There are 25 children in Sunshine Class
We have lots of fun playing and learning together. The children will be forming good relationships, finding our way around school and learning the rules and routines at Pool House school.
We provide an environment rich in a variety of activities focussed on a weekly theme or book. This may be around a celebration or a topical theme. We value children's interests and take on board their suggestions for learning. Please inform us of anything your child shows a particular interest in, we will happily aim to include it into our future plans.
We are in four groups; Apples, Pears, Grapes, and Oranges. Each group will work with their keyworker on next steps and main areas for development. We may work as a whole class, in small groups, as pairs or individually. Sunshine class aims to develop social skills as well as promoting independent learners. We aim to provide children with a fun start to their education laying down the foundations and life skills they will need to build on throughout their next school years.
Sunshine class has access to outdoor provision as often as the weather permits. For this reason children must have coats in school at all times and wellies whenever possible too. We will be exploring the local environment on walks and visits at times too.
The children in Sunshine class should have the following things in school every day;
- Book bag, including reading books and any completed homework.
- PE Kit (Shorts, t-shirt and pumps)
- Winter PE Kit (Optional)
- Wellies and a warm coat with a hood
- Sun cream and a sunhat/cap in Summer
We play outside in all weather conditions so please help us to ensure your child is safely equipped for this.
Please make sure that your child's belongings are clearly labelled with their names. If you require any help with uniform or labelling please speak to one of the team.
It is really important that you read at home with your child at least three times a week. Children will begin with picture books and these are to develop language and vocabulary ready for when we start reading the Oxford Reading Tree books. It is important that you fill in your child's reading record once they have read so that they don't end up with the same book for too long. We will read with your child at least twice a week.
During the Autumn term we will be learning phonics phase 2 sounds which should really support your child with his/her reading. We also focus on learning high frequency words - those words which pop up very regularly in stories.
During the Spring term we will be re capping the phonics phase 2 sounds and we will be starting to learn the phase 3 sounds. We will be trying really hard to encourage the children to segment and blend words independently.