Pre-School 2019 - 2020
WELCOME TO OFFLEY PRIMARY ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL !
Teachers & Teams
Mrs Ellis EYFS Lead & Early Years Consultant. Owls Group Lead
Mrs Clarke (Early Years Practitioner) – Frogs Group Lead
Mrs Maybury (Early Years Practitioner) – Hedgehogs Group Lead
Mrs Cotton (1:1 Class Assistant)
Mrs Gray (PPA cover on a Wednesday)
Pre School gives a big welcome to Mrs Maybury and Mrs Cotton as they start the new school year with us.
Week beginning 16th September 2019
Well another good and busy week here at pre-school. We continue with settling our new children into their new learning environments, our children have been busy meeting and developing new relationships with each other and the adults.
Our children are becoming more familiar and confident in their new surroundings and are beginning to form friendships with each other.
This week the children have been drawing pictures of themselves and their families. We have been busy learning our letter sounds in phonics using the interactive jolly phonics to support letters and sounds. We have been in the hall with the parachute as we learn to follow instructions and further develop our physical skills. Friday we went on a nature walk around the school grounds, on our walk children noticed the bug hotels created , we looked closely at some of the fallen leaves and at the wonderful display of sunflowers that have been planted and nurtured by the children higher up the school.
Here are a few photographs capturing our learning throughout the week, enjoy!
Next week if you could continue to bring in your family photographs we would be most appreciative as it give children the opportunity to share and talk about their family members, memories and special times together.
We wish you all a super weekend and we will see you all again next week.
Mrs Ellis and the pre-school team xxxx
- Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school so please remember this when you are preparing your child’s lunch box.
- Please ensure that uniforms, coats, lunchboxes ( if you could put a label on the outside of the lunchbox that would be most helpful), bags and boots are labelled with your child’s name
- Please ensure that your child has a change of clothes in their bags just in case of any little accidents and please wash and return any clothing that we have put on at school.
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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