Welcome to The Early Years Foundation Stage page. Here you can find lots of information on how to support your child’s learning at home.
Support for Parents
Potential Reopening Changes
As you will be aware, Reception is one of the first age groups returning once reopening begins. The EYFS department have been working hard, alongside the Senior Leadership Team, to adapt our classrooms in line with the latest government guidelines. Due to Reception life being very different to what it once was, we have created a video for parents describing what these changes might be. Once reopening has been officially made and we know exactly what this will look like, we will make a video for the children inviting them back. We have lots of creative ways to do this that will focus on the children’s excitement about coming back to school.
We are aware that our children at St Thomas’ are flexible and very adaptable. We have full faith that with support from our wonderful team, they will settle back into school life again. As explained in the video, these are only the current plans for Reception and things may change depending on the guidance at the time.
We look forward to welcoming our children back into our classrooms again soon!
Resources to Support the Transition Back to School
Video Messages from the EYFS team
Reception’s Home Learning
Home Learning 30.3.20 Rec – Week 2
Home Learning 20.4.20 Rec – Week 3
Home Learning 27.4.20 Rec – Week 4
Home Learning 4.5.20 Rec – Week 5
Home Learning 18.5.20 Rec – Week 7
11.6.20 New Rota
As some children are now returning to school, the EYFS team have created a new rota that will incorporate any learning that the children are doing in school and any lessons that the team will be sending out via tapestry. As you know, we have split the returning cohort into 2 groups and therefore there is a separate rota for children in Group A and Group B. Please click on the rota below to access 5 lessons for your child.
Group B will start the new rota from 11/6/20.
Group A will start the new rota from 15/6/20. You will finish lessons on the old rota above until Monday.
Group B planning from 17th June 2020
Group A planning from 22nd June 2020
Group B planning from 25th June 2020
Group A planning from 29th June 2020
Maths Word Problems (both groups)
Group A planning from 2nd July 2020
Group B planning from 6th July 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week has ended now but the world is a very different for our little ones at the moment so these can be useful at any point. Here are some recommended books for you to read or find online, which cover emotions in a child friendly way. With all the uncertainty and disruption to daily life, please keep talking about how everyone is feeling. It is perfectly fine to accept that it is a tricky time for all of us emotionally, big or small, and that this is ok. Keep smiling where possible! You are all doing an amazing job!
For July’s ‘Resilience Month’ can you complete the daily resilience challenges?
Nursery’s Home Learning
For Children in Nursery, please click the link below to access some home learning ideas.
New Parents – September 2020
What we will be learning about
At St Thomas’ we believe in following the children’s interests to prompt our planning. We have knowledge and skills for each area of the curriculum that we teach each half term but how we teach them depends on the children’s interests and ideas. We have vague over riding topics but these are steered completely by the children.
What to Expect When – A Parents’ Guide – http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide