Wales and Ireland – 4+

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and it is with great pleasure that we welcome your children into the 4+.

The children will be learning through play through each of the different areas, it nurtures their development, encourages communication skills and encourages them to solve simple problems. Children can be spontaneous and encourage them to be independent learners.

Class List



Adam, Roxanne, Michael, Anabelle, Tyren, Marshall, Jessica, Haris, Eloise-Savannah, Oscar, Betsy, Buddy, Bradley, Ben, Jude, Andra-Maria, Teal, Louie, Amari-Mai, Alyssa-Grace, Brandon, Ewan, Ralphie, Leo, Vindhya Shrey, Iesha, Plamena, Sophie and Gabrielle.

Eliza, Roisin, Mason, Travis, Loris, Oscar, Chloe, Raniyah, Daisy-Mae, Isla, Scarlett-An, Ashford, Gabriella, Zac, Jayden, Annabel, Lovelle, Maciej, Frankie, Arianna, Zara, Travis, Noah, Harry, Dylan, Cerys, Victor and Penny.



Phonics –
We have covered the following phase 2 Letters and Sounds with your children, here is a list of the order that we have looked at them.
group 1 – s, a, t, p
group 2 – i, n, m, d,
group 3 – g, o, c, k
group 4 – ck, e, u, r
group 5 – h, b, f, ff, ll, ss

Why don’t you make words using the phonemes above? Why don’t you have them on your fridge and read them when you go past?

This is a helpful video to encourage children how to hold a pencil in tripod grip –¬†Teach Handwriting
Show and Tell
Every Friday the children will have the opportunity to bring something relating to the topic ‘Light and Dark.’ They are encouraged to share and talk about their object to the class. This helps them to strengthen children’s communication skills and help them to feel comfortable talking to their peers. They will begin to use descriptive words, full sentence, thoughts and emotions. Here is a list of the items to bring in to share.

03/11/17 – photo/object of something that gives light
10/11/17- favorite animal
17/11/17 – share experience of fireworks
24/11/17 – favorite teddy
01/12/17 – poster/picture of numbers around the house
08/12/17 – bring something that keeps us safe at night
15/12/17 – share something relating to your Christmas celebrations

Light and Dark
This term we are learning about light and dark, they will have the opportunity to explore light sources, experimenting with shadows, and investigating what we can see in the dark. Our weekly books will link into the topic and these will include – Owl Babies, Can’t You Sleep Little Bear, Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, Oscr and the Moth, I want my Light On! Nativity Story and Father Christmas.

Here’s what you can do at home,
You can look at books about light and dark, or experiment with torches, shadows or build a dark den or learn about nocturnal animals, here is a useful website you can visit to support your child’s learning –

Exploring light sources Science clips

Snack and Water Bottle

Your child will need a healthy snack and named water bottle every day.

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Please ensure that your child has the correct named kit kept in school. The school policy states children are not allowed to wear earrings during P.E. and should either be removed before attending school or alternatively your child can remove it themselves before the lesson. If your child decides to do this they are responsible for their items and no responsibility will be held by the adults if anything goes missing.


Your child will be given a reading book and a record to bring home. He/she will get the opportunity to change their reading book twice a week on a Monday and Thursday. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record any comments in the reading record. We really encourage reading at home and reading for 10 minutes daily is the fastest way to help your child progress.

We have lots of exciting activities planned for the children and can’t wait to get started. We aim to make your time memorable, exciting and fun.

Mrs. Baldwin, Miss Baker, Mrs Hubbock, Mrs.Cowley and Miss Scott



Sept 17 Staff


 EYFS Curriculum Overview Light and Dark 2017