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 come back regularly to see what new things have been added!
Check out some of the websites below and have lots of fun while you learn!
We are so very proud of how all the children have settled into school and feel like they are now ready to begin our normal school routine.
Next week, we are beginning our normal lessons. This will involve RWI (Read, Write, Inc) sessions (which is how we teach the children to read and later write) and also our 'topic' lessons which will include a Literacy and Mathematics focus.
Our very first topic is all about, 'Nursery Rhymes.' We will be talking about and singing our favourite, 'Nursery Rhymes' and guessing the mystery nursery rhyme by solving clues!
This will probably mean that the children will become more tired over the next few weeks but try not to worry - this is normal as there is alot to take in. :)
At the end of next week, we will let you know the sounds that we have covered in our RWI sessions and we will be asking you to practise these sounds with your child over and over again until they can recognise them quickly and on sight. We will send home their RWI folders next Friday. :)
Until then, we would be very grateful if all parents would watch this 3 minute video which models how we say the sounds in school - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q
Thank you all so much for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend,
The Early Years Team
A huge welcome to all our new Chicks, Ducklings and parents and carers. We are all delighted to welcome everyone to their new classes and to the school year, and we hope that the first few weeks go as smoothly as possible for us all, even in this strange time of Covid.
We will be helping everyone to settle in over the first few weeks and have lots of activities planned to help all the children feel as comfortable and content as possible. Some may need a little more help than others to get used to being in school each day – please don’t worry as we will take good care of them and hope that the phased start we have arranged will help them to settle, as they start with shorter days and gradually stay longer.
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.
A Tapestry learning journal will be set up for each child and you will be able to see observations, photos and videos of your child. These are posted frequently so do keep checking their online journal. 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.
Children will quickly be given a school library book to bring home. This is 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)
We are hoping to get Tapestry up and running by the end of this week. You will need to activate your account by following the link you have been sent. Please check all mail boxes if you have not seen the link yet and if there is no sign of our email, please contact the us via our EYFS email and we will re-send the link for you. We really hope you enjoy being able to see a small part of what your children take part in at school and we look forward to seeing what things you upload from home!
The Early Years Team J