Learning Together, Rooted in God.
Welcome to Early Years Class
If you would like to share any of your child's fantastic achievements with us, or you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email:
The Early Years Foundation Stage is the stage in your child's learning from birth to 5 years old. This is the time in school that we call Early Years. In your child's first year at school we aim to prepare the children for the rest of their school career. Children will have a range of experiences and opportunities to gain everyday skills and develop in a variety of areas of learning. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. A link to the parents guide can be found here.
These documents will give an overview of the objectives and development statements we will be working on each term in Cherry Blossom Class. These overviews are not set in stone and, as each child develops at an individual rate, the children may access the development statements at different times to suit their developmental stage.
We have two adults in Early Years, a teacher and a teaching assistant. Our class has an attached outdoor play area that we share with Year 1. In our class we enjoy a variety of adult led and self chosen indoor and outdoor activities.
All of our work from the provision in the classroom is recorded using the Earwig system. If you would like to see your child's learning journey, and comment on any of the records, please log in through the Earwig website for up to date images and records.
In February we went on a visit to the Hindu Temple in Preston. Whilst there we learnt about the different Gods and their shrines and admired the beautiful artwork. We played musical instruments and took part in a guided meditation. What a fantastic experience!
We had a very exciting visit at school in October. A lorry from Jewson's came to school and we learnt all about how to keep safe when passing lorries and what each of the lights and sounds mean. We also talked about the different jobs we could have when we grow up. It was very interesting!
We learnt about Remembrance Day, in November, and the significance of poppies. We made poppies to display in church. We thought of prayers of thankfulness and learnt about the crosses on the soldiers' graves.