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EYFS

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!

Early Years into Year 1 Transition Meeting 23rd June

Pre-Entry Meeting for Early Years Children 2022-23

Early Years Maths Zoom Meeting 16th March 2022

Early Years Phonics Zoom Meeting 10th November 2021

Yearly Overview Curriculum Map

 

Welcome back to Great Berry! We hope you have had a nice relaxing half term break with your families. The children are settling into their new classes incredibly well and we are so pleased to see their smiley faces coming into school every morning. They are making us so proud with their beautiful sitting, and how well they are learning all of our rules and routines.

 

Our topics this half term will include Minibeasts, Pirates and Mermaids, Dinosaurs and Year One. Every week we will upload a Weekly Overview, which will give you an insight into some of the activities we will be doing in school that week.

 

Important Dates for your Diary this half term:

 

INSET Day: Monday 6th June

Children back to School: Tuesday 7th June

PTA Fathers Day Gift Sale: Wednesday 15th June

Sports Day: Tuesday 21st June

Early Years to Year 1 Transition Meeting: Thursday 23rd June: 4:30pm

Road Safety Parent and Children Workshop: Wednesday 29th June

Display Evening: Tuesday 5th July

Meet the Teacher: Tuesday 12th July & Thursday 14th July

Last Day of Term for Children: Thursday 21st July

INSET Day: Friday 22nd July

 

 

Reminders:

 

Please note that the drop off time for the children in the mornings is 8:30am. The children are now in school on a full time basis and so will need to collected at 3pm. Please can we ask that you stay on the yellow path and walk all the way along to the end of the playground (close to the KS2 climbing frame) where the Early Years classes are lined up. This is so we can make sure to see you and send your child directly to you. 

 

Should you need to contact us please use the Year Group Email system.  

 

Our Year Group E-mail Address is: earlyyears@greatberry.essex.sch.uk

 

This email address will be checked regularly, however if there is any important information that you need to let us know quickly please contact the school office so that they can pass this onto the class teachers.

 

 

Show and Tell

 

Each colour team will have an Show and Tell date once, each half term. This is an opportunity for your child to talk to their class about somewhere they have been, something they have achieved or bring in and show a toy they like to play with. If your child is going to bring in a toy or object from home please can you make sure the item goes into a named plastic bag. 

 

Before your child's Show and Tell day, it may be helpful to talk to them in preparation for what they could tell their friends. Please feel free to send in a covering note so that we can support them with this. There will be a chance for your child to answer questions from their peers about what they have shared.

 

The colour group dates for this half term are as follows:

Friday 17th June- Ruby (red) Group

Friday 24th June - Amber (yellow) Group

Friday 1st July- Emerald (green) Group

Friday 8th July- Sapphire (blue) Group

 

Homework

 

Homework/Write and Tell books will be given out on a Friday. They will need to be returned by the following Tuesday. Ideas for the homework will be available on the Weekly Overviews. Each week please give feedback on how your child found the activities, by leaving a short comment with their homework.

 

Keep checking back on this page for more updates and to see some of our brilliant work.

 

Please note that jewellery is not allowed to be worn in school. This includes hoop earrings, bracelets, anklets and necklaces. Only small studs are allowed, although these have to be removed on PE days.

 

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!

 

Welcome Video for Early Years children September 2020- Miss Hall's Class

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We hope these informative videos give you an insight into our daily routines in Early Years and allow the children to see their new teachers and assure them of what to expect when they come to Great Berry in September. We are looking forward to meeting you all!

The Early Years Team

Children’s View on their time in Early Years- Miss Hall’s Class

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We asked some of the current Early Years children to talk about their experiences and what they have enjoyed doing this year. We hope this will encourage conversations about the topics we will be learning and help to settle any worries about coming to school.

Children’s View on their time in Early Years- Mrs Goodbrand and Mrs McGlinchey’s Class

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We have asked some of the current Early Years children to talk about their experiences and what they have enjoyed doing this year. We hope this will encourage conversations about the topics we will be learning and help to settle any worries about coming to school.

Miss Hall's Story- The Smartest Giant in Town

We hope you enjoy the stories read by each of the Early Years teachers from Great Berry. We hope that by providing these videos it will be a good opportunity for your child to practise sitting quietly and listening carefully to their teachers voice.

A Tour of Year One

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Phonic sounds and actions e u r h b f l ss

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Phonic sounds and actions j v w x y z

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Phonic sounds and actions

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Phonic sounds and actions

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