Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9EQ

01483 761885

Kingfield Primary School

'Be the best you can be'



  

A WARM WELCOME TO BLACKBIRD CLASS!

 

The staff in the Early Years Foundation Stage work as a team to ensure that everyone can...

"be the best that they can be!"

 

Reception Staff:

Mrs Hern - Class Teacher Mon-Fri

Mrs Houston - PPA Teacher Mon PM

Mrs Pilott - Mon - Thurs & Fri AM

Mrs Collins - Mon & Tues

        

                                                                                             

  

Teaching and learning in all seven areas of the curriculum will be linked to the main themes and events. Through our topics we will also be using every opportunity to develop spiritual, moral, social, and cultural values, through encouraging children to: explore beliefs and experiences; show respect for faiths, feelings and values; learn about themselves, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect. The children will learn through a balance of adult directed and child-initiated activities, (with an emphasis on learning through play), both inside and outside. 

 

What are we learning about in Spring 1? 

Our topic this half term is 'Once Upon a Time'. Each week there will be a different theme linked to this topic, however these may change depending on the children's interests.

Please refer to the medium-term planning below for more details! Please also scroll down to see the Little Wandle Phonics information, and list of recommended books (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) for the EYFS to see how you can continue to support your child at home with their literacy skills. 

Thank you.

            

Please also note that... 

 PE Lessons will be on Mondays.

 Library Books will be changed on Thursdays.

 

-Curriculum information 

Please find the following information at the bottom of the page:

Reception Progression of Skills 

Long Term Plan 23 - 24

Medium Term Plan Spring 1

The Poetry Basket Spring Term

Please note that these plans are 'a work in progress', which will be adapted as necessary in order to incorporate interests, specific events, and the weather! 

 

Assessment

     Since September 2021 there are now 2 statutory assessments that have to be undertaken in Reception year. Neither assessment is a test.

     The Reception Baseline Assessment is a check of each child's early literacy, communication, language and maths skills, which takes the form of a set of practical tasks carried out between the child and the teacher within the first 6 weeks of starting. Children’s results are then sent to the government Standards and Testing agency. The results are not shared with the school, except for a short narrative statement to describe how each pupil performed on the overall assessment.

    The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile is a summary of each child's attainment at the end of the Reception year based on what they have demonstrated they know, understand and can do in all Prime areas of learning, literacy and maths, against the ‘Early Learning Goals’. Attainment for each area is described as either meeting the level of development at the end of the EYFS (expected) or not yet reaching this level (emerging).

     Please click on the link below to see the Early Learning Goals

     

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Phonics

Phonics will be taught using a programme called Little Wandle:

"Little Wandle Letters and Sounds is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, the Ofsted Deep Dive into reading and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check".

As your child progresses through this programme additional links will be added below, so that you, as parents and carers, can support and extend your child's learning at home:

Spring 1 Sounds Pronounciation and Formation Guide

Capital Letter Formation

LS Grapheme Info Sheet

Reception Phonics Spring 1 Overview

Phase 3 Tricky Word Support

Reading Practice Books will be sent home on Fridays. Please make sure these are in school every day so that we can listen to your child read. Your child will get a new Reading Practice Book every week. They will have read this book 3 times throughout the week. If you need any help to support your child with their reading please don't hesitate to ask!

Maths 

     This term we will be following NCETM Maths Mastery Scheme. Please see Long Term Plan for more information. As well as White Rose Maths for         the other aspects of our Maths Curriculum.

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 Value of the Month

We have 4 core values which we will revisit every term. 

Please take time to talk about these values at home, with your child:

Respect

Resilience

Empathy

Reflection

This month's value is Respect

Homework

Each week, children in Blackbird Class will be learning new GPCs (sounds). The sounds we focus on each week will be sent home to practise recognising, reading and also writing.

 

Achievements at Home

 We would love to know about your child's achievements and learning at home.

Please download the sheets below and return to a member of Blackbird staff, when completed. Thank you.

Dates for your diary   

Spring Term 2024

  • Tuesday 2nd January - INSET Day
  • Wednesday 3rd January - First Day of Spring Term
  • Friday 9th February - End of Term, 2.55pm Finish
  • Monday 19th February - INSET Day
  • Tuesday 20th February - Back to School

     Please do not hesitate to talk to a member of the reception staff if you have any concerns or questions. Thank you.

 

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