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Early Years - Sycamore

Class teacher Miss Jenny Skilton  -

Curriculum Information PowerPoint - Autumn 2021

As promised in the St Lawrence Post, we are now pleased to send you a link to our St Lawrence YouTube channel where you can access the Curriculum Information Presentation for your child's year group.

The Curriculum Information presentation will be followed by a 'Get to Know You' live video session with your child's class teacher during the week beginning 18th October. Apologies that this date is slightly later than originally stated, but we need the extra time to resolve some minor technical difficulties. This is your opportunity to have an informal chat with the teacher in a group video link, as well as being able to ask questions arising from the Curriculum Information Presentation.  We ask that any questions are emailed to the class teacher direct, in advance of the 'Get to Know You' session: 

EYFS - Sycamore Class


Hello Sycamore Class

Over the last few weeks, we have enjoyed listening to and retelling ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The children have enjoyed exploring their learning and had a great time at Forest School. We have been talking about the Nativity, learning a dance and singing songs.

Our learning next week:
English: Next week our story focus will be ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We will anticipate the key events and answer questions in response to the story. We will be creating our own story maps and we will use these to act out and retell the story. The children will also create their own Gingerbread men.

Phonics: We have really enjoyed learning our Phase 2 sounds. We will continue to learn our phase 2 sounds and blend our sounds together to read words. Please look at your sound books every day.

Maths: We will be watching the episodes ‘The Whole of Me’ and ‘The Terrible Twos’.  We will be learning that a number can be made up of different parts. We will explore partitioning a whole number into different parts.

Sound books: Please bring these into school every day. These sounds should be practiced daily at home. In the front of the sound book there are some activities you can pick and choose from to support learning at home. If you talk about the sounds please write a note in the book. The sound book will be used at both school and home.

Library: Please remember library books on Thursday. We will visit the school library every Thursday. The children will borrow a book to bring home for the week. 


Home learning:

Please go through our sounds every day. To support our class learning, have fun on a sound hunt and listen to the sounds in the environment.
Look for print and numbers in your environment. Talk about numbers and count items up to 10 e.g. steps or number of plates at the table.
Share stories with your child at home every day. Talk about the front cover, predict what might happen and ask questions about the text.
Enjoy singing nursery rhymes and identify rhyming words in stories.

Miss Skilton and The EYFS Team