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EYFS: Mrs Norton - Julia Donaldson

IMPORTANT LETTER FOR STARTING BACK

Hello and welcome to Julia Donaldson Class. 

 

I am Mrs Norton and will be teaching your child from Monday to Wednesday each week. Miss Martin will cover the class on a Thursday and then on a Friday when I am not in school. 

 

On this webpage you will find an update of what we have done each term, along with these being shared on class stories on Dojo. You will also be able to access observations of your child's learning on Dojo once you have been given the individual log ins. 

 

You will also be able to see who received the Star of the week and gets to take the Diary, book and character home as well as updates as to which day your child will need to come in PE kit. 

 

We ask that once the children are given their book bags that they are brought into school each day. Children will also need to bring their water bottle with fresh water in each day and this will return home with them each evening. 

WORK FOR CHILDREN OFF WITH COVID/SYMPTOMS

Autumn 2021

 

Week 2 

Week 3 

Week 4 

Week 5 

Week 6 

 

FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER - Jeans for genes day

WEDNESDAY 13TH OCTOBER - Parents Evening - settling in

FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER - Break up for half term

 

MONDAY 25TH - FRIDAY 29TH - Half Term

 

MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER - INSET DAY 

WEEK COMMENCING 8TH NOVEMBER - REMEMBRANCE WEEK

WEEK COMMENCING 15TH NOVEMBER - ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

WEEK COMMENCING 22ND NOVEMBER - ROAD SAFETY WEEK

WEEK COMMENCING 29TH NOVEMBER - CELEBRATION WEEK 

 

WEDNESDAY 22ND DECEMBER - BREAK UP FOR CHRISTMAS 

 

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING FOR POSSIBLE CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE DATES DEPENDING ON COVID RESTRICTIONS IN SCHOOL. 

 

For the first few weeks, our main priority is to ensure all the children settle happily into school routines and form good relationships and friendships within the class. The children will also be finding out about our routines and 'REACH’ superhero values: Respect, Enjoyment, Achievement, Challenge and Health. We will model how this looks within the school environment. All the children will also be completing a range of activities which enable us to identify their current knowledge and understanding which will take place through our own school Baseline and a Government Baseline. 

 

The children will begin Phase 1 phonics and will begin exploring numbers in depth. Some familiar characters, ‘Numberblocks’ will be helping us to do this! We will also begin learning about matching and sorting shapes and exploring pattern. 

 

We will be learning all about ourselves, our families, and our friendships through a range of quality and engaging texts which can be seen below. We will be developing our understanding about what makes us unique from others and that's what makes us SUPER! We will share the story of 'The Colour Monster' to understand our emotions and feelings in depth and strategies to help us with some emotions. 

 

In the week commencing the 4th of October, it is World Space Week! So, we will get our space suits on and shoot into space in our rockets to explore the amazing solar system!  

 

We are looking forward to continually getting to know your lovely children and yourselves further over the next few weeks! 

 

Please keep checking Dojo (logins will be given out very soon) to see updates and the fantastic learning your children undertake!

Knowledge organiser EYFS Autumn 1

Our School Day

The school day starts from 9:00 am - 3:15pm with the gates opening at 8:50am. 

 

On drop-off, you will use the main gates that you entered during your visits and are encouraged to drop your child at the gate to their classroom.

 

On collection, if you wait outside our classroom (on the playground) and your child will be in the line to come out to you. Please give us a wave and try and stand in a similar spot each day to aid with getting the children out quickly and safely - especially in the wetter months. 

 

Water Bottles

We encourage all children to bring their own water bottles into the classrooms everyday with their full name clearly labelled on the side. Children are provided access to their own water bottles throughout the day to ensure hydration. Please could you ensure that only water is put into them and not juice! This will be returned each day to be washed and refilled for the next school day. 

 

Book bags

The children will be soon given book bags. Please could these be brought into school each day and checked every evening for any new letters. Please could we ask these are the only bags brought into school as we have limited space in the cloakrooms.

 

PE day

Our PE day will be every Thursday and children will be asked to wear their PE kit to school. Please note the PE kit should be: a plain red t-shirt with or without the school logo, plain black sports jacket/zip-up jacket and plain black or navy joggers/shorts. Please can you ensure all PE clothing and footwear is labelled with your child’s full name.

 

PE will include alternating both indoors and outdoors. Please could you ensure the appropriate PE kit is worn. I will communicate in advance on Dojo whether it is indoor or outdoor PE.

 

School Money 

 You will shortly receive a text message /email about joining 'School Money'. This is our system on paying for things in school as we do not handle cash. This will include things like school milk, trips wrap-around club etc. Any questions please Dojo, email or ring the school office. 

 

Milk 

While the children are 4 years old, they will receive milk for free. Once your child turns 5 years old, unfortunately they will no longer receive it. If you wish for your child to continue to have milk at school, please visit: www.coolmilk.com

 

Birthdays

To celebrate this special day, the birthday boy or girl can come dressed in their own clothes for the school day. If their birthday is on the weekend, they are welcome to pick the closest day to come in non-uniform! 

 

Jewellery and Hair 

To ensure the safety of your child our school policy regarding jewellery, hair and nails is as follows:-

 

  • No jewellery other than stud earrings and watches.
  • We recommend that children who have long hair (below their shoulders) should tie their hair back for school; however, it is essential that it is tied back for PE lessons. 
  • Appropriate hair bobbles of size and design.
  • Nail varnish should be removed for the school week.

 

Rewards at Dovedale 

At Dovedale we have a positive approach to behaviour management and use different strategies to reward positive behaviour. They are as follows: - 

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