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.
Tuesdays - 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 3 Learning Journey
How do we find the truth?
This term we are focusing on finding out the truth and sorting fact from fiction.
This theme will be delivered through the context of stories with a wolf character. We will be reading The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Mr Wolf's Pancakes.
We will also learn about the Christian Period of lent and make our own pancakes.
Our focus characteristic of effective learning is 'Concentrating Crocodile' and 'Listening Lion'.
Log on to Google Classroom to find out what is happening each day as well as books to read and live updates throughout the day.
You can find our weekly Learning Journey Skills Grid by logging onto Evidence Me as well as how to support home learning in phonics and maths each week. This will also be uploaded on to our Google Classroom page.
Photo Gallery Term 3
Term 2 Learning Journey
What are we saving for?
This term we are focusing on saving time with our families to celebrate, remember and share our hopes for the future! This theme will be delivered through the contexts of Bonfire night, Remembrance day, Diwali and of course Christmas! We will also consider the seasonal change from Autumn into Winter.
Our focus characteristic of effective learning is 'Choosing Charles'.
The children are developing positive learning behaviours by being encouraged to make independent choices about what and how they would like to play. The children choose what resources they would like to use and the adults facilitate and support their learning by spotting the 'teachable moment'. The children discuss the choices they make and learn through trial and error and taking risks!
Please scroll down to see some photos of the children happily engaged in learning through play this term.
You can also find our weekly Learning Journey Skills Grid by logging onto Evidence Me as well as how to support home learning in phonics and maths each week.
Also this term we are taking part in;
Week 2 - Maths Week
Week 3 - Anti-bullying Week (odd socks theme)
Thank you for joining us for parent consultations this term. We have uploaded your child's next step individual learning plan with your feedback onto Evidence Me.
Photo Gallery Term 2
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".
Weeks 4 to 7
We are exploring new frontiers and discovering new lands. We are following the children's interest in travelling to the moon stimulated by the text 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. The children are designing different ways to travel to, explore the moon and imaginary planets and record their journey. We love being explorers and are developing the characteristic of effective learning we call Exploring Elephant! The children are showing our value of courage to explore new ideas and environments with confidence.
Photo Gallery Term 1
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.