Welcome to Sunflower class!

We are very pleased to be able to share the virtual tour of our Early Years Foundation Stage with you.

Click on the ‘sharing’ icon below to watch:

Welcome to Early Years 2020

Meet the Sunflowers Team…

 

From left to right in our team photo we have:

Robert (Teaching Assistant), Lucy (Teaching Assistant), Laura (Sunflower Class Teacher)

& Emma (Teaching Assistant).

All of our team are experienced Early Years practitioners who really enjoy working with young children.

We never fail to have a fab year together with our lovely little Sunflowers & their families!

 

Please do not hesitate to come and talk to any of us should you ever have any questions or concerns.

Laura is also available to contact directly via her email: laura.mazey@stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk

How do children learn in the Early Years?

Over the academic year we will be covering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum

– it is a distinct phase of education covering birth to the end of the Reception year.

Please follow the link below to find out more:

www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

Children in our Early Years setting learn through a balance of adult-led and child-initiated experiences.

We know that young children learn best when they explore and experience things first-hand, and our team are all extremely experienced in supporting children to make the most of any learning opportunities that may arise.

Please be assured we will always put your child’s emotional and physical well-being at the heart of all we do!

What are we up to in Sunflowers this term?

To find out more about the teaching & learning going on in class each term,

please click on the ‘EYFS Newsletter’ & ‘Learning Web’ links below…

EYFS Newsletter Spring Term 2020

Reception Learning Web Spring Term 2020

Reception Learning Web Summer Term 2020

Please also remember to regularly engage with your child’s online Tapestry learning journal in order to see

photos, videos & written observations personal to their time with us.

 

Our School Values this Summer Term 2020 are: Independence & Encouragement

Home Learning Support

From Monday 23rd March 2020 Laura will update both the Sunflower class web-page & Tapestry weekly,

so that Sunflower parents/carers have access to ideas and resources to support with home learning.

Additional to this she will also provide another home learning stimulus every weekday on Tapestry to inspire Sunflowers.

This will continue for the duration of the school closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

Term 4

 

Week 1 – week beginning 23/3/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 1

Letter Formation Workbook – HL Week 1

RWI Red Ditties Red Words – HL Week 1

RWI Red Ditties Red Words Reading Record – HL Week 1

Easter Addition to 10 Activity Booklet – HL Week 1

 

Week 2 – week beginning 30/3/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 2

Handwriting Worksheets – HL Week 2

RWI Green Books Red Words – HL Week 2

RWI Green Books Red Words Reading Record – HL Week 2

Easter Addition to 20 Activity Booklet – HL Week 2

Split Pin Chick Instructions – HL Week 2

Split Pin Chick Template – HL Week 2

 

Easter Holiday – weeks beginning 6/4/20 & 13/4/20:

100 Things to do Indoors!

60 Things for Adults to do Indoors!

100 Things to do before you are 6!

 

Term 5

 

Week 3 – week beginning 20/4/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 3

Fine Motor HL Week 3 – Handwriting Practice Booklet

Phonics HL Week 3 – RWI Speed Sounds Lesson Schedule

Reading HL Week 3 – RWI Red Ditties Red Words

Reading HL Week 3 – RWI Red Ditties Red Words Reading Record

Writing HL Week 3 – Bean Plant Diary

Maths HL Week 3 – Minibeast I Spy & Add to 20

Maths HL Week 3 – Minibeast Addition to 20

Maths HL Week 3 – Days of the Week Song

Maths HL Week 3 – Days of the Week Cards

Maths HL Week 3 – Days of the Week BSL Signs

Creative HL Week 3 – Jasper’s Beanstalk Story Song

 

Week 4 – week beginning 27/4/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 4

Fine Motor HL Week 4 – Beanstalk Pictures to Cut Out

Phonics HL Week 4 – RWI Speed Sounds Lesson Schedule

Reading HL Week 4 – RWI Green Books Red Words

Reading HL Week 4 – RWI Green Books Red Words Reading Record

Writing HL Week 4 – Jasper’s Beanstalk Key Story Words Mat

Maths HL Week 4 – Minibeast Subtraction

Maths Challenge HL Week 4 – Minibeast Colour by Number Addition & Subtraction up to 10

Maths Challenge HL Week 4 – Minibeast Colour by Number Addition & Subtraction up to 20

Maths Challenge HL Week 4 – Minibeast Colour by Number Addition & Subtraction up to 30

Maths HL Week 4 – Measuring Beanstalks Sheet

Science HL Week 4 – Minibeast Hunt Ticklist

Science HL Week 4 – Minibeast Hunt Recording Sheet

 

Week 5 – week beginning 4/5/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 5

Fine Motor HL Week 5 – Number Formation Booklet

Phonics HL Week 5 – RWI Speed Sounds Lesson Schedule

Reading HL Week 5 – RWI Purple Books Red Words

Reading HL Week 5 – RWI Purple Books Red Words Reading Record

Writing HL Week 5 – Jasper’s Beanstalk Discovery!

