In Year R we have four teachers. Miss Dainton in Class 1, Miss Clayton in Class 2 and Miss King in Class 3. Mrs Searle is the Early Years Leader who oversees the running of our Early Years Foundation Stage.
We are lucky to have a team of dedicated support staff, Mrs Zhang, Mrs Sharma, Ms Pun, Mrs Haddon, Miss Thuilliez and Mrs Howlett who help us with our learning.
Our first week in school
After the excitement of their teachers coming to visit at home last week, now it is finally time to start school. All of the children have come in with big smiles on their faces and are enthusiastically exploring their new classrooms-both inside and out!
We have now begun teaching the children letter sounds in our phonics lessons. Parents are able to access videos, to support the children's learning at home, by logging into your child's journal on the Tapestry app or website.
This coming Wednesday we are looking forward to our first Adventure Day together, where will go over to our forest area for some games and activties. Remember the children can come to school in tracksuit trousers with their school jumper on Adventure Day, instead of our usual school uniform. Don't forget to bring your waterproofs and wellies as well!
Stay and play
This week we had our first stay and play where we invited our Mummies and Daddies to come into school to play with us. Each of our stay and play sessions is themed around an area of learning, this time the focus was physical development. After a short presentation from Mrs Searle, who explained how our physical development relates to our activties in the classroom, everyone played together and enjoyed lots of activities which help us to develop our strength, motor skills and independence in our looking after ourselves. Look at all of the exciting things we did! We all had great fun and look forward to our next stay and play after half term.