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EYFS Foxes and Squirrels - Miss Gallagher and Mrs Syed

Welcome to the class page of the Foxes and Squirrels! 

 

We are looking forward to sharing some of our super learning with you! You can also find out what we've been up to each week, by following our school's Twitter page: https://twitter.com/cliffedale_sch

Please scroll down to the bottom of our class page to see important documents relating to what we are learning and ways in which you can support your child with their learning. You will also find documents to support parents and carers with using Tapestry.  

 

*PE will be on a Monday (indoor) and a Friday (outdoor) - the children will need to come to school in their PE kit on both of these days!*

On indoor PE days, the children will need to wear their blue t-shirt, shorts with tracksuit bottoms over the top, socks and trainers. The children will also need to bring a hoodie or a long-sleeved sweatshirt, coat etc. to ensure that they are warm enough for the rest of the days activities.

On outdoor PE days, the children will need to wear their blue t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, a hoodie or a long-sleeved sweatshirt, socks and trainers. Long hair will need to be tied back and earrings removed.

 

Meet the Team 

Mrs Syed is our EYFS lead. Miss Gallagher also teaches in EYFS, and Mrs Towsey and Mrs Banks are our Teaching Assistant team working with the Foxes and Squirrels this year. 

 

 

                                                          

Week Beginning: 13/9/21

This week was the Foxes and Squirrels first FULL week at school! They have been superstars! They are really starting to get used to school routines and are gaining more independence. This week, the children met Dale for the first time! They were fantastic, sitting quietly so that they didn't scare him! We had a lovely chat about all of the different pets that we all have. Well done Foxes and Squirrels - you are going to be super helpers with Dale!

EYFS Meet the Team Presentation

Please follow the link below to watch the EYFS team's 'Meet the Team' and information presentation. We hope you find it useful!

EYFS Meet the Team Presentation

 

10/9/21 - Welcome to Cliffedale, Foxes and Squirrels!

Wow! What a week our new Foxes and Squirrels have had! You wouldn't believe that they have only been at school for a week, they have settled in so well! They came into school looking so smart in their new Cliffedale uniform and have quickly become super members of the Cliffedale family. We have enjoyed lots of time exploring the classroom and outdoor areas, singing songs, listening to stories and making new friends. The Foxes and Squirrels have also enjoyed some art activities - they have each created a special birthday balloon to go on our special 'Up' themed Birthday board and a very special 'Starting school' handprint poem. The team have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of the children, and we cannot wait to see what fun next week brings!

Monday 21st June - The Foxes and Squirrels were Super stars at Sports Day.

The Foxes and Squirrels had an amazing morning at the den making workshop.

Parachute Fun

Mark Making, Small World and Role Play

A Christmas Hello from Dale the Guinea Pig!

Happy Diwali - Our Foxes & Squirrels made some beautiful Divas this week to celebrate the Festival of Light

EYFS Phonics Workshop for Parents and Carers 

Parents and Carers, 

Mrs Syed has recorded a virtual Phonics workshop in order to support you with helping your child with their Phonics learning. You can see the slides below, or you can watch Mrs Syed's presentation by going to Children - Video Resource Centre - EYFS - EYFS Phonics Workshop for Parents and Carers 

We hope you find the information included useful. 

Virtual Vet Visit - 22nd October 

The Foxes and Squirrels were very lucky this afternoon to have a virtual visit from our local vet! Hannah joined us via Zoom and she was able to give Dale a health check whilst being held by Mrs Towsey! Unfortunately for Mrs Towsey, Dale’s bladder proved to be working perfectly and she spent the rest of the afternoon with a very soggy dress on! As well as Dale’s health check, Hannah also talked to the children about the different animals that she looks after and explained how to keep animals healthy. 
Thank you Hannah for taking time out of your busy schedule to see us! We had a lovely time!

Welcome back, Foxes and Squirrels!

Dale is our EYFS guinea pig! He loves cuddles and is a super listener - he particularly enjoys listening to children read!

Our Curriculum for this year

You can also find lots of useful information on the Tapestry website, by following the links below:

https://tapestry.info/parents-carers.html

https://tapestry.info/security.html

https://tapestry.info/privacy-policy.html

 

Below are 4 documents full of tips to help you to support your child's learning at home:

Useful websites to support learning

Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/parents

Here you will find a selection of free Phonics resources and games to reinforce your child's learning in Phonics. We use these in school, so your child will be familiar with them. This website also has lots of useful information for parents and carers including understanding what Phonics is, what schools do and how you can support your child. 

Jolly Phonics songs are also a fabulous way of helping your child to remember the individual phonemes that we learn. We love singing the songs and doing the actions! You can find the songs here: https://vimeo.com/106231366

 

Teach Your Monster to Read 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

This resource is in a game format. The computer version is completely free, or the content can be purchased as an app for a small fee. The game gives children opportunities to practise their Phonics skills including recognising individual phonemes and tricky words, blending and segmenting while taking their own monster on a magical journey! 

 

Top Marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

Here you will find a selection of free Maths games that we use in school. You can find a number of fun counting, matching, ordering, adding and subtracting games on this website. 

 

Cbeebies https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

The Cbeebies website has a number of videos, games and stories available to support our 'Theme' work. You can often find some of our weekly stories being read by famous people on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories. 

 

 

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