Bowerhill Primary School For Parents

Welcome to Early Years

Sycamore Class Teacher: Miss Morrison

Sycamore Teaching Assistants (TAs): Mrs Iles and Mrs White

Sycamore PPA Cover: Mrs White (Wednesday afternoons)

Beech Class Teachers: Mrs Summers (Mon-Weds), Mrs Amor (Thurs-Fri)

Beech Teaching Assistant (TA): Mrs Hobday and Mrs Perrott

Beech PPA Cover: Mrs Hobday (Wednesday afternoons)

The children have done an amazing job at starting school, they have come in with such confidence, resilience and most importantly lovely smiles on their faces. The children have been getting to know each other and their teachers over the last week and are now getting really good at all the routines of the classroom. Well Done Sycamore Class and Beech Class.

Our Learning Challenge Topic this term is, 'How many colours are there in the rainbow?' We shall be finding out how rainbows are formed and explore all the colours of the rainbow. We will be looking at how to mix them to create new colours. We will explore different ways of using colour to create works of art including using our hands. As part of getting to know each other we shall explore our favourite colours and the emotions that colours make us feel.

In our Maths work we will be working on recalling our numbers to 10 in order and try to match numerals and quantities correctly. We will be sorting objects by colour and using the objects to make different patterns. The children will explore similarities and differences between themselves and their friends and we will create charts to show different hair and eye colours in our groups.

We will be exploring a range of different stories including 'My First Day at School, Topsy and Tim start school, Harry and the dinosaurs go to school, The colour Monster, Pete the cat white shoes and Elmer and the Rainbow'. We will be encouraging the children to recall and retell the stories and to talk confidently about the different characters and settings.

An important part of learning to enjoy reading is sharing a book with a special grown up. Please ensure you read stories and rhymes with your child on a daily basis to foster a love of reading. Make sure you remember to record all reading (including you reading to them, phonics sheets and them reading) in their reading diary.

In our Physical Development we are focusing on developing fine motor skills by using tweezers and threading as well as giving the children lots of opportunities to make marks using an effective tripod pencil grip. We will have a Dough Disco session every day as well as taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga. We will be going on a Welly Walk on Tuesday afternoons.


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