WELCOME TO KYNANCE
Welcome to our class page. Here you will find updates on our fantastic learning, and any additional information.
Kynance have settled into school so incredibly well. We are all so proud of them and all of their achievements. Please keep checking this page for new photos and updates!
The Early Years Foundation Stage
This year is the most important year for the children in igniting a passion for learning, creativity, resilience and the base knowledge to succeed in their education and beyond. We focus heavily on developing the whole child, and we seek to progress the children in all 17 areas of the curriculum. We do this through a play-based curriculum. This is delivered through child-initiated learning through play (independent), adult-led play, adult carpet inputs and focus groups. During the children's play, the staff seek to move the learning on in the moment. This means that the adults will identify an opportunity to extend, support or assess the learning whilst the children are heavily engaged in play that interests them. As well as this, the children are taught how to independently use the resources in the classroom, to ensure that there are fulfilling learning opportunities, even if the adults are not directly working with them. The children receive various short whole-class and group inputs during the day. These include Phonics, English and Maths. We carry out targeted interventions with the children throughout the day too. These include a social and communication intervention called 'Time to Talk', speech and language therapy, maths intervention and gross and fine motor skills with the PE specialist, Mr LDL.
A reminder that we provide all children with milk and fruit for snack each day. If you do wish for your child to bring a snack in from home, please ensure that it is a healthy snack only. Please ensure your child has a spare change of clothes, wellies and a coat each day. These will need to be labelled to avoid any mix up.
Our topic this term is 'What happens when we fall asleep?'. The children have taken a real interest in the strands of 'space' and 'animals at night'. To engage the children, we have had a visitor to the classroom who brought in his nocturnal animals: a tarantula, a skunk, a python and a barn owl! Our classroom story this term is 'Whatever Next?' by Jill Murphy.
All of our topics titles are questions, to stimulate and generate discussions around it. In Early Years Foundation Stage, the value of personal, social and emotional well-being underpins everything and provides the foundations for strong, resilient, happy and classroom-ready children.
We have now introduced 'Focus Pupils'. There will be 9 focus pupils per week, with a three weekly rotation. This means that your child will have a minimum of 7 quality observations every three weeks. During the week of your child being a 'focus pupil', the adults in the class will be seeking to enhance, challenge and progress your child's learning during their play-based provision. There will still be class carpet inputs and group-led activities for the whole class.
Please see the document below to show you what our focus pupil document looks like. This will be uploaded to Tapestry with supporting pictures.