Little people with big ideas!
Welcome to the new look Hazel class!
The staff at Easton School have worked hard over the summer to make changes to the continuous provision for EYFS and year 1. We have changed the furniture, even moved the house and brought a lot of new equipment. Our aim is to follow the Early Excellence approach to EYFS. We are all very excited about this new journey and believe this is the right way for our youngest children to learn through play. This also means that our year 1 children will continue their next steps from eyfs into year 1 in a less formal way until the spring term when subtle changes will be made.
The class teacher is me Mrs Payne and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Abbott on Monday's, Tuesdays, Wednesday's and Friday's. Mrs Hussey will be in Hazel class on a Thursday.
In our class from September we will have 24 children, 9 in Reception and 15 in year one.
A typical day will start with registration then phonics, literacy, Assembly and then play time . After play we will have maths. We finish at 11.45 to get ready for lunchtime which is at 11.50am. In the afternoons we will cover science and the foundation subjects.
Children will need to wear their PE kits to school on Monday's and Wednesday. They will stay in their PE kits all day for the foreseeable future. They do not need plimsoles for indoor PE but they will need Trainers (not plimsoles) for all out door PE. They also do yoga in their bare feet, Yoga will start in due course.
Children in Hazel class do not need a drinks bottle as we have access to drinking water in the classroom. We have fruit, water or milk available throughout the day when the children choose their own time to have snack. We ensure all children have a drink at lunchtime as well.
Mrs Payne x
Early Years Foundation Stage
Below is a link for you to follow. This is a good comprehensive parents guide
about EYFS and what to expect. Its has lots of useful information about how to help your child throughout their early years.
There are 7 areas of learning, the prime areas are called this because they underpin the other 4 areas.
Each area of learning has up to 12 statements for assessment purposes. We assess these as to what we see in school but we value your input from what you see at home .Please share anything with us that you feel we may not have seen in school, particularly 'Physical development' at this time.
The link below has some good games on it that are free. Always choose games appropriate to your child's ability, it is best that they practice what they know rather than learning a new skill.
Phase 2 and 3 High Frequency words.
Letter formation chart and the rhymes we say in class to help the children remember them.
Phase 2 phonic sounds are;
s, a, t, p, i,n,n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
Phase 3 phonic sounds are;
j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er,
The sounds are taught in this particular order so that your child can quickly blend words from learning just a few sounds. eg when they learn s,a,t,p,i,n, they can sound out simple words like, pin, sat, tip, at, in, nit, tap etc.
We will learn the letter names at a later time, so for now just concentrate on the sound the letter makes. If you are unsure of how to pronounce these sounds please just ask.
You will be amazed how quickly they can begin to read simple words.