Welcome to Early Years

We are now preparing for the safe return of children in EYFS, years 1 and 6. We are really looking forward to seeing them back in school, we have missed them all! Hopefully it won’t be too long until we see all the children return. We also appreciate that not all children in Acorn and Beech class will be able to return to school, and  therefore we will continue to offer you support and guidance.
You have done such an amazing job home schooling your child, we hope you continue to find  the weekly activity plans useful and that you continue to visit our class page. 

We appreciate these remain challenging times so please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns regarding the recent government announcements. Keep sending us examples of the fabulous work the children are doing at home too.
BEECH@stjosephs.romerocat.com

ACORN@stjosephs.romerocat.com 
We will continue to choose a wow of the week based on the work we see.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Below you will find useful information, ideas and weekly activity sheets. Please can you carry out as many of this weeks activities as you can, and use the resources that were sent home in the home school learning packs.

Thank you from all the staff in the EYFS team 

June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, below is a prayer you may like to say:

Today, I rest in you to allow your peace to calm me in the current circumstances and to strengthen me with the courage to face these challenges with your spirit by my side, most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you.

Amen

Together in prayer

Breaking News!

A frog was observed near a local garden pond.

Creating a wildlife pond in the garden certianly provided the perfect habitat for this visiting frog.

Brilliant! 

Thanks for the updates Dexter!

Keep smiling everyone :) 

We now have access to the Power Maths text books and work books for your child's year group. You can access a range of materials by following the link below.

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/app/AcceptTerms?returnUrl=/app/library

Beech Class are currently on Book C page 16 and 17. You child can also revisit previous learning.

A copy of book C was also sent home in your home school learning packs.

You can now access  bug club online ebooks.  This is a great resource to encourage a love of reading at home. You will receive a letter in the post along with your child`s report, with more information and login details. You can also email us for more information.

Enjoy!

Additional weekly planning ideas can be found by following the link below.....

https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/

https://www.thenational.academy/oak-curriculum

 

Get active

Get dancing

Zumba kids on youtube - https://youtu.be/ymigWt5TOV8

The coronavirus pandemic has effected all of us, we may be feeling anxious and worried, you may be wondering how to support your child during these challenging times. Anxiety Uk have some useful tips on how to talk to children about Covid 19.  You can access this by following the link below, search for-how to talk to children about Covid19

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Feeling bored and running out of ideas? Go and do something less boring instead...…...

Explore Oxford Owl for Home. You can search for ideas and materials by year group. You can also access free eBooks. 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ Copy and paste the link into your web browser

The Gov.uk website has published details of approved apps for parents to engage young children in learning at home.  They recommend 6 apps published  on the Hungary Little Minds website. To find out more follow the link below. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/early-years-apps-approved-to-help-families-kick-start-learning-at-home

Ready steady cook

kids-cooking-activities.com 

This is a great site …..full of ideas … so get cooking and baking together.... don't forget to send us any pictures of your fabulous creations!

We would really like to see more examples of work being completed at home, so please email copies of your work or photographs. It keeps us smiling! 

We will also keep sharing any wow work that has been completed in school too.

Thank you Dexter Peacock for all your fabulous work, you are obviously working really hard at home. The pond you helped make in your garden was fantastic, you certainly went above and beyond! We loved your book on frogs too.

Thank you Lloyd for sending us your fantastic work on Jasper`s Beanstalk and thankyou Tamzin, wow you have been busy!

This weeks wow goes to...….

To all the children at school who completed a variety of activities linked to hand hygiene. What a fantastic day we had. You certainly know why and how to wash your hands! 

We think we are fantastic but Ofsted thought so too!

Ofsted January 2019 found Early years to be GOOD

"Adults have built trusting relationships with children and their families. They have established a nurturing atmosphere in which children are well looked after. Staff compliment this with clear routines and high expectations of the children`s behaviour. As a result children cooperate well with each other and their behaviour is good."

"The quality of teaching in the early years is now effective."

"The children make strong progress."

"The early years leaders have identified priorities for  improvement and have acted quickly to address these areas."

"Children find activities on offer enticing, because of this, they remain focused for extended periods of time."

We value your support: Tips and useful information for parents and carers

 

 Useful links to find out more information about Early Years Foundation Stage

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk

https://www.theschoolrun.com

https://www.gov.uk>early-years-foundation

  Continuing learning at home

  • Visit the cbeebies web page, there are numerous shows and activities linked to our themes. 
  • Read every night with your child, it really will make a difference!
  • Practice high frequency word spellings daily.
  • Practice speed sounds daily. 
  • Calderdale.50thingstodo.org. This site has 50 activities to complete with your child from birth to 5.