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Dragonflies

Welcome to Dragonflies Class Page

 

What you need to know about dragonflies...

 

“We can do anything if we believe we can!”

We are a hardworking, polite, friendly class who are ready to learn.

 

Dragonflies classroom 

                

      

                                                    

 

  

Miss Day is our class teacher and Mrs Evans is our Teaching assistant. We also have Miss Bramley and Miss Woodley to help us throughout the week.

 

Our topics this year:

Term 1 – All about me

Term 2- Space

Term 3- Superheroes

Term 4- Once upon a time 

Term 5- Under the Sea

Term 6-Animals

 

Our topic for term 3 is…

Once upon a time

We will be learning about Traditional fairy tales. We will be looking at the characters, the setting and what happens in the beginning, middle and the end of a story.

In mathematics we will be looking and halving and sharing objects, counting 0-20 and being able to solve every day mathematical problems.  

   

But remember we always send out a fortnightly newsletter to keep you up to date!

 

Forest School –  We have no forest school this term.

Please leave your children's wellies at school still.  

 

  

Please check dragonflies class page for updates on our learning journey together!

 

See you really soon!

 

Miss Day and Mrs Evans 

Our Learning Journey

Jolly Phonics Songs

The Early Years Curriculum (EYFS)

 

The Reception class provides a broad and balanced curriculum which embraces the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Reception we focus on the development of the individual child and, during your child’s time in the Frogs class, he or she will experience a great variety of activities based on these seven areas of learning through structured activities and carefully planned play:


Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

 

Specific Areas:

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

 

 

The Indoor Environment

The indoor curriculum provides a stimulating learning environment and opportunities for the children to experience a quiet reading corner, interactive whiteboard, role play area, writing area, construction area, creative area, maths area and an understanding the world area.  There is a wide range of resources available to the children through planned opportunities for both child initiated and adult led activities.  

 

The Outdoor Environment

The outdoor environment mirrors the indoor learning environment within Reception and it is used daily within the daily routine. Children will be able to access resources to develop the seven areas of learning. Outdoor learning is key to developing children’s independence, physical development and to offer exploration and investigation opportunities.

 

How can I check my child’s progress?

Miss Day will assess your child regularly using the Foundation Stage Profile which enables us to track your child’s development.  Continual assessment is carried out on every pupil through observations, annotating their work, questioning and monitoring reading. Assessments are recorded in a number of ways in each child’s individual profile including short and long written observations and photographs.

 

Your child’s progress will be discussed at two parents’ evenings throughout the academic year. 

Our Ethos

 

A Safe and Secure Place to Learn: Clear boundaries and rules are explored with the children so they understand why they are in place promoting confidence and security. ‘If a child feels security and love they can be happy. If a child is happy they can learn’. Willowcroft EYFS staff 2015.

 

The Adults: The staff are facilitators for learning, where adults and children learn alongside each other. Adults listen to children and work together. We do this through Sustained Shared Thinking.

 

Parents as Partners: We understand the importance of parents in their role as prime educators and work with parents to build on home experiences to help facilitate learning. We hold information/teaching session so that parents can understand our strategies and policies.

 

Forest School: A wealth of outdoor learning opportunities. A choice for every child to play, explore and make sense of the world around them.

 

Key Worker Approach: The key worker approach is an effective way of enabling you and your child to develop a strong relationship with a significant adult in the setting. The adult is responsible for your child’s development including emotional welfare as well as their next steps, which you have access to at any time.

 

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