The new school day will run from 07.40 until 14.45 and will consist of eight 45 minute periods thereby giving an increase in contact time of 10 minutes per day and also reducing the amount of time wasted in transition between lessons.
I hope the Easter break has refreshed you all and I trust you are ready for the next term. The children have achieved a great deal this year through all the activities on offer in EYFS. They have really developed both personally and academically and I feel they are ready to take on the next step in their learning. It was an exceptionally busy Term 2 and Term 3 is set to be just as busy!
The last term is always the term for children to complete the curriculum and consolidate their knowledge as they begin to make sense of what they have learnt. Class teachers begin to prepare them for the next year group. This is particularly so for FS2 children, as this will be their last year in EYFS before moving to Key Stage 1. Towards the end of term we will have a ‘Transition Day’ designed so that children can become familiar with their next year group. Children will spend a day getting to know the teachers in this year group and learn what is expected of them. This will help them become more confident, independent and ready to move on.
Ramadan occurs during this term and we will run slightly shorter days throughout the holy month. EYFS will provide a full curriculum throughout this time. Therefore, we strongly advise parents to send their child to school each day. There are several new topics this term and absent children will find it difficult to catch up if they have too many absences. Children from FS1 will learn all about ‘Clothes’ and ‘Homes’, whilst children in FS2 learn about ‘Pirates’ and ‘Summer’.
There will also be several major events this term. We have our always successful International Day, which will be held on Wednesday 17th May. Children find this day extremely beneficial as they learn about various cultures and nationalities around the world. Children get to taste different kinds of world food and try out various activities on offer from different countries and year groups. We also look forward to the FS1 ‘Summer’ Concert, which will take place Wednesday 24th May. In addition, we have a very emotional end to FS2 as we shall be saying goodbye to the children as they finish their EYFS journey. To celebrate this, EYFS will hold the EYFS Graduation event on Wednesday 14th June.
The entire EYFS team wish all our children a fantastic final term and success for the coming academic year. EYFS children have made enormous progress towards their learning goals and they have progressed immensely since the start of the year. I have personally enjoyed watching our children grow and develop and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you all throughout the course of the year. I wish to thank parents, teachers and children for their efforts and I wish all well for the future.
Head of EYFS