Welcome to the Goslings and Cygnets
If you are joining us in September 2022, please jump to the bottom of this page for links to support you and your child and to get ready for transition into school. Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Dwyer have presented a short video for you to watch to help you. CLICK HERE to watch the video. We hope it will give you an idea of what school is like, as unfortunately, we cannot have visitors at present.
Sept 2021 - You have now started your school life as part of the Meadows First School family! A really big welcome to all of our Reception children and families. We hope you will enjoy your learning over the year and that you will have lots of fun and make many new friends! This is the start of your journey through Meadows First School, so please take a look at some of the exciting things we get up to!
Please CLICK HERE for information to parents and carers for supporting your child with phonics and maths.
The new EYFS framework for Early years is statutory from this September - we piloted it last year. You can find out more by CLICKING HERE
Click the links to find out more about your teachers.
Home learning - please CLICK HERE for how we will offer home learning support in the event of a bubble closure or a child having to self isolate for 2 weeks. You can also email the class teachers or post on Tapestry, but remember - the most important learning is talking to your child, reading stories and playing lots of games together to increase their vocabulary and language skills and of course, having fun whilst doing this! Please CLICK HERE for some fun websites to support home learning.
contact teachers via your tapestry login (teachers will not be able to answer messages during the day as they will be teaching their class. They will endeavour to reply to queries as soon as possible)
Supporting Parents with Phonics: PARENT PHONICS INFORMATION MEETING AUTUMN TERM 2021
Unfortunately, due to the continued restrictions of COVID-19 we have been unable to offer our usual phonics workshop to parents. However, here is the powerpoint from the meeting along with lots of ideas and resources to help you with supporting phonics at home. (powerpoint from the phonics evening). If you are unsure about anything or need further support you can email the class teachers. Here are some more website links that will help you - click here, or follow the links listed below:
Look here for more ideas for supporting learning in Reception: Signs for reading Silly Soup Phase 2 corrrect letter sounds video Phase 3 Sentences Phase 3 Tricky Words Dan the Rhyming man (stick this onto a box and cut a hole for the mouth - use to post through rhyming objects or words) Writing box leaflet Play Doh Recipe (great for developing fine motor control).
Ideas to help with reading and phonics (how we teach letter sounds):
Top Marks have some fun games for phonics, skywriter how to write letters correctly.
NUMBERS: Here are some ideas to help with numbers in the Early years. We try to do as much practical work as possible - children love to use numicon, real objects, play-doh, conkers, acorns, egg boxes etc to learn about number. We love to sing lots of number rhymes and songs as these will help too! Click on Meadows Mouse for our number help sheet.
Thinking of joining us at Meadows First School?
New starters for 2022: If you are new to reception, or thinking about joining us, please follow this link for lots of information about starting school.CLICK HERE
By now you will have seen this little fellow - he is called Meadows Mouse and he helps us with our learning. He also has many friends and you will meet each of these over the year as well! If you click on him he will tell you about our learning code.
Can you see who is who?
Guess their names: Friendly Mouse, Active Mouse, Clever Mouse, Global Mouse, Calm Mouse, Safe Mouse
Parents and carers, please also click here to find out more about the Early Years at Meadows.
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