EYFS

In EYFS we offer weekly parental engagements sessions every Thursday from 8:50-9:30 where parents can learn alongside their children. The workshops are designed to target the children’s need on a week by week basis and to help parents learn how to support their child at home. This ensures the link between home and school is strong and leaves parents feeling empowered to support their children at home. At these sessions parents are encouraged to join in with the activities, ask questions and support their children. Sessions have included all areas of the curriculum; number, writing, phonics, art, music, role play and cooking. The Early Years Curriculum for Nursery and Reception follows the principles and objectives set out in Development Matters and Early Years Outcomes. The pdf version of Development Matters has been attached to the website. Please see the timetables for the structure of the day. Further information is available at www.foundationyears.org.uk. There is also the Parents’ Guide to the EYFS document which goes through the Early Years in detail.

How Your Child Will Learn

Your child will develop through four principles:

  • The Unique Child- your child will be valued and their self-esteem built and nurtured. They are seen as capable individuals able to learn, adapt and be resilient.
  • Positive Relationships- your child will learn through having warm, nurturing relationships with the school professionals
  • Enabling Environments-  both the indoor and outdoor classrooms will help your child to learn
  • Learning & development- the children will follow an early years curriculum which will allow them to develop the characteristics of effective learning. These characteristics include, being able to explore and be engaged in their learning, persevere with challenges, and be creative and think critically.

What they will learn

There are seven areas of learning, the first three are prime and underpin all other areas;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self Control & Awareness, Managing Feelings & Behaviour, Making Relationships
  • Communication & Language – Listening & Attention, Understanding, Speaking
  • Physical Development – Moving & Handling, Health & Self Care.

There are specific areas:

Literacy – Reading & Writing

Mathematics – Numbers & Shape, Space & Measures

Understanding the World – People & Communities, The World, Technology

Expressive Arts & Design – Using Media & Materials, Being Imaginative

Where they learn

In Early years children learn through play. Children have access to the inside and outside environment they can explore a variety of materials, games and messy play. Nursery and Reception play alongside and with each other which supports them in building friendships and relationships.

We are a Talk 4 writing school.

We use Talk 4 writing at St Paul with St Luke to encourage all to reach their full potential in writing, communication and language. Children leave Early Years knowing a range of stories which they are able to retell confidently orally and through a range of media.

Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong, is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn; it enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. Find out more here http://www.talk4writing.co.uk/about/

We teach phonics through Read Write Inc. find out more here by watching this short video.

EYFS Topics

EYFS topics run on a two year cycle and are used alongside the children’s interests to create a rounded curriculum. 

Year One Year two
Starting school and People who help us. All about me and celebrations.
Traditional Tales Animals
Growing Under the sea

 

Mathematics

In EYFS we teach mathematics through Little Big Maths. Little Big Maths ensures there is a press on progression within the context of the child’s play, self-discovery and personal learning journey. This framework is known as A-CLIC (Amounts – Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) and is characterised by accurate steps of progression (known as Progress Drives) that make new learning easy and obvious to children. It provides a seamless transition into the Big Maths programme which is taught in KS1 and KS2.

Spelling

By the end of Reception children should be able to spell these words:

spelling

 

RE

Children at St Paul with St Luke love to learn about a range of religions. They enjoy asking questions about their own religion and comparing this to others. They love hearing stories from the Bible and learn to question their morals and learn how to be the best person they can be. We learn about a range of festivals through out the year and enjoy joining in with family customs and traditions.

RE scheme of work – Reception

RE Aut1 Aut2 Spr1 Spr2 Sum1 Sum2
EYFS   Creation a beautifyl world. Adam and EveNoah builds a big boatThe Tower of Babel

Jonah and the big fish Harvest festival

Black history month

 

The isralietes moveHelp moses is doing too much.Paul tells people to be confident.Diwali

Nativity story

School production.

Anti-bullying Week: Queen Esther

 

An angel visits Mary.A blind man asks Jesus for helpJesus talks about forgiveness. Jesus feeds the 5000Jesus turned water into wine.

Jesus‘ special friends.

Jesus talks about Gods genorisity.

Jesus likes children.Jesus grows up in his family.A kind stranger cares for an injured man.Easter story Jesus gives his friends peace.

 

SamsonElijahDaniel and the lionsJohn the baptist

Ascention, doubting

David and Goliah

The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       parting of the red sea.

 

The Good SamaritanMoney in a fishMary and MarthaJames talks to his friends about happiness.

Abraham becomes independent.

Paul tells his friend, Timothy, how the Bible helps people to learn.

Planning ideas from; RE in the classroom with 4-5s by Helen Jaeger.

Nursery Class Timetable

9.05-9.25 9.25-10.15 10.15-10.45 10.45-11.00 11.00-.12.00 12.00-1.00 1.00-3.25
Mon Register Maths BREAK Phonics Child initiated learning News writing Music/Literacy
TuesStaff meeting  POW Maths Phonics Child initiated learning Literacy PSHCE
Wed Register Maths Phonics Child initiated learning Literacy Home learning logs share
Thur Register Parent session Phonics Child initiated learning Literacy Class assembly
FriStaff briefing8.40am Assembly PE Phonics Child initiated learning RE Library

 Reception Class Timetable

9.05-9.25 9.25-10.15 10.15-10.45 10.45-11.30 11.30-.12.00 12.00-1.00 1.00-3.25
Mon REGISTER/ASSEMBLY Maths BREAK RWI Child initiated learning News writing Library/Literacy(bk share).
TuesStaff meeting Maths RWI Child initiated learning Literacy Music
Wed Maths RWI Child initiated learning        Literacy Home learning logs share
Thur Parent session RWI Child initiated learning Literacy PSHCE
FriStaff briefing8.40am  RE RWI Child initiated learning PE In class assembly- values

 RE Scheme of Work: Reception

RE Aut1 Aut2 Spr1 Spr2 Sum1 Sum2
EYFS   Creation a beautiful world. Adam and EveNoah builds a big boatThe Tower of Babel

Jonah and the big fish Harvest festival

Black history month

 

The Israelites moveHelp Moses is doing too much.Paul tells people to be confident.Diwali

Nativity story

School production.

Anti-bullying Week: Queen Esther

 

An angel visits Mary.A blind man asks Jesus for helpJesus talks about forgiveness. Jesus feeds the 5000Jesus turned water into wine.

Jesus’ special friends.

Jesus talks about Gods generosity.

 

 

Jesus likes children.Jesus grows up in his family.A kind stranger cares for an injured man.Easter story Jesus gives his friends peace.

 

SamsonElijahDaniel and the lionsJohn the Baptist

Ascension, doubting

David and Goliath

The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     parting of the red sea.

 

The Good SamaritanMoney in a fishMary and MarthaJames talks to his friends about happiness.

Abraham becomes independent.

Paul tells his friend, Timothy, how the Bible helps people to learn.

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