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EYFS

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!

 

Welcome back to Great Berry! We hope you all had a lovely half term and a great Christmas break surrounded by your loved ones. As you will be aware Monday 4th January is a Remote Learning Day for all of the children at Great Berry and we will upload an Overview for the day with an assortment of activities that your child can choose to complete. They will have access to Literacy, Phonics, Maths and Art and Design activities.

 

Please note the following changes regarding the online learning for each class in Early Years. 

 

As from Tuesday 5th January until Friday 15th January most children (with the exception of Vulnerable Pupils and Children of Critical Workers) will be working remotely online. Whilst the children are not at school, we will upload a Weekly Overview with activities to complete each day. Children working remotely will have daily contact with an Early Years teacher. There will be 2 daily teaching opportunities for each class. Please only join the Zoom session for your child's class. 

 

The first teaching session will be for the children in Mrs Chinery and Mrs McGlinchey's class at 9:30am. Then, Miss Hall's class will have the same session taught to them at 10:30am. This will be a Phonics Input Session whereby the teacher will provide a teaching point and introduce/recap the sounds and words of the week.

 

The afternoon session will be an opportunity for any work to be explained and any questions about completed work to be answered. Then, the teacher will share a story with the children. This session will be split into 2 class groups, as with the morning session. Mrs Chinery and Mrs McGlinchey's class afternoon teaching session will be at 1pm. Then, Miss Hall's class teaching session will begin at 2pm.

 

Should you need to contact us during this time please use the Year Group Email system. The emails sent to this address will be monitored daily during the two weeks. As always if you have any trouble accessing the online work please contact us via the Year Group email address and we can make arrangements for work to be collected from school.

 

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

 

This half-term our topics will include Superheroes, Peter Rabbit, Spring and Chinese New Year. 

 

When we are back at school, each colour team will have an Explain 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, a toy they like to play with or an animal or person that is special to them. Before your child's Explain and Tell day, it would 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.

 

We will re-arrange the  dates for Explain and Tell once the children are back at school. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

 

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.

 

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Pre - entry meetings 3rd, 4th and 7th September

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

Welcome Video for Early Years children September 2020- Mrs Goodbrand and Mrs McGlinchey’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.

Mrs McGlinchey's Story - Sam's Sandwich

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.

September 2020 intake Zoom meeting presentation

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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