' Always remember you matter, you're important and you are loved, and you bring to this world things no one else can'
What a great first half term the children have had in EYFS. Both reception and Pre School have settled well and are creating strong relationships with the other children and myself. Its been so lovely to have a bustling busy classroom filled with chitter chatter and giggles! Last term the children in EYFS have enjoyed learning about an array of animals and their habbitats. The children are enjoying their daily phonics sessions and I am looking foward to you parents seeing your children's learning journeys at parents evening. Our stay and play sessions continue to thrive and its been great seeing so many new faces. Thankyou to parents for your continued support, our stay and play sessions will continue to have a weekly theme the first being bonfire night. This half term is exciting as we learn about different festivals and keeping our bodies healthy. Here attached is the curriculum letter for the upcoming half term. If you need to dicuss your child's learning at anytime we have an open door policy and please feel free to speak to myself or Mrs Taylor when needed.
Thanks Mrs Broadley
Thankyou to everyone who has attended one of our baby or stay and play sessions so far this term. Its been great to see so many children in our EYFS provision and it has been lovely getting to know the children and their parents so far.
Over the last couple of weeks I've taken so many great photos of the children and the provision so here they are for you to enjoy!
Thankyou to all for your continued support.
Happy New Year Everyone,
The children have settled back into school wonderfully and they are really enjoying our topic 'Ourselves' and 'Our Family'.
The Stay and Play sessions on Thursday from 10-12 have been a huge success and it is fantastic to have so many children now joining us.
We have also started snuggle and sing on Tuesday from 9.30- 10.30 and this has also been another great addition.
Children are more than welcome to stay for lunch on Thursdays and take part in our Forest School sessions in the afternoon.
If you have any questions about the sessions please ring, e mail or pop in to see myself or Miss Ormerod.
Mrs Taylor & Miss Ormerod
We have had yet another amazing half term, the children enjoyed learning about animals. You can see their wonderful lion heads below. Next half term our topic will be light and dark and attached is the curriculum letter with all the coverage.
Autumn 2 is such a busy half term but also such fun and we will be working hard on our Christmas Production and as soon as we have all the dates I will let you know.
Thank you for all your support
Mrs Taylor and Miss Ormerod
Welcome back to School we have now had our first full week and it has been fantastic .
The children are so engaged and happy it is wonderful to see.
Our topic this half term is animals and we will be linking animals in as many areas of the curriculum as possible. If you would like more information I have attached the curriculum coverage letter below.
Besides all the wonderful learning in school I will also be holding a phonics workshop for Reception Parents on Thursday 16th of September from 3.30 - 4.30.
Just a reminder
Phonics - Every day
Reading - Listen to your child daily if possible
PE - Monday and Wednesday
Homework - Friday tasks as and when
Forest School - Thursday when stated 1st session is Thursday 16th September.
Thank you for all your support if you need any thing further just pop in to see me.
Mrs Taylor and Miss Ormerod
The children had great fun with our last topic 'Green Fingers' we made cress heads, planted sunflowers and planned and made our own fruit kebabs.
Next Term our topic is 'Wind in the Willows' and we have lots of exciting learning planned.
See you next week
Mrs Taylor and Miss Ormerod
Lovely to see you today on zoom. I hope you all try the game I showed you adding 1 and adding 2. Keep practising your letter sounds and blends and don't forget to do your news on Monday. It is not long now till we are all back together.
Have a lovely weekend
Hope today was a nice surprise for you all seeing Miss Ormerod after so long, she enjoyed seeing you all very much on zoom.
I have added the 'igh' bingo game and information on making cress heads. Mr Bloom is on you tube and I know you will all enjoy his fun gardening ideas.
Please take lots of photos of your cress heads as they are growing and send them to us!
A quick update for those of you that could not make the zoom.
We practised our blends through the flashcards, then we revisited 'ie'. We thought of words with 'ie' such as like pie and tie. I have added a postcard below for parents to read aloud and then you can hear the 'ie' words.
Maths we looked at +1 +2 we practised counting using a number line. I have added a power point below addition to 10 then 20.
Should you need anything further please e mail me
OUR NEW TOPIC IS GREEN FINGERS
For the children that are working at home this week you will need the following:-
A small plant pot
A pair of tights
Cress or Grass seeds
For the children working from home the week commencing the 1.3.2021 you will need the following :-
A small plant pot
A sunflower seed
I do hope you have all had a lovely half term, below is the zoom for tomorrow. I am going to attempt to do the zoom from school rather than home. However, if the wi-fi is not strong enough I apologise in advance and will continue the zooms from home on Tuesday.
In the morning before the zoom your children can draw a picture and maybe write a sentence about something they have done this week.
I cannot wait to see you all soon
A quick recap for those of you that did not make todays zoom.
Phonics - We looked at the flash cards of our initial sounds and many blends. Then we focused on 'oy' ( Worksheet below)
Maths - We did lots of practical work counting to 10 then we looked at ways to spilt 10.
