Welcome to Cuby class!
Our EYFS team are Mrs Carly Denning, Miss Jessica Norgard and the Teaching Assistants are Miss Kiera Sherrocks, Mrs Lucy Julian and Mrs Gemma Sluggett. Mrs Abi Butler is on Maternity Leave at the moment with her two children.
In the Foundation Stage we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We cater for both Nursery and Reception children, taking children from their 3rd birthday all the way through to the end of their Reception Year. It is a happy, vibrant room where children can access learning at all levels and develop independence and social skills in a supportive and happy environment. Children are taught to read and write through the systematic phonics program 'Read, Write, Inc'.
Virtual Tour of Cuby Class!
We would love you to have a look around our space. If you would like to come and see the classroom please contact the school as we would love to see you.
In Spring, alongside Pirates, we will be continuing to work around all areas of the EYFS through responding to children's natural curiosities, ideas, interests and through play. We will be focussing on 'Helicopter Story writing' as part of Literacy, Communication and Language and Expressive Arts and Design . This is where we support the children in storytelling by scribing stories that they later act out!
Phonics and Early Reading
Books and reading are a very important part of our routine in Early Years. We listen to and read stories daily and encourage the children to create stories in many different ways.
We follow Read Writing Inc Phonics that is delivered daily. Once the children have an understanding of sounds and blending will begin to send them home with books with words. These books will match the sounds that they have been taught in phonics. We would love for you to read with them as much as possible to enhance and build on what they are being taught in school. In school we read individually with the children on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Books will be changed depending on the needs of the child. We do however like the book to be read more than once so that the child can spend the first time decoding and the rest comprehending and enjoying the story.
As your child learns a new sound, they will bring that sound home with them. They will have a sound card and a sound sheet. Please help your child to complete the sheet and also use the sounds cards to help recall the sounds and also begin to use them to create simple words, helping them to sound out the letters and blend them together.
We really value the time and support that you give us in teaching reading. We hope that each child will grow up with a love of books and reading!
SHOW AND TELL
This half term ‘Show and Tell’ will continue to take place on a Wednesday afternoon but with more of a focus. Please send us a photograph through class dojo that means something to them. It might be a book, something they have created, somewhere they have visited, some pictures from the internet etc. Speaking and listening is a prime area of the Early Year’s Curriculum so this will be a great opportunity for the children to ask and answer purposeful questions