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New Starters 2022

New Starters 2022

A big welcome to Belle Vue Primary school. This section of our website is for children starting school in September 2022.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to school and have provided some information that you should find useful in helping prepare you and your child before September.

 

What is the EYFS?

 

EYFS stands for the Early Years Foundation Stage and its standards support your child from birth to the end of their Reception year at school. These standards must be followed by all Ofsted registered childcare providers including teachers, childminders and nurseries. From September 2021 as a school we follow the Statutory EYFS Framework. To support us there are two non-statutory documents called Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters which we use to support your child’s development. It enables us to see what they have achieved so far and what they need to learn next, so we can adapt our teaching accordingly and help your child reach their full potential.

 

Prime Areas

Communication & Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Listening, Attention and Understanding

Gross Motor Skills

Managing Self

Speaking

Fine Motor Skills

Building Relationships

 

 

Self Regulation

The Early Years Outcomes are split into 7 areas; 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas, which you can see above and below. Each area is defined by statements that are split into Age Related Expectations. By the end of Reception year children are expected to achieve the Early Learning Goals for each area of learning. You may find that your child doesn’t achieve these and this is nothing to worry about! Every child is unique and progresses at their own pace!

 

Specific Areas

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Comprehension

Number

Past and Present

Creating with Materials

Word Reading

Numerical Patterns

People, Culture and Communities

Being Imaginative and Expressive

Writing

 

The Natural World

 

As well as monitoring what your child learns, it’s also important that we understand how your child learns so that we can teach and support your child in a way that suits them best. This is where the Characteristics of Effective Learning come in. They are not split into age bands because they underpin all 7 areas of learning and development. Children who receive the right sort of support and encouragement during these early years, will be creative and adventurous learners.

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and exploring – engagement

 

Finding out and exploring

 

Playing with what they know

 

Being willing to “have a go”

Active learning – motivation

 

Being involved and concentrating

 

Keeping trying

 

Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

 

Having their own ideas

 

Making links

 

Choosing ways to do things

What will my new school and classroom look like?

Meet Mrs Brooks

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Meet Mrs French

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Meet Miss Richardson

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Meet Mrs Hitchen

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Meet Mrs Gregan

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Preparing your child for school

Supporting your child’s learning at home

Learning in the Early Years

Getting to know your child

Things to bring to school

Our school rules

Our learning behaviours

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