( There is a number bond sheet below)
Art and Design - As we have been looking at the Royal Family I introduced the children to Pop Art today, we looked at Queen Pop Art and spotted differences in all of Andy Warhol's paintings. ( Information below)
I would like the children to colour in the Pop Art sheet making every image of either the girl or boy a different colour.
Tomorrow will be the last zoom for a while I do hope you can all join me.
Have a lovely half term.
Hope your all okay for those of you that did not make the zoom or all of the zoom here is a quick recap.
Phonics - we did our flash cards then looked at 'ai ' and 'ay' below is the game we played.
Maths - we looked at making 10 lots of ways and then we wrote the addition to go with our dinosaurs. Please can you try making 10 lots of ways with anything I would love to see photos of your sums.
See you soon
Hope your all doing okay, For those of you that could not make the zoom we looked at some tricky words (the sheet is below). Then we did lots of counting and some taking away with dinosaurs. (Below are some taking away tasks). The work below is to be completed on Monday unless you are in school.
Please remember to do your news on Monday and keep doing your flashcards every day.
Don't forget there is no zoom on Monday. I look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday the 9th of January.
Have a fun weekend.
You are all doing amazing with your blends please keep practising them every day and I am super impressed with your number knowledge and adding numbers together.
Remember you don't have to do the worksheets below if you fancy getting outside you could collect and count leaves or practice your numbers in the snow as the children have this week in school.
Thank you for all your hard work this week I will be doing a zoom tomorrow Friday 5th of January at 1pm instead of Monday 8th of January.
I hope you can all join me.
Todays zoom will be at 1.15 please use the usual code.
Thank you Mrs Taylor
Hope your all enjoying the snow just to let you know we are still on zoom at 1pm today.
Miss Ormerod is also joining our zoom today and is looking forward to seeing you all.
See you soon
Monday 1st of February 2021
Thank you for sharing your news on zoom today with everyone, I cannot wait to see all your drawings of your weekend fun. Have a try at writing a sentence about your weekend news.
I have added some 'oe' work and ideas for your Cinderella wedding invitation.
See you soon
Thursday 28th January 2021
Thank you to all of you that joined the zoom today. A quick recap for those of you that could not make it.
Phonics - We looked at 'oi' we read some words with 'oi' and I have added a matching word and picture game for you to play.
English - We continued looking at Cinderella and then we looked at another Cinderella story called Cinder Edna. See if you can retell this story to your families.
Maths - We talked about tall and short and I have a tall to short ordering task for you to carry out.
Thank you to each and every one of you for all your hard work. Have a lovely weekend, See you on Monday.
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Just a little recap for those of you that didn't make the zoom today.
Phonics - we looked at 'oo' both the long 'o o' and the short 'oo' there are worksheets below.
English - We talked about the Cinderella Disney clips I asked you to watch and the story so far. I have put on some puppets for you to cut and stick on to lolly sticks and then you can retell the story to your family.
Maths - we continued to look at repeating patterns.
If you need anything further please e mail me.
Monday 25th January 2021
It was so lovely to see all your happy smiling faces today, thank you for sharing all your weekend news with me. It sounds like you have had lots of fun sleighing, walking and celebrating birthdays. I cannot wait to see your news pictures and maybe you could write a sentence about the fun you have had.
For those not on the zoom please send me a picture of your weekend. also.
Phonics - we looked at 'qu'
Maths - we looked at patterns try and make some of you own and then try Cinderella patterns below
Over the next few weeks we are looking at Cinderella. In preparation for the zoom tomorrow please can you watch the Cinderella clips below on you tube.
Thank you again for all you hard work. Well done
Thursday 21st January 2021
Thank you for all your hard work this week. For those of you that did not make the zoom today we looked at our sounds again then focused on the 'er' sound. I have attached an 'er' game and you can make a spider.
In maths we went through our 2d shapes, you are all wonderful at shape spotting then we talked about symmetry and looked at symmetrical patterns. I have attached some symmetrical patterns for you to look at and you can make the butterfly below symmetrical.
You are all doing so well I am super proud of all of you. Have a wonderful weekend.
See you on Monday
Monday 18th January 2021
Thank you for telling me all your news don't forget to draw a picture of your news and if you can write a sentence that would be wonderful.
I am so thrilled with you all, you are all doing so well with your phonics keep on doing your flashcards and swatting those sounds and blends.
Today we looked at 'ou' and I would like you to make a mouse (The shape mouse is below) you could pop your mouse in a house.
We are looking at shape this week and on zoom we looked at the 2d shapes triangle, square, rectangle and circle. What shapes can you spot on the mouse? What shapes can you spot round your home?
See you soon
Don't forget Joe Wicks is doing live workouts every Monday Wednesday and Friday morning from 9 - 9.30 on You Tube. If these times do not fit with you Mrs Hough has kindly put her workouts in the resource centre on our website.
I have added the work for today below.
Please continue to practice all your sounds and blends
Today we are looking at 'ee' and there is an 'ee' worksheet for you to complete and if you would like you can practice your cutting skills and make a bee.
