Weekly Challenge 7: Expressive Arts & Design
Expressive arts and design is the last area of the EYFS curriculum. Children in Reception are encouraged to explore different media and materials and use their imaginations. Children sing songs, make music and dance. They use materials and tools safely and represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through a range of different activities.
This week, your challenge is to send in a photograph of you in your favourite costume!
Send us an email to: email@example.com We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Weekly Challenge 6: Understanding the World
Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place where they live and about all aspects of the environment. In Reception, children are invited to investigate the world around them, ask questions and make connections. Children learn about the people in their communities, traditions and customs and celebrate the people closest to them. Children in Reception talk about the past and present and they also explore the natural world, learn about living things and take care of their environment. Children are also exposed to a variety of technologies and learn to use them in purposeful ways.
This week, your challenge is to share a photograph or tell us more about your family! Send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Challenge 6—Understanding the world
Weekly Challenge 5: Mathematics
Mathematics is a specific learning areas in the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS). In Reception, children learn that there's more to maths than just counting! We all use maths skills in our daily lives! Through hands-on and real-life experiences, children learn about numbers, shapes, space and measures.
Send us an email, a photograph or video message to: email@example.com We are looking forward to hearing from you!
CHALLENGE: How many numbers can you find?
Our Reception teachers have been very busy preparing a wonderful transition experience for our new starters today.
As part of this transition, we have prepared a small gift for every child who will start at Milton Hall in September.
We are really looking forward to meeting you all on our school field today!
Weekly Challenge 4: Literacy
Literacy includes the skills of reading and writing. To be ready to start reading, children first need to have a variety of skills in place. These early reading skills include matching, rhyming, awareness of phonics and the skills associated with language development such as listening, attention, alliteration and sound discrimination. One of the best ways to prepare young children to become confident readers later on, is to share stories daily. Telling stories is a big part of our day in Reception. Children are encouraged to re-read old favourites, act out familiar stories and retell them.
CHALLENGE: What is your favourite story or song?
It has been a delight reading the emails our new starters have sent in over the past few weeks!
We are all very excited to meet you all in person and can't wait for the new school year to begin.
Send us an email, a photograph or video message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to learning more about you when we meet in person at our upcoming event!
You are invited to visit Milton Hall Primary School on July 5th to meet your teacher and classmates.
There will be fun activities to enjoy, a story telling session and each child will be given a gift.
Weekly Challenge 3: Physical Development
Physical Development is a prime area of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Children in Reception explore different ways to move their bodies, develop and strengthen their muscles and learn to use equipment and materials successfully and safely. Within this learning area, children are also encouraged to manage their own basic hygiene needs and they learn about the importance of physical exercise and a healthy diet.
We were thrilled to receive so many emails from our new starters this week. We have loved learning more about you and your family!
This week's challenge invites you to think about your favourite healthy snack. Do you have a favourite physical activity that you like to do?
Send in your photographs or videos of you enjoying your snack or exercise via email: email@example.com
CHALLENGE: What is your favourite healthy snack!
Weekly Challenge 2: Communication and Language
As children develop communication and language skills, they're building the foundations necessary for future literacy and learning. They're also learning key skills like how to express themselves, make friends and interact with others confidently and positively. In Reception, your child will engage with a range of experiences, activities, songs and games that will help them to develop their listening and attention, understanding and speaking skills.
We enjoyed reading your emails from last week's challenge and have loved learning more about you!
This week's challenge invites you share something with us from your home. It could be your favourite toy, game or story!
Send in your photographs or videos via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHALLENGE: Share something that you love with us!
Welcome to all the new children and families who have been allocated a place at Milton Hall Primary School from September. We are looking forward to getting to know all of you over the coming months and can't wait for you to join our school community. Keep an eye on this page, as it will be updated weekly with information about the EYFS curriculum, helpful tips and activities for you to share with your children - please feel free to do as much or as little of this as is convenient to you.
Weekly Challenge 1: Personal Social and Emotional Development
Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) supports children to learn and to get on with others and make friends, understand and talk about feelings and emotions, develop a sense of 'right' and 'wrong', develop their independence and ultimately feel good about themselves. Your child's personal, social and emotional development is as important as developing their physical and communication skills.
We are very excited to meet you and learn more about what makes you special.
Send in any photographs, videos or feedback about the weekly challenge to our Reception team - we'd love to hear from you!
CHALLENGE: How do you feel about starting school?
Welcome to Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery!
We wish to warmly welcome all the new children and their families who have been allocated a place at Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery from September. We are really excited and looking forward to welcoming our new intake to school and beginning a wonderful journey of learning and discovery.
Keep an eye on this page as it will be updated regularly with photo's and information for you to share with your children. We will be posting stories read by our reception team, as well as activities and challenges to support you in preparing your children to start school. Please feel free to do as much or as little of this as is convenient for you.
Over the next couple of weeks you will receive an information pack, including your admissions forms with more information about Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery.
Take a look at the photo's below showing some of our existing reception children enjoying a range of activities. Thank you for choosing our school and we look forward to meeting you all soon.
Our admissions officer is currently preparing your admissions packs which will be emailed out to you within the next few days. We will also send you our reception booklet which includes a breakdown of the EYFS curriculum and key information for you to share with your child.
We will be contacting your child’s pre-school or nursery so that they can tell us what your child enjoys doing in their setting and how he/she learns best.
We are so proud of the children at Milton Hall and know they are happy whilst in our care. Take a look at the photos and video below to see what we mean.