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Early Years

WELCOME TO EARLY YEARS

 

Nursery

Gold Class - Mrs Davids      Silver Class - Mrs Greenway

Reception

Apple Class - Miss Malcomber     Mulberry Class - Miss Gray

Early Years Home Learning

 

 

Early years home learning will consist of:

  • A PDF with activities linked to our book for all areas of learning to cover over the week
  • A link to the story book
  • 5 comprehension questions linked to the story
  • A daily phonics/literacy session

 

Parents are invited to share photos of the children's work via our Early Years email address. Please add your child's class name to the subject box. Your child's class teacher will respond to your photos.

 

Our email is: earlyyears@downderry.lewisham.sch.uk

 

Early Years Virtual Christmas Production

 

 

Click the image above.

(You will need to log in to your child's school Google for Education account

with the account details from your letter)

 

If you have trouble viewing the video in Google Chrome, please try another browser.

Ensure you have logged out of any other Google accounts.

The "Request Access" button will NOT grant you access to the video.

You MUST use the school Google for Education account.

Meet the Nursery Teachers

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Meet the Reception Teachers

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Healthy Schools

Full time nursery and reception children can be provided with a hot lunch or bring in a packed lunch from home. Healthy snacks are provided throughout the day, as well as milk and water for all children.

 

Nursery lunch begins at 11:20am with reception following at 11:30am.

Star of the week

 

On Friday, we select our class 'Star of the Week' with the help of our class bear, who has been carefully watching the children learn. The star of the week will be addressed in a virtual assembly and be given a postcard to take home. They will have their name on our website and newsletter too. 

Nursery

 

Our topic this term is 'When I Grow Up'.

 

Nursery - Important Information

 

Nursery give out homework every Friday. The homework is always based on topics that we cover in class. Parents are invited to change their child's book from the class library. We encourage this to happen at least once a week.

 

PE:

Nursery have PE on Fridays. They can come in to school wearing a PE kit if they wish. 

 

Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

 

Nursery Recommended Reading List

Children's Yoga and Mindfulness

Why not try some yoga and mindfulness at home. Here is an example of Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube. There are lots to choose from. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU&t=602s

 

Reception

 

Our topic this term is 'Paw and Claws'.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Homework:

Every child has a home learning folder that will be given out every Friday. Inside will be a fun weekly actcity to complete with your child, linked the learning that. We will also share the book and sounds of the week. This folder needs to be returned by Tuesday. The children also are given two reading books that should be shared each evening with a comment made in their reading record. These books are changed once a week. 

 

PE:

Reception have PE on Wednesdays.
 

Children are invited to come in to school wearing their PE kits. This includes black bottoms, a red t-shirt and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.

 

Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

 

 

Spare Clothing

In the event of spoilt clothing, please ensure that children have spare labelled clothing kept at school at all times.

 

Reception Recommended Reading List

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