Early Years

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage!

We have fun when we learn in the Early Years Foundation Stage. If you would like to find out more about our learning during the EYFS, click on the link below.

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

The following link is a parent friendly guide. It lets you know what to expect during the Foundation Stage.

 What To Expect

To develop our fine motor skills we spend 10 minutes everyday doing Funky Fingers activities! We are twisting, squeezing, threading, pinching and our pencil grip gets better and better.

 

We love Phonics in St.Andrew’s.

The children are taught phonics soon after settling in. Using   the Letters and Sounds programme, and cued articulation they quickly learn how to recognise letters and say sounds and apply these new skills to reading words. They work through phases 1-4 of the programme.

 For more information click on the links below.

Phonics Games

Letters and Sounds

 

Early Writing requires children to be confident with their mark making. In St.Andrew's Class we follow the Writedance programme incorporating essential physical development skills for writing, with the ability to make marks with confidence.

    

 

 

We know that children learn through first hand experiences and finding things out for themselves. We ensure our curriculum contains many opportunities for Active Learning. We supplement our curriculum with visits to a castle and a farm.

 

       

                 Farm Trip                     Chinese Banquet

                              

            

        Bodiam Castle 

 

We assess children in the EYFS through direct observation and interaction. We record these observations using an online learning journey called Tapestry. You can log into this to find out about your child's learning and add your own comments and information. This information is all private to you.

If you don't have an account yet ask Mrs.Thompson.