St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Preschool

Welcome to our Preschool Information Page. On this page you will find our termly class newsletter and other information about what we will be doing soon! 

 

In Preschool we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is based upon four themes:

  • A Unique Child – developing resilient, capable, confident and self assured individuals
  • Positive Relationships – supporting the children in becoming strong and independent self assured individuals
  • Enabling Environments – where opportunities respond to individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers
  • Learning and Development – acknowledging that children learn in different ways and at different rates

More information on the EYFS framework and how it is delivered at St Jude's is included in our Early Years Policy which can be found on our General Policies page.  

 

Curriculum Plan 

So that everyone knows what we are learning about, please see our curriculum plan for this academic year.

Pre-school Homework

To support our classroom learning, each half term Mrs Brown will give us a homework project.  This is the homework organiser for this term.

Termly Class Newsletter

Each term Mrs Brown will send parents a newsletter.  Here is our most recent newsletter:-

What are Pre-school learning this term?

If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Phonics and Reading

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2.  If children complete the Read Write Inc programme and still require extra support with phonics in Key Stage 2 they receive  Read Write Inc intervention (Fast Track tutoring - Year 3 & 4 and Fresh Start - Year 5 & 6)

Reading
We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home a book which is very closely matched to their reading level from Oxford Reading Tree, Project X or Floppy Phonics and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library.



If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.
If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.

 

Preschool Gallery and News

12th November - Pre-school children had a great time exploring the season of Autumn whilst we played in the school grounds. Moving and keeping physically active helps to build connections in our brains. 

13th October 2021We have been thinking about how we can be kind and help each other. 

Wednesday 29th SeptemberToday we enjoyed a visit from another real life superhero: a retired nurse. We learnt all about bandaging and where nurses work. She was ever so friendly, so we know we don’t need to worry when we go for our jabs. Afterwards we continued to practice our own nursing skills, showing care to one another in our role play area.

24th September - What a lot of learning took place when we made chocolate crispy cakes today.
We explored the texture and smell of the chocolate and used our finger muscles to break the pieces, we worked out that we had to melt the chocolate and how this was done: we tried melting the chocolate in both the fridge and the microwave!
We poured carefully from the box, used large stirring movements and a large spoon to mix and then we used a smaller spoon to create our cakes.
We listened, took turns and learnt new words.
Then we compared the chocolate crispy cakes to chocolate cake and described what was the same and what was different and decided which was our favourite.

20th September - Today we had a visit from our very friendly lollipop lady today. We learnt about why she is a real life super hero: helping us to keep safe as we cross the road.Throughout the rest of the week, the children will be thinking about what they can do to help other people.

14th September - We are working hard to develop our independence skills at the moment. At snack time we serve ourselves, pour our own drinks and use pictures to register that we have had our snack. Today we have also been spreading cheese using knives and trying our best to open the cheese packets by ourselves.