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A Guide to Tapestry

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Marvellous Me!


Firstly, we would like to welcome you and your child to Baddow Hall Infant School. We feel privileged to be part of your child’s journey through education. Ensuring your child has a positive start to school is our main focus and is why we spend the first half term getting to know your child.


Our topic this half term is ‘Marvellous Me’ and our focus is exactly that. We will start off by settling your child into school, focusing on friendships and getting your child used to the setting and the routines of school. From this, we will build upon name recognition, number recognition and counting skills. This will provide us with an exact baseline of your child’s current abilities and we can ensure that our early years planning caters for developing your child’s skills further.


As well as getting to know your child, a big part of this half term is spent getting your child to engage in a wide variety of activities both in and outside the classroom. These activities will be developing a range of skills in different ways such as:


· Number understanding through practical activities

· Gross and fine motor skill activities to build up strength ready for using a pencil to write

· Language and communication skills through games and role play

· Social skills through games, role play and collaborative play

· Our imaginations and creativity through construction, art and design and role play


As well as many other important skills…


Literacy Focus:

This half term our focus is getting your child to recognise their name and to develop their pencil control and grip through fine motor activities. For our reading focus, we will be working on Phase 1 and 2 phonics.


Mathematics Focus:

This half term our focus will be on developing an understanding of maths through matching and sorting objects before then comparing the amount of objects using the language more, fewer and the same. We will then look at making simple patterns and comparing the size, mass and capacity of objects.


A few reminders:

· Ensure all school clothes are clearly labelled

· Bring your child’s water bottle and book bag to school everyday

· Make sure you have registered your child for school milk

· Pre-order school dinners for the half term


How to help at home:

· Read lots of stories

· Recognise letters and numbers in your environment

· Count anything and everything (e.g. steps, jumps, objects)

· Talk about the school day (use Tapestry and Seesaw to support this)

Our Class Rules

What the year looks like in Reception...


From September 2021, we will be using the new EYFS Statutory Framework. As a result, there will be a few changes to our practice. We will be changing our long term and medium term planning over the course of the year which will be updated regularly on our website in this section. Last year's long term and medium term planning will also remain on the website.


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