Welcome to the Meadows Primary School and to our Early Years page - we hope you enjoy looking through the things that we do in school and that you find the following information useful.
Thank you all for attending our Read, Write, Inc information session today. As promised, here is the Powerpoint I shared. You should then be able to access the given links by clicking on them or if that doesn't work, by copying and pasting the web address into the search bar.
I have also attached the video which I played too. The most useful if probably the pronunciation of the sounds.
If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via our school email or our direct EYFS email: EYFS@meadows.shropshire.sch.uk
The Early Years Team
A huge welcome to all the Chicks, Ducklings and parents and carers. We are all delighted to welcome you to our class page.
If you have any concerns or queries about your child, please e-mail EYFS directly on: EYFS@meadows.shropshire.sch.uk
A member of our team will check these once a day, first thing in the morning. If you need to let us know who is picking up your child from school, this is the place to send it. However, if something arises during the school day, please contact the school office to ensure we get the message.
Children in Duckling's Class need to bring in their books every Monday and Wednesday pleased. Monday is their book change day and Wednesday we aim to listen to the children read and top up any books which need changing - please let us know via Tapestry if you need your child's books changing on a Wednesday.
Children in Chick's Class need to bring in their books every Tuesday and Thursday pleased. Tuesday is their book change day and Thursday we aim to listen to the children read and top up any books which need changing - please let us know via Tapestry if you need your child's books changing on a Thursday.
Your child will have a book bag book which is phonically decodable that is linked to their phonics group level and one that your child can read to you - don't forget to sign and date every time your child reads to you in their 'Jungle Reading Journal' so that your child get to move their parrot through the 'Jungle Reading' area in the corridor.
The children also have a couple of library books each week - these are for you to read to them and to get your children loving books from day 1. It is important to get into a good routine with their reading. A set time to read each day is good and it's also important to try and make story time special e.g. sitting in a cosy area and snuggling up with blankets etc.
We have a PE slot on Wednesday afternoons. We will be asking children to come to school in their PE kits and they will wear these through the day and then come home in them. (Please see class booklet for information on PE kit)
Fridays are Fantastic Forest Fridays where we combine the children's Home Learning stories into a Fantastic Friday theme linked to what your child loves/has loved doing at home e.g. Dinosaurs, Magic, Vehicles etc. We combine this with our use of the forest area too so please ensure that your child wear old warm clothes every Friday and brings in a pair of wellies or old shoes which you don't mind getting covered in mud. Thank you.
Please check your child's Tapestry account regularly so that you can see how they are getting on in school and see what they are learning about. Tapestry is a great conversation tool too e.g. Look at a posted photo and ask your child to tell you about what they've been learning about today.
It is intended that these online journals are not just for school observations but we would appreciate any observations, photos or videos that you put on there yourselves about your child's learning or achievements at home e.g. when they've achieved a swimming certificate or been really brave at the park etc.
The Tapestry journal is meant to be a snapshot of their home and school learning life and we love to see parents commenting on their child's achievements on here.
The Early Years Team J