Curriculum Information

 

There is a new Early Years Framework that all schools and settings will have to follow from September 2021. It is the aim that the new framework will further prepare children for their transition into key stage 1 at the end of the EYFS curriculum.
 

If you would like to read a little bit more about the new framework please follow the links:

 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/974907/EYFS_framework_-_March_2021.pdf

https://foundationyears.org.uk/2021/03/new-eyfs-framework-published/

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office or speak with a member of the Year F team.

 
 
Skills and Knowledge Organisers
Our Year F skills and knowledge orgainsers will give your information about which skills we will be embedding, across the curriculum, for that point in the year.
Useful Information
Behaviour

As a school, we are working towards the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Each class creates their own charter outlining their rights and responsibilities. This means that we actively discuss the children's rights with them and how this relates to how we behave. See our behaviour policy for more information.

Visible Learning

One area that we will be keeping you informed about this year is our Visible Learning journey. Our aim is to help develop pupil’s understanding of their own learning and of how to become more efficient learners. So, if your child comes home and tells you they have been in ‘The Learning Pit,’ don’t panic, it is all part of their learning.

As the year progresses, pupils will become familiar with the 'learning sails' which contribute to making a good learner.

 

They are:

  • Reflect
  • Self-Aware
  • Curiosity
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Connect

 

Please take the opportunity to ask your child what these mean and when they have demonstrated them. But please remember that the children in Year F are in the early stages of this process so are just starting out on the journey. 

Phonics

We teach early reading through the validated systematic, synthetic phonics programme 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised' which we have just purchased and implemented.
 
Right from the start of Reception, children will have a daily phonics lesson which follows the progression for Little Wandle Letters and Sounds and this continues in Year One to ensure children become fluent readers. 
 
In Reception, we build from 10-minute lessons, with additional daily oral blending games, to the full-length lesson as quickly as possible. Each Friday, we review the week’s teaching to help children become fluent readers. Children make a strong start in Reception: teaching begins in Week 2 of the Autumn term.
 
We follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised expectations of progress (see below). Four new phonemes and their corresponding graphemes are taught (GPCs) each week and they are then used in the final lesson of the week to review the week’s learning. Children will also learn tricky words during these sessions.
 
In the Autumn and Spring term, Reception learn phase 2 and phase 3 GPCs and then will spend the final term learning phase 4. Year 1 begin the Autumn term with 3 weeks of revision of phases 2, 3 and 4 before learning phase 5, which will be completed by the end of the year. Year 2 children will begin the year by revisiting phase 5 and other previously taught phases to ensure all children are completely confident with applying these GPCs in both their reading and also their writing. (please see the overview here for what this progression looks like).
 
Half termly assessments take place through Reception and Year 1 to help inform future teaching and help identify children who have gaps in their phonic knowledge and need additional practice. Daily assessment of learning also takes place within the classroom so staff can quickly identify any children who are in danger of falling behind and provide the appropriate daily ‘Keep Up’ intervention.
 
For more information, click here. 
 
 
PE

Children in Year F currently have their PE session on a Friday morning. Please can children have a name labelled PE kit and bag in school.
 
Wild Tribe
 
Wild Tribe outdoor learning sessions take place on Thursday afternoons for Year F. Can you please ensure your child has old clothes and wellington boots in school for these sessions. Please see the attached leaflet for information about Wild Tribe.

 
Year F Recommended Reads