In Maths we are working on counting and writing our numbers correctly. There is a worksheet with pets to count to 10 or 20.
See you soon.
I am very sorry but due to heavy snow I will be unable to get home in time for the Zoom Teach at 1pm today.
I will arrange a zoom for Friday afternoon at 1pm.
Today in zoom we ran through all the initial sounds and some blends, then we focused on ng and th. I have attached a worksheet below. In Maths I used a tambourine and clapped whilst the children counted the sounds then they wrote down the correct number of claps and sounds. Please keep practising your numbers and keep counting.
Today in the zoom we looked at 'ch' there is a train sheet for you to colour in all the objects and items with 'ch' in the word.
Then we looked at how we could describe Paddington. I have added a Paddington sheet, please can you colour Paddington and describe him.
In Maths we are continuing with counting and some estimating.
If you need anything at all please e mail.
Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Below is the work for today, I look forward to seeing you all at 1pm.
Thank you for joining the zoom teach this week and sending me all the completed work. There will be no zoom till Monday 11th of January. I have attached the work below for tomorrow and I look forward to seeing you on Monday ( details below).
Thankyou to all of you that came on zoom it was wonderful to see you. You all know so much about Paddington that is amazing!
Below is the tie to decorate and then to practice writing words ending in the 'ie' sound.
I have also added a missing number snake sheet for you to complete.
Due to commitments of teaching children of key workers in the morning I am hoping all the EYFS children will join me at 1pm daily for phonics and then some English and Maths ( details of the zoom log in below).
For the next few weeks we are looking at Paddington Bear. So if you have any stories of Paddington you may like to read them to your child.
Should you need anything at all please e mail myself or Miss Ormerod.
Following today's Zoom class I have uploaded the document for the children to write their own sentence to go with the picture from Zog. Please dont forget to email me your work. Have a lovely weekend and I look foward to seeing the children back in school on Monday.
Following today's zoom class, here is the print out sheet for the children to make their Zog puppets I hope they enjoy re creating their own vesions of the story.
Following today's Zoom class and re visitng the blend "er" I have attached a cutting and sticking activty for the children to complete. As part of our maths work the children could make their own paper watches using collage materials.
Following from today's Zoom class and looking at the blend "oi" in phonics the children could have a go at producing some coin rubbings. As part of our maths work and learning all about currency the children could play shops! Taking turns in playing the role of the shop keeper and use real coins so they can familiraise themselves with them and their value.
Following from today's Zoom Class I have added a "ou" work book however I would only like you too complete the draw page by drawing me a picture of the something with a "ou" sound in it. As part of our dragon work I would like the children to create a pet profile all about their pet dragon they created yesterday. There is a sheet attached below for this to be completed on. I would love for the children to think about what describing words best suits their dragrons and have a go at writing a sentence. Dont forget to email me their work and I look foward to reading them all soon.
Following on from our Zoom class this morning, I have attached a picture of the paper plate dragon craft for the children to recreate. This will then follow into tomorrow's zoom where we will begin to look at creating our own pet dragron profile. I look foward to seeing them!
Following on from our Zoom Teach this morning I have added a booket to practice your oa blend and a worksheet to fill in on what you think Zog learned when he went into Year Three.
The Children have enjoyed being in the forest school. They have been learning about fire and being safe. They had so much fun, Thank you Mrs Murray
Early Years Foundation Stage
We pride ourselves on providing a safe, happy, fun environment in which our children can learn. We use a positive teaching style, encouraging children to be polite, listen carefully, share and develop a caring attitude towards others. We work with children primarily on their personal, social and emotional development as once this is in place the others areas of learning will follow. This supports our mission statement and ethos,and runs through the whole school. The caring attitudes of all the pupils, towards the youngest are a particular strength. We are very proud of our school environment, which is based around a strong a friendly, caring, family atmosphere with a strong sense of community.
Here at Brennand's Endowed School we offer pre-school children an opportunity to develop skills they may have already learned at home or in another setting alongside our Reception class. Children are welcome to attend Pre-School for whole school days or can choose to join us for morning or afternoon sessions. At Brennand's we find that children who attend pre-school have excellent personal, social and emotional skills, and that when they start in Reception they are settled, happy, confident children that are ready to learn.
The classroom is a bright, vibrant and happy environment where pupils learn through hands on, practical experiences as well as the more formal table time.
EYFS canopy room
Mrs Milne-Redhead opened our canopy room for us on Friday 15th November 2013. The room is primarily used for Foundation Stage children, but the whole school take advantage of this beautiful addition to the school building.
We are fortunate to have a wonderful outdoor space. We have use of three outdoor areas which the children can access throughout their sessions.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
The principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage are grouped into four themes:-
A Unique Child- every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable and self assured.
Positive Relationships- children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling Environments- the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning
Learning and Development- children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.
There are 7 areas of learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage are
Communication and Language; Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; and Expressive Arts and Design.
For more information about our Foundation Stage request our Reception Welcome Pack or you could make an appointment to visit our setting.