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Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School

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Hello and a huge welcome to our new children in Wrens class! We cannot wait to get stuck into all the wonderful learning and activities we have planned. Below is some information to help with the transition to school and what happens when.


Our EYFS ethos

At Ironville and Codnor Park Primary school we believe that every child should be given the opportunity and support to develop and grow with confidence and kindness. Our team shows passion, dedication, and love to all our EYFS children to help them to achieve all their ambitions and reach for the stars!


Who's who?

Our EYFS team is made up of 3 lovely people, Mrs Tuxford-Flory (Teacher), Miss Stevenson (EYFS TA) and Mrs McCormack (Early Learning Friend). 



Our curriculum is ambitious and stimulating. We provide rich experiences which both mirror our children's previous experiences alongside creating new and enriching ones. Our curriculum is broad and we take a whole child centred approach. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to grow and develop in their way and in their own time. Please see the EYFS page on the website for a more detailed look into the new EYFS framework. 



Reading is at the core of our class and we really love to read! Storytime is one of our favourite parts of the day and sharing high quality stories rich in new vocabulary and phrases is loved by both children and adults. We exclusively follow the Phonics Bug scheme with reading books matched to the the children's current phonics set. The books from this scheme tell brilliant stories with lots to talk about and discuss. Nursery rhymes, songs and dancing and integrated throughout the day.

In the first week your child will be given a reading diary, matched phonics book and a sharing book to take home. In the reading diary will be a phonics mat and tricky word sheet for you to practice at home. We would like for all children to read at least 3 times per week at home if not more. Your child will also be given log in details for an online Phonics Bug profile. This is from our Phonics Bug scheme and allows children to have access to other books in their phonic set online if they would like extra reading alongside phonic games. In the yellow reading diary will be the day of the week which your child's book will be changed.


Forest School

Forest schools are on a Monday afternoon with Mrs Castle and the children love this! They create wild art, clay sculptures, learn about their local environment and the wider world and have campfires with banana and chocolate as well as getting very messy while having lots of fun. We provide wellies for every child but if you would like your child to bring in theirs please name them and pop them in a bag and they can wear them. 



Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please bring your child dressed in their PE kit. 



Creative homework booklets will be given out in September. They are lots of fun and consist of activities for you to do with your child as well as reading, maths and tricky word practice. Homework books are marked on a Friday. The more you complete the more points you get which turn into rewards! 



If you have any questions please come and see us. We are on the playground every morning and every afternoon. Alternatively, please ring the school office and leave a message. 


Autumn Term One Stories

This half term we will be focusing on rules and routines for the first 2 weeks. 

We will then be reading Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs go to school helping with transition. We will then move onto the classic The Gruffalo story as this was a favourite from when the children were at Nursery.

Please read our long term plan below for more information. Please note the plan is subject to change with the children's interests and needs.