Welcome to the Starfish class page!
Meet the Starfish Team
Mondays - Woodland Session
Children wear old clothes to school (arms and legs covered). Please provide waterproof coat, trousers and wellies if the weather is wet.
Wednesdays - PE
Please ensure your child wears their PE to school. Yellow T shirt, black shorts and trainers/plimsolls. Jumpers and tracksuit bottoms/leggings in colder weather.
Please name water bottles, snack boxes, lunch boxes and all items of clothing.
Ethos and Vision for our children
Our children are at the heart of everything that we do and we build our curriculum around their needs and interests. We observe, assess, teach and review impact through 'In the moment planning' using play as the vehicle for learning. Our children free flow through out the day between engaging and purposefully organised inside and outside environments. Early reading, writing, phonics and maths skills are taught in short directed teaching inputs, the children then apply these skills independently in our enabling environment. The children's interests drive the themes for our learning journey as well as seasonal changes and celebrations. We aim to capture the awe and wonder of childhood making every moment memorable so our children learn deeply and can apply their skills in different contexts. We build a strong home school partnership to ensure our children feel secure and blended learning is consistent and playful.
To find out more about our EYFS ethos and vision please refer to our EYFS policy.
Term 1 Learning Journey
Weeks 1 to 3 A big journey begins with small steps!
This term we focus on getting to know each other! The children explore their new indoor and outdoor spaces, they make new friends and get to know the adults who look after them. The adults play and chat to the children, getting to know them all, what they like to do and how they learn.
We begin by learning all our new routines with a particular focus on good hand hygiene and 'catch it, bin it, kill it' for coughs and sneezes!
Our school value focus this term is courage and we have been encouraging resilience and independence right from the start! All our children are showing that they can be a 'tough tortoise' and have settled so well enjoying all their new experience and challenges. Arya summed it up saying "school is fun and kind".
This weeks Learning Journey Skills Web
Early days exploring our new learning environment.
The children have loved getting to know each other and sharing their treasure boxes! Thank you for all the effort that went into creating them.