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Starting school is, even for experienced parents, an anxious period.
Our aim is for children to feel safe and secure in school as soon as possible. Part of that is you feeling that your child is safe and secure in school. Our parents 'Starting School' pack sets out how what you need to know about the school from timings of the school day to how we assess the children.
To support communication we also use a programme called Tapestry. This will give you an update on any observations, photographs or film-clips that we make of your child and upload them automatically to your Tapestry account. These are freely available on any website or you can download the Tapestry app from either the Apple or Google App Stores.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Making relationships
- Self-confidence and self-awareness
- Managing feelings and behaviour
- Moving and handling
- Health and self-care
Communication and Language
- Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World
- People and communities
- The world
Expressive Arts and Design
- Exploring and using media and material
- Being imaginative
CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
Playing and exploring– engagement
- Finding out and exploring
- Playing with what they know
- Being willing to "have a go"
Active learning – motivation
- Being involved and concentrating
- Keeping trying
- Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
- Having their own ideas
- Making links
- Choosing ways to do things
HOW CAN I HELP WITH MY CHILD'S LEARNING?
All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.
Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to them helps them to learn and understand new words and ideas.
If you make the time every day to do some of the above things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.