Starting school in Year R at Elvetham Heath
We are delighted to welcome you to Elvetham Heath Primary School and are very much looking forward to welcoming your child into Year R.
Please click the following link to view our Welcome Meeting PowerPoint. There are voice over notes which you can listen to by clicking on the speakerphone logo on the bottom right hand side of each slide.
The video below shares some of the areas we have in our learning environment.
Our Learning Environment
Meet the Year R Team
Here is the link for our school YouTube channel. There is a YR playlist with songs and stories read by the Year R Team.
We have put some photos together for you to show your child what their new school looks like.
Starting school can seem like a daunting milestone and with the current situation regarding Corona Virus we are all having to take things one step at a time. We will work together with pre-schools, parents and teachers to provide a tailored transition program that best suits our pupils. We will start with a phone call to you from a member of our Year R team so that they can introduce themselves and answer any questions you might have. We will not be allocating classes yet but if there are any existing friendships please let us know when we call so that we can make a note of any children who might like to be in the same class. We will then do our best to get in touch with pre-schools to discuss the areas of learning under the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. In Year R we follow the same curriculum as pre-schools so although it might seem like a big leap into school, especially while some of us are currently missing term time, please note that our teaching follows the same Development Matters framework so we will be able to pick up from each child’s stage of development.
Transition guidance and activities that might help in the lead up to starting school.
The Early Years Education team at Hampshire have worked with pre-schools and teachers across the county to produce this document called the School Readiness Leaflet. It has lots of useful information and some other websites that you might find useful.
The government have published a set of resources called Hungry Little Minds which can be found by clicking on the link below or searching 'Hungry Little Minds'. It has some really useful activities and ideas to share with your child.
‘What to expect, when?’ is a document that outlines different objectives for each age range. Start by looking at the 30-50m section and move onto the 40-60m suggestions. Click on the link below to view the PDF.