Welcome to Simonstone St. Peter's C of E Early Years Foundation Stage
I am Mrs Booth the Reception (EYFS) teacher and I am supported in class by Higher Level Teaching Assistants Mrs G Sutcliffe and Mrs L. Smith.
We are very fortunate in the EYFS as we also have great support from parents and volunteers.
EYFS currently has 20 Reception children.
The Reception children in the EYFS are taught through the Foundation Stage Curriculum. This Curriculum focuses on seven areas of learning:-
- Personal Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
We love what we do!
We know that for our children to grow and achieve, they need to be happy, feel loved and love what they are doing! We place the wellbeing of our children at the centre of our work and our caring staff nurture the development of each and every child. Our ‘irresistible’ curriculum is designed to inspire a real love for learning. Our vibrant learning environment celebrates the work of our children. We want every child to succeed and we want you to share in this success.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind and love your neighbour as you love yourself.” (Luke 10: 27)
Christian Value - Love
Our chosen hymn to support our class value is 'Chain of Love.'
A love for one another, life and learning!
Simonstone St. Peter's C of E Buddies
At Simonstone St. Peter’s C of E Primary School we have a buddy system. Our Year 6 children buddy up with our new reception children. Buddy systems teach and give children the opportunity to practice, the important values of respect, care, valuing differences, responsibility, friendship and including others.
Through looking after and caring for younger, vulnerable children who are just starting school, older children learn the skills associated with empathy and compassion through activities in the classroom and in the playground. A buddy system can help children to feel valued and supported, teach important social skills and create a caring ethos in the school.
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
Updated home learning resources
Espresso - Espresso is an online cross-curricular service that provides video-rich resources to schools throughout the UK. It contains thousands of videos and multimedia activities, as well as a weekly news service. For more information, please visit: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/espresso. Espresso is a resource that I myself use in class and is great for teaching phonics and handwriting. There are also some great games to help develop and consolidate maths skills.
To access Discovery Education Espresso from home
- go to www.discoveryeducation.co.uk
- click the ‘Login’ button in the top right corner
- select ‘Espresso’
- enter your child’s username and password.
Login details through school text message.
Oxford Reading Scheme https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
For reading at home using the reading scheme we use in school. Log-in details with your home-learning pack.
Purple Mash www.purplemash.com/login/
For general lessons and reference. Your login details are in your home-learning pack.
Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy/
The new Government initiative includes daily lessons.
Home learning resources
PE - follow this link to the Physcial Education page on our website for all Mrs Topham's Home learning resources for PE.
Maths - follow this link to find a range of maths activities to do whilst learning from home.
National Curriculum - follow this link to find a range of wider curriculum tasks to do whilst learning at home.
RE - follow this link to find a range of RE activities to do whilst learning from home.
Twinkl - follow this link to find curriculum wide resources for home learning.
Cambridge University Press - follow this link for activities to support your learning at home.
Kindness Calendar - follow this link to find a calendar for acts of kindness that the children can do whilst in isolation.
TTS - free resource packs online at TTS