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Great Ponton Primary School

Great Ponton
Primary School

EYFS

Welcome to EYFS! We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to starting your journey through Primary School. Reception is a very special and important year and I can’t wait to see the children grow and progress throughout our time together. Here on our class page, you will find out about what we are doing in class as well as useful information and documents.

Topic:

We have a new topic each half term. Lots of our learning is linked to this topic, below you will find the overview of our learning for the current topic.

Autumn 1: All About Me

Autumn 2: Once Upon a Time

Spring 1: Jurassic World

Spring 2: Space

Summer 1: Superheroes

Summer 2: Under the Sea

PE Days:

Our class PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. The children are to come to school in their PE kits.

Homework:

Homework in our class will begin from Tuesday 14th September. Homework in EYFS will be set out in the form of a grid of activities that is set at the beginning of each half term. These activities will relate to our topic and the key areas of learning. We ask that one starred (*) activity of your choice is completed each week. Depending on the activity, this can be handed in through photos and/or a description on Dojo or the children can complete the activity in their homework book and bring this into school. An activity is expected to be handed in by every Monday. We aim to make these activities as practical, creative and hands on as possible!

Phonics homework will also be set each week. The purpose of this is to consolidate the knowledge and sounds the children have learnt in class. Phonics homework is expected to be completed in the children’s homework book each week. This will be set every Tuesday and is expected in every Monday.

We will also begin to send home reading books on Tuesday 14th September. All children will start with picture books. We encourage you to look through these with your child and talk about what is happening on each page as well as what they think might happen next! The children can then bring their books into school when they are finished and they will be changed. Books can be brought in and changed on any day and as often as required. We do ask that the children read at least 3 times a week.

Useful Information:

Below, you will find some useful documents which may provide some helpful information.

  • EYFS Framework Information for Parents – Contains information about what and how your child will learn throughout their reception year.
  • Help Your Child with Reading – Contains fun ways to help and encourage your child with their early reading and understanding.
  • Early Learning Goals for Parents – Guidance on what the ELGs are for each area of learning.
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Phonics Play https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Read with Phonics  https://www.readwithphonics.com/

Ruth Miskin https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Numbots https://numbots.com/

Cosmic Kids https://www.cosmickids.com/

Science home learning ideas

British Science Association announces Professor Pritchard as Section  President

PE videos

Little Movers-

Below is the link to the Little mover’s videos ready for your PE commencing Wednesday 27th January. The videos are filled with activities that the children can work on while at home or in school and they can be easier paused in between activities.  There are three videos to start with but more are to follow.

​Folder icon Great Ponton Videos

Please  don’t hesitate to contact me if there is an issue accessing the videos or if you have any question or request.

I hope you enjoy!

Thank you to the Inspire+ team for creating these videos for our school.