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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, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Chilton, Miss Gilks, Mrs Hagger and Mrs Larner.

PE Day - Thursday

There will be no forest school for EYFS this term.

 Term 1

We would like to welcome our new EYFS children and their families to the beginning of their exciting learning journey at Palace Wood Primary School!

This term in EYFS we will be focussing on getting to know each other and learning our school routines.  During their "exploring time", the children will have the opportunity to explore, learn and play in both Penguins and Elephants classrooms, as well as our outside classroom.  Our topic for term 1 is "Community".  We will be finding out about our new school community, our homes and our local area.  We will also be getting to know each other and learning all about ourselves! Throughout the term we will be thinking about how we have changed since we were babies, our families and homes, likes and dislikes, and what makes us unique.  We will explore our emotions through the story of "The Colour Monster".  We will also be reading the stories "What Makes Me, a Me?" and "We're All Wonders."  Towards the end of the term we will be looking at our community in a wider context and learning all about London, with the help of Paddington stories!  In maths, we will be learning about numbers to 10 and beyond, exploring patterns, matching and sorting, and comparing amounts, size and capacity.  We will also be starting our Read, Write, Inc. phonics learning.

Book change will take place every Friday.  Your child will bring home a wordless book to encourage their story telling and speaking skills, as well as a "sharing" book for you to read and enjoy together,  

Please see the EYFS Learning Overview attached below for more information about the Term 1 curriculum.