EYFS Newsletter – Spring Term 1 2023
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and healthy new year and welcome you back to school. We look forward to a busy term with lots of learning and fun.
Reminders for Spring Term 1 2023
Please can you make sure your child has a coat and a sunhat at school every day as the weather is so changeable and a sunny morning can often change to a rainy afternoon. We like to take advantage of our lovely outdoor area and encourage the children to explore and investigate in the fresh air as much as possible whatever the weather (within reason!).
Please ensure your child has a named bottle filled with water with them each day.
Reading diaries will be sent home, and new eBooks assigned, on Fridays. Please return Reading Diaries to school on Mondays.
Maths homework will be given out on Fridays, to be returned the following Thursday.
Each week the children will bring home the Phonics home learning sheet containing the graphemes they have been learning – with reminders of pronunciation and letter formation as appropriate. These are just for extra practice at home, and do not need to be returned to school.
We will be sharing poems on Mondays, and on Wednesdays we will be celebrating children’s out of school achievements, so please send any trophies or certificates in on Wednesdays.
On P.E. days children need to come to school on these days in their P.E. kit. This term our P.E. days will be Wednesday and Thursday.
Updates will continue to be uploaded to ClassDojo, so please remember to check for updates. If you need to get in touch with me, please message me directly on ClassDojo. If you would prefer to email, my email address can be found using the contact box on our class page on the school website.
Curriculum Focus for Spring Term 1 2022
Maths – We will be working on subitising, counting, ordinality and cardinality, composition of number, comparison of number and time
English –The children will focus on using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces when writing sentences.
History – This term we will be learning about the history of flying, including Amelia Earheart and Amy Johnson.
Geography – This term we will be learning about continents.
R.E. – We will be exploring different celebrations.
P.E. – In P.E. we will be exploring football skills and learning how to move our bodies to music.
Art – We will be learning about weaving and Gunta Stolzl’s designs.
Music – We will be learning some new nursery rhymes and action songs.
Diary Dates for Spring Term 2023
Tuesday 3rd January – INSET day for staff – school closed to pupils.
Wednesday 4th January – Children return to school.
Friday 10th February – Last day of Spring Term 1.
As we have learnt, the best made plans sometimes need to change. The above dates may need to be altered but we will do our best to communicate any necessary changes as soon as we are aware.