Writing HL Week 5 – Special Writing Paper (Landscape)

Writing HL Week 5 – Special Writing Paper (Portrait)

Maths HL Week 5 – Ladybird Spots Doubling

Maths HL Week 5 – 2D Shape Word Mat

Maths HL Week 5 – 2D Shape Repeating Patterns

Maths HL Week 5 – 2D Shape Hunt

Maths HL Week 5 – 2D Shape Colouring

Science HL Week 5 – Exploring Technology Ideas

Science HL Week 5 – Technology Questionnaire for Parents

Creative HL Week 5 – Growing Plants Song

 

Week 6 – week beginning 11/5/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 6

Fine Motor HL Week 6 – Minibeast Size Ordering Cut & Stick

Phonics HL Week 6 – RWI Speed Sounds Lesson Schedule

Reading HL Week 6 – RWI Pink Books Red Words

Reading HL Week 6 – RWI Pink Books Red Words Reading Record

Writing HL Week 6 – Jasper’s Beanstalk Diary

Maths HL Week 6 – Bee Halving

Maths HL Week 6 – Ladybird Halving

Science HL Week 6 – Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Checklist

Science HL Week 6 – I Spy Scavenger Hunt Checklist

 

Week 7 – week beginning 18/5/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 7

Fine Motor HL Week 7 – Minibeast Handwriting Patterns

Phonics HL Week 7 – RWI Speed Sounds Lesson Schedule

Reading HL Week 7 – RWI Orange Books Red Words

Reading HL Week 7 – RWI Orange Books Red Words Reading Record

Writing HL Week 7 – Diary Booklet

Maths HL Week 7 – Minibeast Sharing

Maths HL Week 7 – Matching Prepositions

Maths HL Week 7 – Positional Language

 

Term 6

Daily RWI Phonics Sessions on YouTube 1st-17th June Schedule

 

Week 8 – week beginning 1/6/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 8

Social HL Week 8 – Emotions Board Game

Fine Motor & Maths HL Week 8 – TVHC Cutting, Colouring, Size Ordering & Sticking Pictures

Health HL Week 8 – TVHC Healthy Eating Sorting Activity with Illustrations

Health HL Week 8 – TVHC Healthy Eating Sorting Acitivity with Photos

Writing HL Week 8 – Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Maths HL Week 8 – TVHC Number Sequencing to 10

Maths HL Week 8 – TVHC Number Sequencing to 20

Maths HL Week 8 – TVHC 0-30 Number Line

Creative HL Week 8 – Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf Song

 

Week 9 – week beginning 8/6/20:

Sunflowers Home Learning Ideas – Week 9

Social & Maths HL Week 9 – TVHC Roll, Add Colour Game

Fine Motor & Maths HL Week 9 – Symmetrical Finger-paint Butterflies

Fine Motor & Maths HL Week 9 – Symmetrical 2D Shape Butterflies

Fine Motor & Maths HL Week 9 – Colour the 2D Shape Symmetrical Butterfly

Health HL Week 9 – Food Group Pyramid

Health HL Week 9 – Healthy Lunch Box

Writing HL Week 9 – TVHC Word Mat

Maths HL Week 9 – TVHC Fruit Addition

Maths HL Week 9 – TVHC Butterfly Addition to 10 Colour-by-Number

Maths HL Week 9 – TVHC Butterfly Addition to 20 Colour-by-Number

Creative HL Week 9 – Beautiful Butterflies Craft Idea

 

Please stay in touch by sharing photos & videos of home learning experiences with Laura via Tapestry,

& don’t hesitate to contact her directly via email should you require more individualised support.

 

Please note: From Monday 15th June 2020 Laura will be on maternity leave,

Sunflowers will be supported by Bethan (Early Years Leader & Bluebells Nursery Teacher) & Sarah (Beanstalks Reception Teacher),

who are both familiar & friendly faces.

Please continue to stay in touch with them by sharing uploads of home learning via Tapestry!

If you wish to communicate with them directly regarding anything from this date onwards you can contact them directly via:

bethan.baldwin@stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk

sarah.jackson@stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk