Welcome to Gnome Class!
Splish, Splash, Splosh!
Welcome to Gnome Class! We hope you had a fantastic summer and you're ready to begin your learning journey here at Gateford Park. We are very excited to get to know you all better and explore this fantastic topic together!
Our first topic of the year is 'Splish, Splash, Splosh!' This is a whole school topic, so we have lots of opportunities for you to work and engage with children from other classes.
In English, we will be writing labels, captions, lists, speech bubbles and simple sentences. We will also have the chance to send our own 'message in a bottle' during Pirate Week - Ahar!
In Maths, we will explore 2D shapes and their properties, learn to count items up to 20 and match quantities to written numerals. We will practise writing numbers up to 20, order numbers and organise objects according to size.
In Phonics, we will discuss environmental sounds, rhythm and rhyme. In a month we will be moving onto Phase 2 phonics, where we will learn all the initial sounds and learn to read simple words.
Activities to support your learning at home:
Key Information and Dates for Gnome Class:
14th September - School Disco
4th October - Parent event in hall at 2pm
10th October - Forest Schools visit session 1
28th November - Forest Schools visit session 2
13th February - Forest Schools visit session 3
13th March - Forest Schools visit session 4
24th April - Forest Schools visit session 5
If you would like to help out in Gnome Class, please come and see a member of staff. Whether you are a mum, dad, grandma, grandad or sibling, you are more than welcome to come and join us!
If you have any questions or worries please come and see us, we are here to help in any way we can!
The EYFS Team
Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage - http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf
Phonics Play website - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/