EYFS Intent statement.pdf
Key Person Information
A big welcome to FS2 and I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the children and their families. We have got lots of exciting things to look forward to during the Autumn term!
During the first half of the Autumn term, our topic will be Let’s Explore. This project teaches children about the environments that they share with others, including their homes, schools and other places in their community. In this project, your child will learn about themselves and their environment, as well as looking at different families. They will look at pictures form the past and present, comparing the similarities and differences between their lives and life in the past. Children will also explore photos from various places around the world and discuss different places they have been or would like to visit.
During the second half of the Autumn term, our topic will be Marvellous Machines. This project teaches children about the technology that is part of their daily lives and how machines can help us. It gives them the opportunities to build and create their own marvellous machines. In this project, your child will learn about different parts of machines and vehicles. They will learn how to input simple instructions into technological toys and have opportunities to create their own robots.
Our PE days this term are on Thursdays. On PE days, children need to come to school in their PE kits and earrings removed.
We will be beginning the Read, Write, Inc programme to start off your child’s learning journey in phonics. Phonics will be taught every day so children become familiar with their sounds to enable them to progress and begin to read and write. Your child should have brought home some flashcards in their book bags to practice the sounds they are learning in phonics lessons at home.
When children reach a certain phonics group, and are beginning to blend sounds together, they will be sent home with a blending book. Children will also be able to choose a reading for pleasure book to bring home and share with an adult. Please bring children’s book bags and reading records to school every day. We ask that children read at least 3 times a week to an adult and that this is recorded in their reading record. Extra dojos will be awarded to children for reading at home if their reading record is completed!
Throughout school, we use Class Dojo to communicate with our children’s families. I will often post any information you may need to know, as well as anything children may need to bring into class. I will also post photos of certain activities we have been doing in class. Please feel free to message me via Dojo about any questions you may have, however please note I may not always pick these messages up straight away and may not be able to reply immediately.
Please ensure that children come to school every day with a water bottle, as well as adequate clothing for the weather. Outdoor provision is a huge part of the Early Years curriculum and children will have opportunities to go outside in all weathers. We also please ask to ensure your child’s name is on all of their possessions, including all clothes, water bottles, packed lunches and bags/book bags.
I will be holding a short meeting on Monday 18th September 3:10pm – 3:30pm so you can see your child’s new classroom, find out a little more about FS2 and ask any questions you may have.
I am very much looking forward to the year ahead with FS2 and would like to thank you in advance for your support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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