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Infants

Welcome to the Infant Page!

 

We are a mixed age class of 4 to 7 year olds who love to learn, laugh and explore the world around us. Our class teacher is Mr Sizer and our teaching assistants are Miss Przystupa, Mrs Young and Miss Fritchley who each spend part of the week with us. We are proud of our class and always enjoy showing it off to others!

Our Topic - France

 

Our topic for this half term is ‘ France’. Please see our topic webs (below) for an overview of all the exciting areas we will be learning about! The Y1 and 2 group will be focusing on 'A Walk in Paris' during literacy lessons. As we are approaching the next academic year, our reception children will be using the same book as the rest as our class in order to help with transition. 

EYFS Policy

Phonics

 

At Stanton-in-Peak we use the Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics scheme to teach children to read. This is an inclusive literacy programme for all children where they learn the 44 common sounds of the English language and how to blend them to read and spell with accuracy.

 

Phonics is taught daily in the Infant Class by trained teachers and teaching assistants in ability groups. Juniors, who may still require daily phonics, access the same scheme where and when necessary.

 

High Frequency Words

 

High frequency words are taught outside of phonics lessons in order to encourage fluency in their reading. Children are given 'flashcards' to take home to learn to read and spell. Some of these sight words are decodable although the children are encouraged to 'see the word and say the word'.

Parent video: How to say the sounds

Reading

We encourage our children to read both in and out of school. Your children's reading skills will be of great benefit to them across the entire curriculum. Writing notes in your child's reading record will encourage them and help us to see how they are getting on outside of school. The weekly guided reading and comprehension sessions are another valuable opportunity to hear them read and help develop their understanding. During these sessions the children will draw on their inference skills as well as developing a number of other strategies to help them with their reading.

All children also take part in a series of reading challenges which require them to read and engage with excellent books as they progress through school.  

The children love the reading challenges and it is lovely to see such enthusiasm and engagement. If you have any questions about them, just ask me any time.

Outdoor Learning

I love leading forest school sessions with the infant class and see the many benefits it has. Sessions will continue to take place in school grounds as well as in the nearby forest schools site on Mondays. I am excited for the sessions to come and believe that forest school is an incredibly rewarding and important experience for all. It is important their clothing keeps them warm and dry as we go outside in almost all weather conditions.

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