We cannot believe how well our new children have settled into their new school routine. Please continue to encourage them to carry their own things into school and put them away themselves before settling them at their Early Work Activities.
We will use Jolly Phonics to teach your children to read and write. Please take a moment to watch below to see exactly how each sound will be taught to your child this year. We keep sounds short to enable children to blend them together effectively when they start reading. If children are taught to say "buh" instead of "b" this can make it more difficult for them.
Your child will be provided with sound cards for all taught sounds. Please look at them with your child talk about the sound, the action and the song they have learned for each. We use songs from Jolly Phonics which are a fun and active way to learn the sounds. Copy the link below into your browser for the songs in the order we teach them. Alternately download the Jolly Phonics app.
Learning in the moment
In Hazel class our children do much of their learning through play. Our practitioners find fun and interesting ways to enable your child to make progress across the EYFS curriculum as they are playing. Some examples from last year were making plans to build and assemble a helicopter, writing instructions for and making different models of our favourite creatures, designing and resourcing a role play fruit and vegetable shop in the classroom and enhancing our music area to incorporate a stage!
We are inspired by the philosophy of Anna Ephgrave who believes that:
"Children learn best when they follow their own interests. They have a natural desire to explore, communicate, create and learn"
Keep up-to-date with your child's learning on Tapestry. Most parents have now been set up on the system, and the remainder will be soon. We love to hear about all the wonderful learning that happens at home as well so please do add your observations too!
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Reading with your child
Please read regularly with your child. There really is no better way to build their confidence in reading and writing. Please find below some tips on how to support your child with reading as provided in your Hazel Class Learning Leaflet.