We are called Bluebells, the second year group in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We enjoy creating a vibrant and stimulating environment where children are nurtured and listened to. We teach using topics as well as using the children’s interests as a vehicle for learning. The children develop good communication skills through positive interaction with adults and peers which supports them in becoming literate for life. We aim for the children to develop lively, enquiring minds with a love of learning and a lifetime of curiosity.
Each morning, the children will usually be taught literacy/phonics and maths and in the afternoons, understanding the world, PE and expressive art and design. But we are very flexible and timings and sessions change each week! The most important curriculum areas of communication and language, personal, social and emotional development and physical development are taught daily through all of our planned activities as well as discreet sessions aimed at focussing on particular areas. We follow the EYFS curriculum 2021. All these sessions are taught alongside ongoing play activities that we call 'Discovery Time'. The doors are open and the children have free access between the classroom and the outside area.
We plan a balance of opportunity for child and adult led play; practical hands on opportunities; indoor and outdoor learning; individual, small group work and class activities.
Mrs Dawkins: Class teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Harris: Class teacher (Thursday, Friday) and Early Years Leader
Miss Brennan: Teaching assistant (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Mrs Wizard: Teaching assistant (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
And this is Geraldine and she helps us with our Phonics!
Day to Day Bluebells Life
Timings of the Day: 9.00am - 3.15pm
Children need to keep a spare change of clothes at school as well as wellies and slippers. We wear slippers in the classroom to keep it clean, making it a nicer place to learn and play.
PE is on a Thursday - please come dressed in your PE clothes and trainers (no laced trainers please!)
Reading books are changed on a Tuesday
Communication diaries (purple books) are checked daily
Please bring in your book bag everyday
Please bring in a water bottle everyday (Only water in drink bottles)
We are not able to hand out any birthday sweets
This term the children will be ‘Going Green’ - learning about the environment in which we live and why it is so important to look after our planet. We will start off by looking at the tiny creatures found in our immediate environment such as worms, ants, ladybirds, beetles, spiders, butterflies, bees, etc, we call these minibeasts. Then move on to looking at larger animals facing extinction. We will then learn about the importance of recycling and how we can help to keep our planet clean. Please check Seesaw each week for further activities related to our class learning.