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Berrycroft Class

Welcome to Berrycroft Class

In early years, teachers provide many ways for children to develop their early mathematical skills. As a result, children develop their understanding of number and measuring skills confidently

OFSTED December 2019

Berrycroft is a mixed class of pupils in Pre-School and Foundation. Many of our children start in Little Berries Pre-School, enabling them to make a seamless transition into their Reception year. This allows for strong relationships with staff and nurturing friendships, leading to confident children who feel safe, happy and independent. 

Our teacher is Miss Randall and she is supported by our Early Years teaching assistant Ms Peall. We are passionate about child-directed, play-based learning. Adult directed learning is woven into the day to allow children to develop the broad range of skills needed to thrive. 

Our learning takes place in our spacious indoor and outdoor classroom across each of the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Curriculum.

Meet the Teacher

berrycroft meet the teacher 2023.pdf

  

 

Reception Parent - We could not have asked for a better start to our child's formal education in any respect. We are sincerely grateful for the kindness and effort made to help our child settle in, and the welcome we have been shown as a new family in the school community - thank you.

Parent Survey March 2023

Daily Routine

8:30 - Door Opens

8:35 - Door Closes

8:35 - Registration & Morning Activities

9:00 - Assembly

9:20 - Session 1

Break - Snack can be taken at any time during the morning - children are welcome to help themselves to fruit and milk.

10:45 - Session 2

11:15 - Guided Reading/ phonics

11:50 - Lunch

12:50 - Session 3

2:00 - Session 4

3:00 - Home time

Acts of Worship

Monday - Roots & Fruits Values Worship

Tuesday - Small Group Worship 

Wednesday - Key Stage Worship

Thursday - Collective Worship - Please feel free to join us for this assembly!

Friday - Celebration Worship

Long Term Planning

Please click on the buttons below for an overview of what will be taught in Berrycroft Class

 Long Term Planning 

Timetable

timetable for website.pdf

Topics

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 

Curriculum

The Foundation curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning and development.

Three prime areas:

  •  Communication and Language
  •  Physical Development
  •  Personal, Social and Emotional Development

And four specific areas:

  • Literacy
  •  Mathematics
  •  Understanding of the World
  •  Expressive Arts and Design

Creative Curriculum

  • Our curriculum is based on the principles of the Early Years Curriculum.
  • Areas of our curriculum are linked through topic, where possible, to help children give meaning to their learning.
  • Learning is practical and active so that children receive a 'hands on' experience to develop their knowledge and understanding of new concepts.
  • All tasks are differentiated to ensure that children are challenged in their learning. There are some specific criteria for each year group - some children may exceed these and a few may find it difficult to reach the required standard.

Phonics

Please visit our Phonics page for the latest phonics information for our school.

 

The teaching of phonics is well organised. Pre-school children learn to develop their listening skills through rhymes and songs. Children in the Reception class are excited about learning their phonics. They enjoy using this knowledge to develop their writing skills.

OFSTED December 2019

Working in Partnership with Parents

We use Tapestry to communicate with our parents and keep them updated on their child's learning journey in the EYFS.

Click here to find out more about Tapestry

What to Expect, When - A useful guide for parents on the EYFS

Birth to 5 Matters

How can you help?

Ask your child what they have been learning today at school - if they just say 'playing', ask them if they have used the computer, talked to a partner, counted etc.

Please listen to them read every day - little and often - it should be fun not a chore.

Help them with their phonics and reading tricky words.

Praise independence, good manners, turn taking and listening skills.

Encourage learning maths using real-life contexts at home.

Tell us about any learning they have achieved at home and we can add this to their profiles (Reception only).

Let us know if you have time to help in school!

Highlights!

Berrycroft English

Berrycroft Science

Keep Up To Date

We use Bromcom to communicate with parents and carers. We use Parentpay for paid trips, meals and activities.

We publish newsletters each term.