Welcome to EYFS - Ahlberg and Donaldson Class Page.
Our classes are named after authors (people who write books).
Our Reception classes are named after Janet and Allan Ahlberg and Julia Donaldson.
Have you read any of their books?
You will find lots of these books in our class library.
Perhaps you could tell us if you have any of these books at home?
Reception children will be starting Forest School on Monday 28th September. Children should come ready dressed in Forest School clothes and bring school uniform to change into. At this time of year it is quite cold especially in the mornings under the trees; particularly when we are still and listening, please ensure your child has lots of layers and a waterproof coat to keep them warm and dry.
We are looking forward to exploring the copse, using our imaginations and having lots of fun. Keep checking this page as we hope to put some photos on soon.
Due to the current situation, we are unable to have parents in school so please remember you can contact us through this email address:
Always remember to put your class name (Ahlberg or Donaldson) in the subject box so we will be able to find it easily. We aim to check this once a week. If it is an urgent message/enquiry, please telephone the school office.
Remember to look at the Wellbeing page (found under the 'Children' tab on the website or click on the link) which may be of use with explanations and help at this tricky time.
Over the next few weeks, we will be singing nursery rhymes, reading lots of stories, doing listening games/activities as well as lots of oral counting.
We will be concentrating on lots of 'PSED' aspects of the EYFS curriculum which will include making friends; being kind; sharing; following routines and taking turns.
Please click on the stars below for activities and ideas to support your child's learning at home.
Remember to look on the Forest School webpage for forest school type activities you can do in your home and garden.
Lots of them are 'off screen' ideas.
This ebook 'What's Going On?' below by Clare Shaw may help explain what is going on for children.
If you would like some ideas that don't involve 'screen time' (even though I have added one video link to show you how you could use play doh!), try some of these. There will also be some ideas on the Forest School page.
To begin this half term we will be getting used to being in school and our new classroom routines.
We will be trying lots of new things and trying hard to listen, share and get along with each other!
We will start to go out for Forest School sessions on September 28th. This term we will learn the rules about being in the copse for Forest School, learn about fire and fire safety as well as do some number work, phonics and have plenty of exploring time. We will spend lots of time building up our muscles to help us when we start to write.
If you would like some ideas about E-Safety please click here
Apps that may be useful.
These are some some apps that Ahlberg Class may use during Computing lessons.
You may like to have a look at them yourself and your child might enjoy using them at home.
Monster Hunt - improves memory skills
Hairy Letters - phonic practise
Jigsaws 1,2,3 - problem solving with puzzles
Teach Your Monster to Read - there is an app you can purchase but if you have access to a computer/laptop it can be used for free.