Pre-School 2018 - 2019
WELCOME TO OFFLEY PRIMARY ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL!
Week beginning 15th July 2019
Our week this week has been filled with many proud moments as we have reflected on the school year as it comes to a close. Together as I mentioned at the graduation we have all shared this wonderful learning journey and together our children have made and developed lots of friendships and respect for each other, a spirit of interest and enquiry has been nurtured, children have embraced the love of learning with many happy and fun memories to treasure as they move onto reception class.
To celebrate our wonderful year together I have put together a few photographs from over the year to share these moments again, ENJOY!
‘THANK YOU’ to all our wonderful parents for your continued support and enthusiasm we actively see the true meaning of a ‘parent partnership’ on a daily basis and we value this so much!
To our children who will be going into reception class we wish you all the very best and our love goes with you and to our children who will stay with us a little longer then we have more adventures together to come.
We wish you all a wonderful summer together and we will see you again in September at the start of our new school year.
Mrs Ellis and the pre-school team xxx
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
The Seven Areas of Learning and Development:
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three areas, the prime areas, are:
Communication and Language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Physical Development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
The specific areas are:
Literacy involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials including books, poems, and other written materials to ignite their interest.
Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding The World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment
Expressive Arts and Design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
Do take a look at these websites!
Yourtube Mr Thorne does phonics.
Please remember to -
- Put your childs name in all their belongings.
- Do ring the office to let us know if your child will not be attending pre-school.
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