Kangaroo & Koala Class
EARLY YEARS - NURSERY AND FOUNDATION
Mrs E Garcia - Early Years Leader
Mrs S Wilkie - Early Years Teacher
Mrs P King - HLTA/Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Lofthouse - Nursery Nurse
Miss D Griffiths - Nursery Nurse
Mrs A Said - Teaching Assistant
In early years we use play to develop children’s learning.
As well as supporting children's play, we also have:
- Phonics - daily sessions
- Maths - daily sessions
- Music, PE - and other subjects - throughout the week
PE is on a Wednesday morning; please ensure your child has their PE kit and trainers/plimsolls.
Your child will have an individual reading book for you to read/share at home. Please ensure that your child has their reading book and planner in their book bags everyday so we can record this information for you.
Some children will also have received some grapheme cards and tricky word cards/bookmarks to practise reading. These cards and words will link to the graphemes they are learning in phonics.
We ask that children bring indoor and outdoor shoes to use in school. In summer this can be plimsolls for inside and school shoes for outdoors, and in winter wellington boots for outside and school shoes/plimsolls for indoors. Please make sure your child has both, especially in the wet weather. Also, please ensure you send your child with a named hat in the good weather, as we do play outside a lot.
Please send your child with a named water bottle; these will be sent home on Fridays. This should only have water in it please, as we are a healthy school.
Please also make sure ALL your child’s belongings are labelled, as you can imagine a jumper/cardigan with no name and our large class is very tricky to find the correct home.
CLASS WEB LINKS
(Clicking on the image or logo below will take you to the relevant website)
We use an electronic learning journey, called Tapestry. Once your child has spent a few weeks in the setting we invite you to join the site online so that you can have and contribute to your child's learning journey. Through this secure site, you we will be able to see all the exciting things your child has been doing while in school.
We use a reward system in school called Class Dojo. This reward system accrues 'dojo points' through online creatures that your child can personalise. If your child follows school rules and routines and strives to do their best, they will receive Dojos through the week. Again you will receive an invite and you can log on to ‘Class Dojo’, where you can see one of the ways we give positive feedback.
We are also on Twitter, so watch out for our tweets! You can find us at @stamfordbps We use twitter and the school website if we need to remind you of events such as home clothes days or if it is bad weather and the school has to close. It’s worth logging on.
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