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Palace Wood

Primary School

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow

Year R

Welcome to EYFS! Our classes are Elephants and Penguins.  Staff in EYFS work across both classes. 

The EYFS team members are: Mrs Edwards, Miss Gower, Mrs Bedford, Mrs Uttridge, Miss Gilks, Mrs Hagger, Miss Baker and Miss Holliday.

Forest School Day-Tuesday

PE Day - Thursday

Term 5

Our theme for the start of Term 5 is Citizenship. We will begin by learning about ourselves, our place in the community and how we can be a valuable citizen.  We will think about how our opinions are important and how our choices can make a difference.  We will learn about how to respect each other and the environment we live in.  We will also be talking about how our lives compare to those around the world, using the text "My World, Your World". 

Following this, we will look at animals and life cycles and enjoy reading books such as "Tad" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  We are very excited to welcome our own class caterpillars into school and watch as they change and grow into butterflies! We are hoping to go for local walks, looking for signs of spring, investigating minibeasts and looking at plants in our local area.  As the term progresses, we will be exploring how plants grow, designing our own gardens and growing our own plants.  The books "The Tiny Seed" and "Grandpa's Garden" will support this learning.  

Our phonics groups will continue, and we will practise our sentence writing using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.  

In maths, we will be learning about addition and subtraction, learning the composition of numbers beyond 10 and exploring number patterns.  We will also be consolidating our learning of one more/one less, shape and number bonds to 5 and 10.

Book change will continue to take place every Friday and phonics home learning will come home then too.  Please ensure that all books are brought into school on a Thursday ready to be changed.  

We are very excited to begin our forest school adventure this term! Please ensure that children come to school in suitable clothes and bring in spare clothes on forest school days.

Please see the EYFS Learning Overview attached below for more information about the Term 5 curriculum.  

As always, thank you for your continued support.