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Queen's Drive
Infant School

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Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is how the Government and Early years professionals describe the time between birth and 5 years. Mrs Kane is leading the team and is happy to answer any questions that you may have.

We work closely with the children’s previous settings to ensure the children settle in as quickly as possible. At Queen’s Drive Infants School every child matters, we work hard to get to know individuals and build positive relationships so that the children feel safe and happy in our stimulating learning environments.

Once the children feel happy and safe we make the most of their natural curiosity and love of learning through topics based on well-loved core stories.(See below the topic plan for 2018-19)

We will send home vocabulary sheets at the beginning of each term.

We follow the daily READ WRITE INC programme for teaching children Reading and Phonics and use phonically decodable reading books from Oxford Reading Tree and Bug Club.We will change reading and library books once a week to encourage reading confidence and fluency.

Click on the link below to find out about READ WRITE INC and how you can support your child/children at home.Also see the attached frequently asked questions document.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

During this important phase the children learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

Areas of learning include

Prime Specific

Communication and language

Literacy

Physical development

Numeracy

Personal, social and emotional development

Understanding the world
  Expressive art and design

The teachers plan carefully to meet individual and groups needs ensuring that all children make good or better progress.

We work closely with parents to help all children achieve their potential.

Parents help on trips and are regularly invited to our Story Cafe.

Please ask your class teacher or Mrs Kane if you have any questions, they will be happy to help.

Home Learning Opportunities

We send home new sounds/words/numbers as they are taught - please help your child to write them and spot them in their books and the environment.

When we start a new topic we will send home a language challenge and a vocabulary sheet please go over the words with your child/children in your home language and English.

Maths Challenge Cards - Now and again we will add a maths challenge card to your child's home learning book - let us know how they get on!

Useful Links for Parents - 

www.foundationyears.org.uk

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/01/EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended1.pdf

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/09/4Children_ParentsGuide_Sept_2015v4WEB1.pdf