EYFS – Mrs Millbank & Mrs Shevloff
Our Bears and Monkeys are happy to start school. They all are settled and eager to learn through play.
The phonics workshop was well attended by parents, however, if you were unable to attend please the link to the power point presentation below.
Indoor PE for Bears is on Mondays
Indoor PE for Monkeys is on Tuesdays
Remember that we go outside in all weathers so please dress weather appropriate. Wellies are useful to keep in school.
School reading books are changed on a Tuesday and Friday. Please remember to record when you’ve shared a book with your child in the reading diary.
Our Chatsworth Nativity will be taking place on Thursday 7th December 2017. Tickets can be purchased via Parent Pay.
The Beginning and End of the Day in Foundation Stage
The FS2 children will come in to class alone put their book bag in their correct coloured book box, then carry on to their peg where they will collect their sash. They will then return to their class, find their name card and place it in the name card box. They will then join in with the activity on the carpet.
The FS1 children will enter via the hexagonal room, put their coat away and then find their name card before they start to play. Morning Fs1 with be collected from here.
All afternoon children will be collected from their respective classrooms.
PE Days in Foundation Stage
PE takes place on a Monday morning for FS2 Bear Cubs, Wednesday morning for FS2 Monkeys, Monday afternoon for FS1 and Friday morning for FS1
PE Kits will be sent home each half term to be washed.
FS1 Children only need plimsolls
Please ensure all jewellery is removed before school and that long hair is tied back. It would also be helpful if your child wears clothes which are easy to get on and off e.g. a polo shirt rather than a formal shirt.
Please name all clothes including PE kit and coats.
Please ensure your child is dressed suitably (coat, shoes etc) as outdoor learning takes place every day, regardless of the weather.
Book bags and named water bottles should be brought into school every day.
We do not allow toys to be brought into school as they can get broken or lost.
Lunch times in Foundation Stage
FS2 Children are entitled to a free school meal.
The children have been allocated a place on a table in the dining room, they sit with children from different year groups and their table should stay the same all year.
2 weeks notice must be given to the office should you want your child to change from home sandwiches to school meals and vice versa.
Please remind your child to place their packed lunch in the red box on the snack table.
A sandwich platter is also available please ask for more details at the office. This is part of the free school meal entitlement.
Colour Groups/ Names of Groups in Foundation Stage
The children have been put into colour groups so that organisation into groups for the morning session is easier. Please remind your child to put their colour band on in the morning. Book bags should be put in the appropriate colour box.
Once the children have settled in and we see who works well together, the children will be put into bear groups – pandas, brown bears, black bears or polar bears.
Will stay as colours.
Phonics in Foundation Stage
At Hady, we use the actions and songs from Jolly Phonics whilst following government guidance called Letters and Sounds.
Reading in the Foundation Stage
We aim for your child to read to an adult twice per week.
1 read will be a Guided Read and 1 will be an individual read.
Your child can reread the same book, part of home reading is to develop good reading behaviours. Later this term, your child will be given words to learn, a letter will follow explaining this.
School policy is for your child to read at home four times a week.
Please write in the reading record when you hear your child read at home. We monitor this to know when to change books.
Show and Tell in the Foundation Stage
Speaking and Listening is a Prime area in the Foundation Stage curriculum. Show and Tell is held on a Monday. The object that your child brings in should be: topic related, something to illustrate an achievement or a place visited.
Snack in Foundation Stage
Fruit and milk is provided daily. We ask for a voluntary contribution of snack money (50p per week) which is used to pay for things like cooking and extra snack.
Soft Toy Diary in Foundation Stage
Both classes have a soft toy (Bear and Monkey) that will be sent home for a weekend. It is another opportunity for Speaking and Listening as well as a writing opportunity.
Illness in the Foundation Stage
Please let the office (Telephone: 01246 279254) know should your child vomit or have diarrhoea. They should not be in school for 48 hours following from the last time they were ill.
Head Lice Please let the office and class teacher know if your child has head lice. A text will be sent out to all parents that there is head lice in the unit. If you receive a text please check through your child’s hair with a nit comb. Please get into a routine of checking your child’s head every week. You will also receive a text should your child bump their head.
Websites to support reading at home. EYFS & KS1
1. Reading with your child.
2. Tips for supporting reading.
3. Helping your child to read.
School Closes on 19th December 2017 & Opens again on 3rd January 2018
22/11/2017 - We will be holding an open morning on 22nd November at 9.00am for parents who are considering our FS2 class in September 2018. If you would like to book a place and meet the team and have a guided tour of the school please ring and book a place on 01246 279254.
If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they will be eligible to start school in September 2018. The portal opens on 13th November 2017 and you should apply by 15th January, your offer of a place in a school will be made on 16th April 2018.