Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide and non-fiction books
Try making some of the following things:
- A map
- A travel page of your favourite place and then add some labels? For example, a beach scene and label it ‘rock pool’ / ‘sandcastle’ / ‘beach hut’ / ‘crab’ / ‘picnic food’ etc.
- A holiday travel ticket or voucher – don’t forget to add you name and how much the ticket cost
- A water safety poster
Please do share your ideas with us.
What is a superhero? Can you name some superhero characters? What sort of power would you like to have and why? Be a brilliant superhero and find out some important facts about staying safe when you’re near any type of water. What power could you have using water? How strong are you? What sort of super things can you do, for example ride a bike, skip, run fast and change directions, jump, hop, set the table, wash-up, make your bed etc? Can anyone be a superhero? Can you name some water sports? Are you learning to swim?
Key texts: Nat Fantastic, by Giles Andreae / Super Daisy, by Kes Gray
Can you write a message to a superhero to find out more about them? Or write a sentence about your favourite superhero character and share it with our class? You could draw your superhero and add a speech bubble with some action words, for example Pow! And Zap!
Weeks 6 and 7: New adventures. What is an adventure? Can you talk about one of your favourite adventures? Who was with you and what exciting things did you do?
Look out for information about a special EYFS event in school!
Key text: Various
Please feel free to add any learning on to Tapestry and we can show the class.
We wish you all a very happy summer break. Have lots of fun before your new adventures in Year One!
Habits of Mind:
There will be a different growth mindset focus each week (some will be repeated to match a topic area or event). Please ask your child to tell you about our 'I can....' achievements board and our class rainbow and magic cloud.
Week 1: Wow (Proud of what I can do)
Week 2: Try Something New (Have a go Hero)
Week 3: Using All Senses (Super Explorer)
Week 4: Perseverance (Keep It Up Captain)
Week 5: Try Something New (Have a go Hero)
Week 6: Find Out More (Link and Learn)
Week 7: Wow (Proud of what I can do)
Please talk to your child about Ruby Reflection and Robert Resilience. What do Ruby and Robert like to do in school?
A weekly guide:
Show and Tell: (one topic related item only)
We will advise you when this activity will be starting - please do NOT send any items into school at the moment.
Wednesday (return day):
Reading and shared reading books, reading records and library books:
These need to be returned so they can be changed and ready to go home every Friday. Nursery children will not have a shared book until later in the spring term.
Reading and shared reading books and reading records:
Books go home. Please make a short comment about your child's reading and interest in their book/s. If you have any queries, please come and see me. Reading books and records should be kept in your child's book bag every day as they may be shared with an adult in school (see above for return details).
PE takes place either in the school hall or outside (weather permitting). Children can come dressed in PE kit (House t-shirts are optional for children in Nursery). If you wish to purchase a House t-shirt, please contact us if you unsure which House your child is in.
We have a fantastic school library with an excellent range of picture books for our EYFS children to enjoy choosing from and to share with their family at home.
We plan to visit the library every Friday to select one book to take home every week. Please make sure that your child's library book is returned the following Wednesday morning, or when they are next in school for their usual session later in the week. Unfortunately, we are not able to issue a new book unless the previous one has been returned.
Further information about the EYFS can be found on 'Parent Zone' - 'Information for EYFS Parents'
A water bottle and warm waterproof coat should be brought into school every day.
PLEASE NAME ALL ITEMS, thank you.
We are looking forwards to getting to know the children and finding out about their interests and learning styles. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns about your child's wellbeing or learning during their time with us.
Mrs Franek and Mrs Bevins
'Working together to be the best we can.'