Early Years Foundation Stage

EYFS

 

 

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

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Class 1

Thank you for visiting Class 1's page!  The Reception children and some of the Year 1 children form the Class 1 group.  Here you can find out what we have been learning about.  You will also find our latest newsletters and other useful information.  If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to get in touch.

jtaylor@st-giles-matlock.derbyshire.sch.uk
cbradshaw@st-giles-matlock.derbyshire.sch.uk
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Autumn Term 1 2021

Both the Year 1 and Reception children learn through our topic themed curriculum.  To ensure both year groups access the learning objectives that they need we link two topics together.  This term, the Reception children will learn about Dinosaurs as well as exploring the topic 'Do you want to be friends?' to help with settling into school life at St Giles.  The Year 1 children will focus on the topic 'Dinosaur Planet' and be fabulous role models to our new Reception children by making them feel welcome at our lovely school.

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Do you want to be friends?

The Reception children will be exploring questions such as - Do you want to be friends? Would you like to play with me? What do you like to play?  In this project, we will explore these questions and more about friendship, being kind, similarities and differences, people who help us and working together.

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Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage class page

Where the Adventure Begins!

 

Thank you for visiting our web page. Here you will be able to find out what is happening in Class 1.

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Year 1 Autumn 2021
Dinosaur Planet!

Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl. They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth. Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet. Imagine you’re a palaeontologist (that’s a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts.  Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes, he did. Run!

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Dinosaur Planet Newsletter

Spellings

Links

Take a look at some of our previous projects

Term 5 Topic

Term 4 Topic: Shine and Shimmer

Home learning. Daily activities will be uploaded to:

Year 1 : Class Dojo

Year R: Tapestry

Term 3 Topic: The Night Sky

Home learning. Daily activities will be uploaded to:

Year 1 : Class Dojo

Year R: Tapestry

Term 2 Topic

This term Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Infants) are learning about all things Autumn!  To kick off the topic the children have already been on a scavenger hunt around the school grounds.  They were challenged with finding objects and pictures of items all associated with Autumn.  These were clues as to what they are going to be learning about in the coming term. 

Poppies - Remembrance

Woodland animals - Which animals have been visiting our outdoor area? What do they like to eat? Which animals are 'nocturnal?'

Purple fabric - Wear purple to raise money for JIA

Diwali candles - the Hindu festival of light 

Stars - the Christian festival of Christmas

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Term 1 Topic

Our first topic of the year is called Let’s Explore and we will start by exploring and investigating ourselves, our school, new routines and new friends. It is a new environment and it is our aim that all children feel happy, confident and settled about being here.

This term Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Infants) are learning 'Who lives in a rockpool?' and to be 'Beachcombers'

On the first day back at school the children discovered an abandoned beach bag in the classroom. Inside were a variety of objects you would need at the beach, plus a screwdriver and a spanner!! Who could it belong to? What would you need those for? They then discovered a notebook containing the address of a girl called Sally. We wrote to tell her what we had found and she very kindly sent us a book all about her adventures on the beach. We are going to use this and some non-fiction texts to investigate all the things you would find on a beach. We will also read poetry about the sea and read other seaside stories. In art we will carefully use pastels to draw shells and also look at the work of some famous artists and become artists ourselves.

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