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EYFS

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!

 

FOR YOUR ATTENTION: As discussed in our initial parent- teacher meetings, 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 2 reading books for your child to read. During the week, the children will bring home a 'sharing' book. We do not expect the children to read this book independently, but this will create an extra opportunity to share and discuss a new book together.

 

Book bags will come home with everything you need in them on Friday 2nd October, as opposed to the first full time day on Monday 28th September. Thank you for your continued understanding and patience.

 

Welcome to Great Berry! We hope you have enjoyed coming to play in your classroom. We are looking forward to seeing you all on the 21st September.

 

This half-term our topics will include Myself, Family and Friends and Autumn. 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.

 

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.

 

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 are as follows:

Friday 2nd October- Ruby (red) Group

Friday 9th October- Amber (yellow) Group

Friday 16th October- Emerald (green) Group

Friday 23rd October- Sapphire (blue) Group

 

For your attention: PE will begin after the October half term, however please feel free to send your child in with their PE kits at any point up until October half term. This will remain on their peg until needed. Thank you. 

 

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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