A very warm welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit
Seedlings and Saplings
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to a new school year and the Autumn Term. We hope you have all had a lovely summer and that the children are ready for a fun filled term. Our topic this half term is 'How can I get to know my new class?'. Our focus book will be Errol's Garden by Gillian Hibbs.
For the latest Covid 19 guidance and advice please refer to the documentation available on the school news section.
For more detailed information please see the class newsletters below.
To ensure we are complying with all advice to ensure the safety of the children and staff we will continue to ensure that the unit is well ventilated by opening windows and, as always, providing outdoor play, whatever the weather? With this in mind, please ensure your child wears suitable, warm clothing and a water proof coat.
The Early Years Team
Arrival and Finish Times
|Nursery/Seedlings Arrival Time||8.30am and 12.30pm afternoon children|
|Nursery/Seedlings Collection Time||3.30pm|
|Reception/Saplings Arrival Time||8.45am|
|Reception/Saplings Collection Time||3.15 to 3.25pm|
Arrival and collection points for Seedlings will be the main entrance to the unit located opposite the main school reception.
Saplings will arrive at the main entrance and be collected at the classroom door leading onto the main playground.
Monday 6th September School opens for Autumn Term
Sunday 19th September Dedication to the new school year service at Christ Church 10am
Tuesday 21st September Individual photograph day
Monday 11th October Saplings/Reception Parent Information Evening 5.45 to 6.30pm
Wednesday 13th October Seedlings/Nursery Parent Information Evening 5.45 to 6.30pm
Friday 22nd October School closes for half-term
Our topic this half term is 'How can I get to know my new class?'. Our featured Power of Reading text is Errol's Garden by Gillian Hibbs
We follow the Revised Foundation Stage Curriculum 2021 which is currently split into 7 areas:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Seedlings- In the Seedlings we will be following Phase 1, Experiencing Phonics. The children will take part in daily activities taken from the seven strands which are:
Rhythm and Rhyme
Oral Blending and Segmenting
Saplings- In the Saplings, we are consolidating Phase 1, Experiencing Phonics and beginning Phase 2
Seedlings- The focus this half term is 'Number and 2D shapes'.
Saplings- The focus this half term is 'Counting and Recognition'.
This half term our themes for RE will be 'I am Special' and 'Harvest'.
We are delighted to inform you that Go4it Sports will be working with our children each Thursday morning. Sapling children will require a PE kit of shorts and tshirt and pumps. Seedlings do not need a PE kit but are able to come to school in their trainers on Thursdays.