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Rowan & Birch Class (EYFS)

Autumn One

Welcome to Rowan Class


We cannot believe that we have already reached the end of our first half term at school.  It has been such a busy time in Early Years, as everyone has been settling in, getting to know school routines and most importantly building relationships.  


It was so nice to see the children arriving at school so confidently on their first few days, with lots of beaming smiles from the children and the adults.  Over the first few weeks we have been learning about how to be a good friend, use kind hands and look after our classroom resources.  Before starting school the children had all completed some 'All about me' sheets.  They have then had opportunities to share these with their classmates.  It has been really interesting learning about each other and finding out what we all have in common.


Our main topic this term has been 'Ourselves' .  As part of this topic we have drawn pictures of ourselves and shared information about our families.  We talked about how all of our families are different and that all families are special.  We used buttons to make button families, they all looked very interesting.  


Alongside our topic work we have been thinking about Harvest and Autumn.  The children did so well on their walk to St Mary's and were very respectful in the church.  We talked about where our food comes from and explained that not everyone is able to buy lots of food.  The children were keen to help people less fortunate and they were really interested in the Food Bank.


This term we have started introducing weekly poems using The Poetry Basket.  The children have engaged brilliantly with the poems and quickly picked up the actions.  One of their favourites was definitely Five Little Pumpkins.


Finally we had a very exciting day where we all brought our scooters to school so that we could take part in Scooter Training.  During our training we all learned about the importance of helmets to keep us safe.  We then completed several different activities including learning how to control our scooter, how to stop and start, how to glide on one leg and how to steer around cones.  We also went out to the road by school and practised how to travel near a road and then cross a road safely.  All of the staff we so proud of how well the children listened and demonstrated good understanding of road safety.


We are really pleased with the progress that we are already seeing from the children and look forward to our new adventures in autumn two.

Welcome to Year R


Welcome to our Year R page.  We are currently loving getting to know all of the children and meeting their families.  It has been wonderful to see the children having so much fun during their sessions with us and we cannot wait until they are all here full time with us.


Over this term we will be spending time learning all about the children's interests and abilities.  Our topic is Wonderful Me and through this we will talk about our families, likes and dislikes, and explore what is the same or different between us and our friends.  


Here is a picture of our EYFS Team.  From left to right we have:

Mrs Daly and Mrs Drewett (Early Years Teaching Assistants) Mrs Davis (Birch Class Teacher) Miss MacDonald (PPA Cover) Miss Khan (EYFS Lead and Rowan Class Teacher).