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Westmoor Primary School

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EYFS

Welcome to EYFS🌈

 

Meet the Team

 

Miss Mckeown                      Miss Walker

Class Teacher                                       Class Teacher

 

                     

 

 

Miss Judson            Mrs Smith             Mrs Noble

Nursery Nurse                    Nursery Nurse                  Nursery Nurse

               

 

 

     Miss Sykes                    Miss Newsome       

ETA                                                   ETA     

                                  

 

 

 

Spring 1st Half Term Overview

 

Here you can find out all about what we are learning about this half term!

This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.

 

How can you help at home?

  • Go on a short walk somewhere familiar during the day and then go on the same walk after dark. Take a torch on your night walk so you can shine it at different features.
  • Talk about bedtime routines and the importance of a good night’s sleep. Draw bedtime pictures, make a list of bedtime activities or create a routine chart.
  • Nocturnal animals are awake during the night time and sleep during the day. Diurnal animals are awake during the day and sleep at night time. Can you find out some some facts about a nocturnal animal.
  • Make a room dark. Shine a torch onto a wall and make shadows by putting objects in front of the torch. You could play a guess the object game or trace shadows onto paper.

Morning Routines for Reception

 

Reception children now choose their lunch on the IPad through the Meal Selector App.

Every morning children now have an input with their key worker so please encourage children to register and go to the carpet area.

 

During the morning will learn phonics in small groups. It is very important that this learning is followed up with regular reading at home and opportunities to recognise letters and practise blending the sounds in words.

 

Children will continue to access the continuous indoor and outdoor provision and take part in adult led activities to develop their skills in all areas.

 

Reading Rockets

We have launched a new reading scheme called Rocket Phonics. It allows children to read online books matched to their phonic ability. All children in Reception have a login and should have received a letter with their login details. Please help your child to log on and read the books that have been allocated by the class teacher.

 

On Monday 31st January we have some feathered visitors coming into school! Children will have opportunities to see and hold some real life owls and will learn lots of facts from Steve the Owl Man!

 

 

Important Information

 

⭐️ Please can your child bring  book bags to school every day so that we can change your child's reading book and library book when needed.

 

⭐️ In our Early Years Curriculum we learn outdoors rain or shine. Therefore,  please can your child bring a spare change of clothes in a bag that they can keep on their peg.

 

⭐️ If you would like to keep up to date with events upcoming in school, please download the Ping app on your mobile device so you can receive the weekly newsletter. If you need support with this please speak to a member of the EY team who are happy to help.

 

Name writing ✏️

It is really important that you help support your child to recognise their own name and be independent at writing their own name. This helps your child to become independent when choosing their lunch, self register and write their name on their own work. 

 

Here are some fun ideas to help support your child!

 

              

 

         

Tapestry Online Learning Journal

 

At Westmoor we compile children's learning in the Early Years via an online learning journey app called Tapestry. Please see click on the link for more information.

 

Parents who are new to school will receive an email with a link to activate their account in the week beginning 20th September. Sometimes this email can go to your junk or spam box so please check them too. 

 

If you have any problems activating your account, please speak to your child's key worker.

 

 

 

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