In Ahlberg, Donaldson and Rosen:
We smile together,
We laugh together,
We work together,
We learn together!
The children in Ahlberg, Donaldson and Rosen love to learn! Our Teachers: Mrs Moscrop, Mrs Khan and Mrs Hopkins base learning around the interests of our children, so that learning is fun and exciting! The staff work very hard to create a learning environment that provides opportunities for exploration, challenge and achievement. We are incredibly proud of every child in our department! We celebrate children's learning and behaviour daily and love to hear about learning at home.
Please bring in pieces of work that your child has completed at home - we love to showcase learning and add these achievements to our Learning Journals.
"The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out!" Bill Gates
Welcome to our Wonderful EYFS Department. This web-page is your window into your child's daily school life.
In December 2016 Ofsted said "Early years Provision is Good. The thoughtfully planned activities ignite children's curiosity."
We are extremely proud of every child in our department and each member of staff has been hand-picked to ensure that our children receive the best possible start to their education. Our Early Years Ethos is one of calmness, organisation and is underpinned by positive learning behaviours. We have a thirst for learning new things and staff professional development is key to the success of our department.
"Find something that you are passionate about & keep tremendously interested in it." Julia Child
Mrs Catherine Moscrop
EYFS Lead Teacher and Assistant Head Teacher
The learning journals are always available for you to come and view at any time.
Please remember that you are welcome to contribute to your child's learning journey. In the back of the file is a star moment sheet (attached below), we would love to see what your child does at home and your involvement in creating this record of their time in Early Years is greatly valued.
Also attached below is a Parent Voice sheet for you to make any comments about the file.
Thank you very much for your contributions!
What have we been up to in each class:
Our topic this half term is:
People Who Help Us.
Week 1: This week we have been settling back into our school routine. We have been reading The Zoo Vet and discussing the work of vets.
Week 2: On Monday we will be having a visit from an optometrist who works at Specsavers on Monday. We will be discussing how to keep ourselves healthy and also making our own different shaped glasses and lenses. Our books this week are The T Rex who lost his specs, Topsy and Tim go to the dentist and Rexs Specs.
Week 3: This week we have a Nurse visiting us on Monday from Bradford Royal Infirmary and will be looking at the work that they do.
Week 4: An oral health specialist will be visiting us on Monday to discuss keeping our teeth healthy.
Week 5: We will be having a visit from a Police Officer to find out what valuable work they do for us and how they help us in our community.
Our role play areas have been set up differently this half term:
Week 1 and 2: Ahlberg will be set up as a Police station. Donaldson is a Vets surgery. Rosen is a Fire Station.
Loose Parts Provision Area
If you have any of the following items at home; buttons, shells, pebbles, corks, juice carton lids and lolly sticks, then we would be more than happy to add them to this area.
Numicon, Numicon everywhere!
We absolutely love Numicon here in Byron EYFS. You will find it in all areas of our provision. Ask your child what they have been doing with Numicon today...
EYFS Byron Blue Maths Challenge
We are very excited that the children can take part in the Byron Blue challenge.
To gain their Byron Blue badges the children have to:
Badge 1: Count confidently from 0 to 20 and back from 20 to 0.
Badge 2: Recognise numbers to 20.
Badge 3: Know 1 more and 1 less than any number
The children are now starting to use Read, Write inc to learn new sounds every week and also some red and green words, please practise these at home with them.
Mrs Catherine Moscrop
EYFS Leader and EYFS Teacher for Rosen
Mrs Katie Vice
EYFS Teacher for Rosen
Mrs Kirran Khan
EYFS Teacher for Donaldson
Mrs Kim Hopkins
EYFS Teacher for Ahlberg