Early Years 2
Welcome to EY2! Our class teacher is Mrs Catlin and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Wilson, Mrs Draper, Mrs Costello, Ms Del-Rio Ferrari and Miss Phillips
In EY2, the children have been settling into their new class and building relationships with new friends. The children are learning to use the different areas within our learning environment, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teaching in the first half term is predominantly around Personal, Social and Emotional needs, looking at how we are all different, special and unique and what it means to belong to our class. This work is displayed on our class boards.
The children enjoyed the first topic of 'Ourselves' where we focus on the uniqueness of being me! In Literacy, the children have been learning all about sounds and the letters that represent these. They have been working very hard on their blending and segmenting skills, in order to read and write some simple words. We are now will quickly be moving onto writing captions, lists and labels; consolidating the knowledge we have learnt on Level 2 phonics.
In Maths, we have explored numbers, counting, looking at whole and parts of a number, including subitising and composition of these numbers. We have also encountered patterns and 2D shapes. Next half term we will be looking at measure and consolidating positional language.
In RE, the children have learnt about Harvest Festival and been exploring the story of Creation and what it means to be a Christian, using our class puppets “Tom” and “Tessa”. During the second half term, we will be learning about two different religious festivals - the Hindu festival of Diwali and the Christian festival of Christmas.
Each week in our Jigsaw sessions, the children explore a range of topics related to their personal, social and emotional development. We use books, role-play and circle time discussions to develop these vital aspects of your child’s learning.
As a team we are so impressed with the fantastic start that EY2 have made to their school education. We cannot wait to have a fantastic year with the children and watch them continue to flourish!