Induction 2020 – 2021
Early Years Foundation Stage – Bumblebee and Ladybird classes
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – Bumblebee and Ladybird classes
Welcome to our EYFS classes. We have two EYFS classes which operate from a large shared unit including our lovely outdoor area. Sharing one larger space allows the children to access larger areas to play rather than having smaller areas in each classroom. We also make great use of our wider schools grounds and have weekly Nature Explorer sessions which enable the children to become confident explorers of the wild outdoors!
Children learn new letter sounds every week and enjoy using them in their writing and reading. They take home reading books and a library book to share with their families every week. Children learn their maths through hands on and practical activities – find out more on our curriculum page as well as in the below document. We also have a YouTube and Twitter account where you see how your children are learning in EYFS (click on the links below.)
Children in Early Years follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme. What is Letters and Sounds?
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic program for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
With the introduction of the Universal Infant Free School Meals, all our infant children enjoy a hot meal cooked on our premises. Children share their share their lunchtime play with the whole school, which means that they get to see their friends from other classes. All children in our EYFS unit have a buddy from Key Stage Two who helps them get to know the schools and playgrounds and to feel part of the ‘Moorlands Family’.
At various times throughout the year parents are invited in to see what the children are learning and how they can help at home. We run parent workshops on supporting your children in learning to read and helping them in their maths. We recently ran a successful project to support children born in the summer term, who have, in the past, found some of the end of year expectations harder to attain.
Children in our Foundation Stage enjoy taking part in whole school events such as visits to school from theatre companies, assemblies and celebrations.
Check out our You Tube videos on this link to see How your children learn in EYFS