Meet your new class teacher.
Our fantastic Early Years staff cannot wait to meet you and begin your learning journey. We look forward to meeting you all on Monday 20th July. If you have not booked a visit for this day please phone the school office on 01782 319504.
Welcome to St Augustine's
Hear from some of the Early Years children who wanted to tell yoy all about the things you can look forward to in September.
The Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
This online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. New lessons and resources are provided each week.
Click the link below to get started and away you go!
Remember you can email your teacher on 'purplemash' for support.
Username- firstname.lastname@example.org Password- Parents20!
Early Years children begin their reading journey on pink, moving to red, yellow and finally blue.
During this time, homework is being set on purplemash.com. Log ins have been provided to every child. Parents can contact the Foundation stage teachers via Email using Purple Mash.
If you are unsure of how to log in to Purple Mash please email the office (email@example.com) with the subject EYFS Purple Mash Log In.
Welcome to the Foundation Stage
The staff in the Foundation Stage are Miss Brookes (Teacher), Mrs Stokes (EYFS Lead and Teacher), Mrs Taylor (HLTA) and Mrs Carter (TA).
Each child in the Foundation Stage has a key worker group. Your child will either be a Gruffalo in Miss Brookes' key group, a Zog in Mrs Stokes' key group or a Stick-Man in Mrs Taylor's key group. We use these key groups to develop our communication and language, through conversation and turn taking games. Mrs Carter also works with small targeted groups of children from across the Unit.
The day runs from 8:45am until 3pm. Each morning Key Workers hear individual readers so please ensure reading books are in each day. Fruit and milk is provided free of charge throughout they day. The children have hot lunches, for a small fee, which they share in the classroom environment with their teachers to encourage table manners and communication skills.
A member of the Early Years team is always available in the morning or afternoon at the classroom door to pass on any messages. Appointments can also be made at the school office.
Our PE session is on a Thursday; we do ask that the children have a PE kit in school for this session.
Our Topics are selected by the children. They share their interests and what they would like to learn, they then decide on a focus and what activities they might like to take part in. This is completed every week; topics may stretch if the children show an increased interest. Have a look at 'Our Learning Journey' to see what we have been learning.
Why not ask your child what we have been learning this week? What they would they like to learn next week? So far the children have enjoyed themes such as 'aliens' 'mermaids and 'dinosaurs'!