EYFS Information

Welcome to THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE at Mersey Vale!

This page has been developed to support parents and carers of children within both Nursery and Reception classes.

Teachers and support staff are really looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces and meeting new children and their families.

Here you will find information about the Early Years Foundation Stage, including: curriculum information, policy, learning through play ethos, links to further resources and class based information.

We are also gathering photos and adding these to this page so that you can have a look and share them with your child in advance of starting Nursery/ Reception.

You will receive information by post. Please bring all completed forms with you week beginning: 7th September. It has been a pleasure speaking to many families already via phone call, class dojo and during parent, child and teacher meetings.

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone in September!

Miss Bunting, Mrs Edwards and Ms Whiteley

EYFS Teaching Staff

Miss Bunting Nursery Class teacher

Mrs Edwards Reception Class teacher Mon – Thurs

Ms Whiteley Reception Class teacher Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended reading: Transition and starting school

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

Nursery Welcome Pack:

Nursery Letter 2020 commitment updated

NURSERY POWERPOINT 2020

Reception Welcome Pack:

New starter information sheet June 2020

New parents meeting June 2020

Important information from the school nurse:

Reception letter from school nurse

Toilet Training – Top Tips from school nurse

Learning through Play:

Why Play Matters document

Helping your child to settle in:

Helping your child to settle in document

EYFS Policy:

EYFS policy reviewed May 2019

Development Matters:

EYFS Development Matters document

EYFS Information for parents/ carers:

What to expect, when?

Supporting parents and carers through COVID19 crisis

http://www.eriding.net/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=631392&type=full&servicetype=Attachment

Getting your child ready for school:

Starting school

Starting school document

Getting your child ready for school document

Being school ready

Being school ready document

EYFS Parents Guide

EYFS parents guide

Building Blocks

Building Blocks to Reading document

Building Blocks to Writing document

Building Blocks to maths document

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People

Booktrust

Reading tips and advice

Recommended Reads or ‘Starting Nursery/ School

Practical, play based and fun learning contexts:

Enabling Environments:

Provision for learning and development

Nursery

Reception

      

Learning Outdoors…

You might like to have a look at the Class pages for Nursery and Reception (accessible via Children section on website)

Early reading and phonics…

In Nursery, children participate in a variety of child-initiated and adult-led learning experiences to support the development of early reading and phonics skills. Seven aspects of Phase 1 are built into a wide range of practical, play based and fun learning contexts. Developing children’s listening and attention skills and phonological awareness is the key foundation for further development in this area. Creative use of songs, rhymes and stories enables children to develop interest in books and reading, become immersed in key texts and acquire and apply new skills in different contexts alongside stimulating, imaginative play both indoors and outdoors.

In Nursery (Summer term onwards) and Reception, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Here, children are involved in daily sessions to learn letter sounds, take part in blending activities and learn to read sentences and practice their letter formation to improve handwriting skills. Please see links below for further information:

RWI – How to pronounce your letter sounds

Reception phonics pack

Parent FAQs about Read Write Inc Phonics

handwriting doc – Letter formation practice and letter rhymes

how RWI relates to the EYFS

Maths is Everywhere!

Mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills are developed through a range of practical, hands-on activities both indoors and outdoors. Children are encouraged and supported to make connections in their learning and apply developing conceptual understanding to real life contexts and within child-led, play based experiences.

A thematic and cross-curricular approach to learning and delivery makes learning fun and memorable. Children develop knowledge of number, shape, space and measures through songs, stories, music and movement, art and design and physical activities.

Maths through books and stories:

Fine motor and early writing skills