The children have had a great start to their time at school, and we are very proud of them. Please do try to leave them once you have settled them into their Early Work Task, as having lots of grown ups in the classroom can sometimes be upsetting for other children. They really do settle quickly once the door is closed. Thank you.
The children have started to learn sounds and letters this week and were very excited to bring home their sound cards in their bookbags today. Please take the time to read them with your child and 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 learn 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 already from this year are building a bonfire complete with hand made paper flames, designing and constructing an assault course, developing a house for some fairies to live in and making up some team number games!
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. They will bring home a library book every Friday (which does need to be returned the following week) and will soon be bringing home a reading book too! Please find below some tips on how to support your child with reading as provided in your Hazel Class Learning Leaflet.