Welcome to EYFS 2019-2020!
EYFS Curriculum Overview
Photos from Autumn Term
For Your Information
EYFS Curriculum Meeting October 2019
Reading in the EYFS
Our reading book for the next fortnight is ...
Children develop a disposition to read as stories and books are read to them. They also discuss how texts are structured, how to use book language and learn about the rhythm and expression needed for reading aloud. They see the reader as a role model of reading behaviour. When young children play at reading they imitate what they have seen – turning the pages, looking at the pictures, ‘reading’ the words in that special ‘tone’. As teachers we build on and extend this language play so that children develop a love of books and early reading skills. While the central purpose of reading is to gain meaning from print, children also need to be encouraged to develop a curiosity about words, their sounds, patterns and how they are composed. We need to establish a language-rich environment and model and share reading with the children, demonstrating that it is an active part in the process of constructing meaning.
Early Reading Policy EYFS
Brilliant Books to Read whilst your child is in EYFS
Come and Read Sessions
Parents are invited to Come and Read with their child every Tuesday. 8:30-9:00am Nursery AM and 2:50pm for Reception and Nursery PM. The teacher models the use of the question bear whilst the support member of staff uses a Chromebook to model how to use Oxford Reading Buddy. During this time teachers model how to promote rich language and vocabulary.
At St. Raphael's, we teach children to read using Read Write Inc. Phonics. This teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension.
The children in Reception are starting to learn their sounds, and soon they will be able to blend them into words! We have a session for parents every Friday at 2:50 in Reception Eve to help teach parents their sounds and give them all the information they need to help their children at home.
We have put some phonics resources below that are very helpful for reading and writing with your children at home. Please take a look!
Handy Phonics Resources
Speed Sound Review
Our Golden Rules
We use these rules in school to promote positive behaviours. Please feel free to print this poster out to use at home with your child.