The Richmond School
Please click here to read the EYFS page from Spring 2017.

Please Visit!

Thursday 26th January
Puppet making — parents and carers are invited to come and make puppets with their child during the    morning.

Hats and Wellies!

As the warmer weather arrives, please ensure your child has their water bottle in school each day. We will also be using the out door area more often so on sunny days a sunhat will be needed. It would also be useful if the children could bring in wellingtons to wear. Please could you ensure they are named. Thank you.

Welcome to the Foundation Stage!

​This term, we will be ​we will be looking at fruit and vegetables and will be making visits to a local greengrocer in small groups to purchase fruit for fruit kebabs. We would like to thank Bedford's for their participation. 

Communication, Language and Literacy

We will be...
· Encouraging the children to use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
· Learning new sounds in our daily phonics time and using them whilst reading and writing.
· Encouraging the children to write labels, captions, lists and short sentences by themselves.

Mathematical Development

​We will be…
· Recognising numbers to 20.
· Counting on or back when adding or   subtracting two numbers.
· Forming  our numbers correctly.
· Solving problems.
· Using everyday language related to time and weight.
· Recognising coins to the value of 10p.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be…
​· Encouraging the children to talk about themselves and their abilities.
· Working in our classes for longer periods of time so that the children become familiar with their peers in preparation for Year One.

Knowledge and Understanding

We will be...
· Growing lots of plants, fruit and vegetables whilst learning how to look after them.
· Learning the main parts of a flower.

Creative Development

Physical Development

We will be...
· Looking closely and drawing what we can see.
· Using watercolours, pastel  pencils and collage in our artwork.
​We will...
· Looking at how to stay healthy with regards to exercise, eating and drinking.
· Trying to form all letters correctly.
· Getting ready for Sports Day.
· Going swimming and becoming more confident in the water.

Things to Do at Home

Your children will still be bringing home their reading folders on a Friday. Please encourage them to ‘read’ words around the home, the supermarket and whilst out and about. For example signs, labels, packets and magazines.

We will also be looking at forming numbers correctly and any help you could give would be appreciated.

All the children would benefit from any opportunities to cut paper with scissors. It may be that they cut the pictures off the Christmas cards or pictures out of a catalogue.

Letters and Sounds

Library Books

Children will bring home their reading folder on a Friday. Please ensure these are returned to school by the following Wednesday so that new work can be given.
​We visit the school library every week to listen to and use a story sack before choosing a library book to share with you. Please return it to school on Monday so that your child can make use of our well resourced library.

Water Bottles

​Please remember that your child is only allowed water in their school drinks bottle which they keep in the classroom. Please ensure it contains fresh water each morning.

PE Kits

​PE will continue to take place on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please can PE kit be school on these days.


EYFS Summer 2017.pdf
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