A very warm welcome to all the children and families who are joining our Early Years Foundation Stage classes this term. We are really looking forward to getting to know you and helping you settle into life at St. John’s.
Our main focus for this term is settling the children into their new classes and helping them to make friends and feel confident in their new routines. During the staggered entry programme, all the children will get involved in some cooking, learn their way around their classroom and playground, go on a trip to our Worrall Road site and have lots of time to play.
There will also be lots of opportunities for the children to make new friends and become confident in the school routines including lunches and playtimes.
Once the children start attending full time, we will be following a theme around food, with lots more opportunities to cook simple dishes both in real life and in the role play areas! We’ll be reading lots of favourite stories with food in, such as ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’, ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Later in the term we will be taking part in the whole school Artists’ Week.
The children will have their first forest school sessions later this term as well as weekly PE and music sessions.