Byron Primary School

The Place To Learn!

Begin your Journey

To contact the school, please ring 01274 722981 or email office@byronprimary

Reception

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
 
Learning Journals
 
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:
Celebrations and Traditional Tales.
Week 1: We will be discussing the festival of light, "Diwali".
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Week 2: This week is Anti-bullying week, we will be reading the story of Aladdin. 
Autumn 1 was a very busy time for our new classes, but they have started to settle in well and we have learnt many new routines. Please read below to find out what we have been learning.
Week 1 and 2 is time for the children to settle into their new environment and get to know our staff. Provision will be set out every day around the children's interests for them to explore.
Rosen class will be looking at the book that inspired their class name, "We're going on a bear hunt", written by Michael Rosen. 
Ahlberg class will be looking at the book that inspired their class name, "Each peach pear plum", written by Allan and Janet Ahlberg.
Donaldson class will be looking at the book that inspired their class name, "Monkey Puzzle", written by Julia Donaldson.
Week 3
Question of the week: How do you feel about starting school?
 
The first story that we will be reading is by Lauren Child, "I am too absolutely small for school. 
This weeks phonic sounds are m and a. We will also be learning the red word I and green word can.
We will be taking the children on a short walk up to the forest school which is within the school grounds. During this walk we will be using the binoculars, telescopes and magnifying glasses that we have made in class to help. We will be using our sense of sight to help us to look at the colours of Autumn.
Children will be given books to read, these may not have words in them to start with. Please discuss the stories using the pictures in the book with your child. 
Week 4
Question of the week: Who lives in your family? We will be discussing who our family are this week. Our phonics sounds are s and t.
Week 5
Question of the week: Do you have any pets at home? This week Miss Shepherd brought in her dwarf hamster for the classes to watch and look at. We discussed what type of pet we might like and read the book Dear Zoo. Our phonics sounds this week are d and i.
Week 6
Question of the week: What is your favourite food? This week we have been trying out different fruit, making fruit kebabs and also using vegetables to print with. Our phonics sounds this week are n and p. In Maths we have been looking at size, bigger and smaller.
Week 7
Question of the week: Who are your friends in school?
We are reading Goldilocks and the three bears this week and will be discussing friendships. We will be making friendship bracelets for our friends.
Our phonics sounds this week are o and g.
Week 8
Question of the week: Spooky week. We are learning the sounds c and k. We had a fabulous time dressing up in our costumes to start the week off. Mrs Pemberton made a spell to turn Mrs Hopkins' hair purple and we tried very hard to make a new spell to make her hair blonde again. We made potions in the mud kitchen and the water area. In the outdoor creative area we made wands using twigs and string.
Ahlberg received their ice-cream reward this week as they managed to work as a team to gain 10 Stars.
 
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
 
Phonics
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