Welcome to EYFS
We would like to welcome you to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Water Primary School. Your EYFS team includes Miss Hodgson as class teacher, supported by Miss Cooper and Mrs Davis as the class teaching assistants.
As we get to know our new children, we would like to display a photograph in class of every child’s family. Please send in a photograph/copy of a photograph for us to brighten up our classroom and get to know who is important to your child. (These need to be the standard 4x6 size, please.)
Our class mascot is Pepe the puppy. He cannot wait to see all of our new children again. Every Friday one child will be asked to take Pepe home for the weekend to look after him. Please include him in your plans and let him share in the fun you have as a family. Pepe will bring his pyjamas for the sleepover and also a notebook for you and your child to write, draw or add photographs to about his adventures with you.
We will be reading and discussing a range of stories each half term. These stories will be used during our literacy and maths lessons. We will also begin to teach your child handwriting and phonics. Not all of our learning in EYFS is through adult-led, focused groups. We also give children the opportunity to learn through play in time called continuous provision.
Learning through Exploration
Throughout the year, where possible, we will follow the children’s interests. We will encourage children to share their hobbies and interests with us and provide them with the opportunity to develop these interests through independent learning in continuous provision. Children will also be supported to independently apply the skills taught by accessing provision both indoors and out.
Early Years will have PE every Thursday morning. This will last for the whole morning. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. This can be worn underneath a tracksuit. Children wear their PE kit, along with trainers, for the whole day every Thursday.
Our children will begin regular Forest School sessions after the October half term. More information on dates, groups etc. will follow closer to the time.
Small, WOW moment slips are available in class for you to take and fill in at home. If your child achieves something new, shares learning from school, or completes a task that you are particularly proud of, please write it on a WOW slip (found at the entrance to our classroom) and we will add it to your child's learning journey.
Class Dojo is an online system used to award points to children for a range of things, such as: positive behaviour; working hard; sharing; being kind to others… It is also a way that we can send messages to one another. You should have received an email invitation asking you to join Class Dojo. Please let us know if you have not received this.
In EYFS, we operate our own snack system. This ensures that children are able to try new snacks and make independent, healthy choices. If you would like your child to have snack, please bring in £7 at the start of September, which will cover your child’s snacks for the full half term until the end of October. Alternatively, you can pay £1 every Monday morning. Please hand in snack money to either myself, Miss Cooper or Mrs Davis so that we can tick you off our list.
Keeping in Touch
As mentioned, please check Class Dojo for updates, and follow our adventures on Twitter - @MissHodgson1 and @Waterprimary.
Our door is always open and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school.