Welcome to EYFS
Happy New Year and welcome 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.
Thank you ever so much for looking after our class mascot, Pepe the puppy. He is loving his weekends at home with you all. Pepe will continue to go home each Friday with one child. Please include him in your weekend 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 continue to read and discuss a range of stories each half term. These stories will be used during our literacy and maths lessons. Our focused lessons of handwriting and phonics will continue daily as we progress through the spring term. Please aim to bring your child to school for 8:50am so that they can take part in our handwriting sessions before registration. As you know, 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. This will continue throughout the year.
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 continue to have PE every Tuesday 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 Tuesday.
Our children will attend Forest School sessions in groups. These sessions will take place on Thursday mornings. More information on specific dates, group lists etc. will follow on Class Dojo.
Small, WOW moment slips are still 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.
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 £6 at the start of the new half term, which will cover your child’s snacks for the full half term until after the February break. 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.