Welcome to Catkin and Acorns Class Page
We are taught by Miss Rachael Vincent and Miss Lilly Selwood.
First of all we would like to say a big welcome to all the new faces starting at Gamesley School. Starting school is a very exciting time but it can also be a daunting time for children (and parents!)
The staff in the EYFS department will always be at the door at 8.40, ready to welcome your children into school. We encourage independence from day 1 so we ask parents to try and leave their children at the door with the staff. Parents are very welcome to ring school at anytime to check how their child is doing.
The EYFS department is split into four different areas. We have Catkins classroom, Acorns classroom, the Outdoor classroom and the Garden area. The children starting school in September are extremely lucky to be the first children to play with our new sand pit and water tray and in our beautiful new garden area! Although the children have a named class they will have the opportunity to use all the areas of the department throughout the day.
In EYFS we learn through play and our teaching and learning comes from following the children's interests.
In the first half term we will be looking at stories and nursery rhymes. We will enjoy lots of different books and use these stories to explore, create and be imaginative. We would love to hear what the favourite stories are in your house so that we can include these into our planning.
During the first half term we will also be assessing the children based on the Development Matters Statements. We will use these assessments to inform our planning so that we know what we need to teach the children. If you would like to look at these statements please click on the link below.
We have an open door policy so if you have any questions about anything please come and see us! After school is always a better time for a longer discussion. We will be holding regular drop-ins throughout the year so look out for these!
Please check our class page regularly as we will add links to useful websites and videos so that you can continue learning with your child at home. We will also add photographs to show you about the exciting things we are doing at school.