Colwich Playgroup - “Giving your child a good start”

 

Colwich Playgroup

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage and how does it help my child?

The revised EYFS 2012 is a government structure for learning, welfare & care for children from birth to five years. 

We work closely with parents to ensure you are kept up to date on your child’s progress and that the welfare, learning and all-round development of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs are met.

Children learn through play and are encouraged and educated using a variety of toys, equipment & opportunities under the different areas of learning.  Some examples of how we do this are shown opposite.

Writing table, homework activities, learning to write my name, recognizing pictures, letters and sounds activities, making marks with paint, chalk, writing in sand or gloop, abc, song time, circle time, letters & sounds, expanding our range of words by using new words to describe things.

Communication & Language

Celebrating festivals and occasions in our own and other cultures, birthdays, Christmas, Red Nose Day, Children in Need, food tasting activities, home corner & role play, circle time, occupations, nativity and xmas show.

Understanding The World

We have three separate outdoor play areas, including timetabled access to the school playground for use of bats and balls, scooters and bikes, a soft surface area for climbing equipment & a new sand and water play area.  Fine motor activities like cutting, colouring, threading or using tweezers to build muscles for writing.

Physical Development

Sticking and gluing, painting, colouring, singing and dancing, imaginative play, sand, water, gloop, cooking activities, making cards and presents,

Expressive Arts & Design

Sharing experiences & talking about family life with staff & our friends at circle time, looking after Barker the Dog, enjoying a packed lunch or school dinner at lunch club, playing in the home corner, building confidence.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Counting games, number lines, sequencing, compare bears, jigsaws, measuring and pouring in cooking activities, playing board games, counting songs and rhymes, looking at shape and colour, adding up and sharing out.

Mathematics

EYFS Matters

Contact us by telephoning        01889 883400

 

 

Writing table, homework activities, learning to write my name, recognizing pictures, letters and sounds activities, making marks with paint, chalk, writing in sand or gloop.  Enjoying books and poems, letters & sounds.

Literacy