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Notice for those in Mrs Chinery and Mrs McGlinchey's class

Please be aware that there is a change to the days that the adults will be teaching this week.

Mrs McGlinchey will be teaching in class on Wednesday 14th April and Mrs Chinery will be in on Friday 16th April. The children will be told in class so that they know which adult to expect the following morning.

Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!

Welcome back to Great Berry! We hope you have had a lovely Easter half term holiday with your families. We are so excited to see all of your bright, smiling faces on Monday morning!

 

Reminders:

 

Please note that the drop off time for the children in the mornings is between 8:30am and 8:40am and collection time is at 2:50pm. 

 

Both classes will have PE every Wednesday. Please make sure your child's long hair is tied up and that any earrings have been removed so that they can fully participate in the lesson. 

 

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 half-term our topics will focus on Fairytale stories and include Jack and the Beanstalk, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the three bears. 

 

Explain and Tell

 

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.

 

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

Friday 23rd April- Ruby (red) Group

Friday 30th April- Amber (yellow) Group

Friday 7th May- Emerald (green) Group

Friday 14th May- 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 Monday. 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.

 

We need to allow the 'Write and Tell' (homework) books to remain untouched for a period of time before they are marked. This will now be the case for the red reading records, therefore they will be taken out on a Monday along with the write and tell book. They will be returned to you on a Friday along with a reading book for your child to read. 

 

 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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EYFS Maths Parent Zoom Meeting 19th March 2021

Week Beginning 15th March

Catch Up Tuition Sessions

 

If your child has been invited to attend catch up tuition sessions (your child would have received a letter in their book bag) here are the dates and timings for the sessions up until half term. Just a reminder Miss Hall's Fine Motor skills and Phonics groups have changed to morning sessions as follows: 

 

Miss Hall's Fine Motor Skills and Phonics Sessions

Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th March 8:10-8:30am

Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th March 8:10-8:30am

 

Mrs Hatchett's Speech and Language Development Sessions

Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th March 3:10-3:30pm

Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th March 3:10-3:30pm

 

Mrs Chinery's Speech and Language Development Sessions

Monday 15th and 22nd March 3:10-3:30pm

 

Mrs McGlinchey's Phonics Sessions

Thursday 18th and 25th March 3-3:30pm

 

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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