Welcome to Upper Foundation - the Cherry class! Our curriculum is based on the framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and we deliver this through a play-based and teaching input approach. The curriculum is organised in a way which meets each child's individual needs and interests. Throughout the year, the children will have fun, make friends, make memories, learn and develop at a pace matched to each child's stage of development. We encourage children to take risks, be curious and explore. We would like them to become resilient individuals, who are able to problem solve and persevere with tasks even when they find them a challenge. By doing this each child will be equipped with the skills to be a life-long, independent and a effective learners.
For more information about EYFS please explore the documents below:
Here is this week's learning letter:
Our topic this term is ‘Amazing Animals'. During this topic we will be exploring a variety of animals including pets, minibeasts and jungle animals. We will also be celebrating St. George's Day, The Tour de Yorkshire and The World Cup where the children will take part in a variety of activities related to these events. We will cover several areas of the EYFS during this topic, paying particular attention to the prime areas, which include: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language and also Maths and Literacy.
Below are some photos from the Number morning we held at school. The children had lots of fun exploring maths in a variety of interesting ways:
As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations the children took part in a Chinese ribbon dancing workshop:
We celebrated the Tour De Yorkshire in school. As part of this learning Cherry class brought their bikes and scooters into school for a cyclo-cross event. The winners of this event were:
Gold - Layla
Silver - Jayden
Bronze - Ollie
Below are some photos from our kitchen science morning. The children and adults had a fun and messy morning creating lots of different reactions with objects found in the kitchen!
This half term Cherry class have taken part in Forest Schools. The children enjoyed building a bug hotel, making mud faces, a minibeast hunt, making bug habitats and finishing off with toasting marshmallows on a fire. Here are some photos from all the fun they had:
This week has been an exciting week in Cherry class. Firstly, we released our class butterflies and then we had a visit from a hedgehog!
(All dates will be confirmed via a school letter)
Monday 23rd April
‘What it means to be British’ Day
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May
INSET days—school closed
Monday 7th May
Bank holiday—school closed
Thursday 24th May
Ugly Bug Ball
Thursday 14th June
Fathers' Day Ploughman's Lunch at 2pm
Wednesday 27th June
Class trip to Flamingo Land
Tuesday 10th July
Foundation Stage Sports Day at 10am
Tuesday 17th July
Friday 20th July
Break up for the Summer holidays
Watch out for further dates being added