In reception, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
A very warm welcome!
We would like to introduce the Early Years Team at Knights Temple Grove. Ms Clark is the Class Teacher, Mrs Allison is the Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Ms Southard is the Nursery Nurse.
Each term a Curriculum Newsletter will give an overview of what your child/ren will be learning about and can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Autumn Term 1
A few notices and pointers that we would like you to know about Early Years:
Within each Early Years classroom is a fully first aid trained member of staff. If your child does have an injury then you will be told when you pick up, if it is a head injury or an injury of a serious nature you will be informed straight away by telephone.
Please check that your mobile and email address are up to date as letters and notices are sent online.
Each day the children are provided with free fruit delivered to the school. They also have the option of water or milk. Each child is entitled to free milk until they are 5 years old. Please let us know if your child has any allergies.
Reception children are only entitled to universal free school meals till the end of Key Stage One. To receive free lunches in Key Stage 2 then you must apply via the Local Authority. You can give your child a packed lunch if you prefer.
We try to promote healthy eating and would appreciate your support with this. We cannot heat up children’s food due to health and safety. The children need to have something main to eat such as a sandwich, pasta, rice, etc. The children need to bring a drink to keep hydrated and make sure that they do not bring sweets or chocolate bars. They can have a packet of low calorie crisps, under 100 calories, and we do encourage fruit.
In each class, your child will be read with weekly. They will receive two books. One will be a picture book that they have chosen and the other book will be phonics based. In the first term, the phonics book will be just pictures. Pictures are an important cue for a young child learning to read. The intention is for the child to tell a story or to talk about what they see. We ask that you read with your child every day, and write about their experience in their reading record. Children keep the same book for the whole week so that they can become familiar with the story. We cannot send books home without a book bag.
Early Years is a very busy and messy place! Do not be alarmed if your child comes home in paint or glitter. We try to ensure that the children are having as much fun as possible. With this in mind, we cook with the children once a week; this will be something as simple as decorating biscuits to making pizzas or scones. For this to happen continuously we do ask for a cooking contribution which covers the costs of cooking and messy play ingredients. We ask for a £1 a week contribution from parents so this can go ahead.