Welcome to Daisy class
Your class teacher is
Your Learning Support Assistant is
and we have extra help from
Jo Butler and Eugenia Homenko
We have P.E. on
Your child’s PE kit stays at school for the whole of each half term and then we send them home for a wash during the holidays.
Welcome back, I hope everyone has recovered from the chicken pox and the virus. Good to see everyone back, please try and come in unless your child is too poorly. We want to win the attendance awards again.
Well done all those getting their reading badges, keep up the reading at home and remember to write in the reading record book. We can see the progress they are making when we hear them read at school.
Thank you for practising your words and numbers at home, we will keep checking on them and giving you more words.
We have started our trips to the woods, keep an eye out for when it is your child's turn. It is a great experience.
Also, keep an eye on your child's learning journey via TAPESTRY. Please add comments to observations and write your own observations and add pictures. We can share these with the children in class.
The children and adults have been enjoying different topic themes each week. Such as ‘Favourite books’, ‘Chinese New Year’, ‘Bring your favourite toy to school’ and ‘Pirates and princesses’. This has enabled us to get inspiration and ideas from the children’s interests which has also enhanced our ‘learning through play’ ethos.
Finally please try and get to school on time and if you need to speak to one of the staff we are free before school starts and at the end of the day.
We learn through play in the Early Years and we do this by allowing the children to lead their own learning through activities in and out of the classroom. You will be able to see what your child gets up to through your child’s online journal on Tapestry. If you have not already done so please send in your details to us so we can set up your account.
We will send home reading books and a reading record book in your child’s book bag. This is your chance to share books at home from our reading scheme and we would like you to carry on writing in the record book so we can see the progress they are making with you. We will write in these too.
We are teaching sounds to your children, and following a scheme called Read, Write Inc. Each day we introduce a new sound. To help reinforce and practice each sound we send home a sheet of paper with the same letter we have introduced for you to do at home with your child. It would be really great if you could complete these with your child. Click on the video link below for extra help with letters and sounds.
We also teach Maths using a scheme called Maths Mastery. Each week we teach a different topic of mathematics and we also will be sending home a sheet to match that topic for you to do at home with your child.
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In the Early Years at Westborough our Nursery and Year 0/Reception classes work together.
Each child has their own class base and adults, where they will arrive and go home from and have class times such as Read, Write, Inc, Maths Mastery teaching, story time and sharing news times.
The rest of the day the children have access to all the learning areas that have been set up across all four class bases and all three gardens. This is known as ‘continuous provision’ which means the children can access the classrooms and gardens to lead their own learning. The teachers and teaching assistants observe and work alongside the children to enhance their learning, help develop their skills and encourage them to apply the skills we teach them into their play. We encourage all the children to access all the areas to give them confidence to develop to their full potential at school.
Please ensure your child has all their uniform, coats, P.E. kit and bags labelled clearly. Thank you
All children in Year 0 are entitled to a free school meal.
The menu is designed and cooked by our experienced catering staff from fresh every day. The menu runs on a 3 week timetable and can be found HERE. Every child is entitled and it is a good social and learning experience for the children as well as saving you making a packed lunch every day!
The Early Years staff have lunch with the children to encourage tasting and eating a variety of foods and good table manners.
Please come and ask any member of the Early Years staff anything you are unsure of. Every morning there is a member of staff at the gate that you can speak to. If it is something more detailed you can make an appointment to see the teacher after school.