Oakwood Early Years News

Spring Term 2016 Early Years Manager: Miss Sanah Saleem Oakwood Primary School, 117 Tennyson Road, Luton, and Bedfordshire, LU1 3RR Tel: (01582) 518800 E-mail: admin@oakwoodprimary.co.uk Safeguarding Statement The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, achieving equal opportunities and combating discrimination Curriculum Information A warm welcome to all the new families as well as a huge thank you to those who continue to recommend us to friends and family. We are already reaching towards the end of the Spring Term and so much has happened! Have a look at the Events pages to see what the children have learnt about so far this term. Also, please look at the page for Forthcoming Events to see what is planned for the rest of this term and holiday dates. Reminders will be sent out via texts, emails and letters so please look out for them. This is a brief outline of the 7 areas of Learning Development the children cover as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Sept 2014: Personal, Social, Emotional and Development I will be developing my confidence and self-esteem, my ability to be assertive and stand up for my own rights or ask for adult support. Communication and Language I will be able to talk about what I want and how I feel and will have opportunities to express this through role play. Physical Development There will be lots of time for me to play and learn inside and outside the school. I will get the chance to become good at moving, climbing, controlling and coordinating as I play. Literacy Spring is hopefully around the corner after so much stormy weather! As it is still a bit chilly in the mornings please ensure your children still come to school in their warm coats, hats and gloves. We love to take the children outside to experience the season changes and Spring is a beautiful time to witness this. Weather permitting there will be more visits to the local Luton Hoo Memorial Park for outdoor play and to see the Spring flowers growing there. To enhance the children’s understanding of Spring and life cycles we have planned to purchase a butterfly cage to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies and to incubate eggs into baby chicks. Donations towards the costs for these resources are welcome. Through handling books and sharing them with others, I will recognise that words tell stories and that the words I see in the world around me tell people something. Mathematics I will learn to recognise numbers all around me and use them confidently in play and games. I will start to be able to put events in order and think about what happens next during the day. Understanding the World Having plenty of time indoors and out I will be able to look at and talk about objects, materials, living creatures and plant life, noticing lots of details and things that are the same or different. Expressive Arts and Design I will have the opportunity to express my own thoughts, ideas and feelings through drawing, painting, model making, and wood work and by using clay. I will use lots of tools to see how they work and what they can do and will use natural and manmade materials to design and make my own creations, models and structures. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK – ‘FRIENDS OF OAKWOOD’ Company Registered in England and Wales; Registered Number 6410625 Ofsted URN. 135539 - DCSF No. 821/6011 - Charity No. 1123924