Wales and Ireland – 4+

Mrs R Baldwin – Early Years Leader
Mrs J Denham – Class Teacher
Mrs K Hubbock – Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Johnson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs D Bailey – Class Teacher

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 in 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. The areas that we focus on are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.

 

4+ Children will be starting FULL time from Monday 9th Sept 8.45-3.25. 

 

Snack and Water bottle

Your child will need a healthy snack such as fruit, vegetable or plain biscuit and named water bottle every day. Children can bring in a bottle of juice/carton that they can have with lunch.

 

PE

Children will need to come to school on a Tuesday for WALES PE day and Wednesday for IRELAND. 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.

 

Phonics

These are the groups for Phase 2 Letters and Sounds which we will be covering 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

 

These are the songs that we sing during phonics which will help them to remember them – www.youtube.com/watch

 

READING

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. Once they’ve read 10 times they will be able to choose a prize.

 

SHOW AND TELL

Every Friday the children will have the opportunity to bring something relating to the topic ‘Me, Myself and I.’ 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 sentences, thoughts and ideas.

 

Week 1- 13th Sept- All about me brown bag

Week 2- 20th Sept- Favourite book

Week 3- 27th Sept- Photo or drawing of family

Week 4- 4th Oct- Photo of you balancing on a body part

Week 5- 11th Oct- Photo/books of someone that helps us

Week 6- 18th Oct- Photo/share a favourite celebration that you do with your family

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Wales and Ireland Class in 4+. Please regularly check the website for information and don’t forget to look out for Facebook updates.

 

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, Mrs Denham, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Hubbock, Mrs Johnson and Mrs.Cowley