EYFS - Tawny and Snowy Owls

EYFS Service of Welcome | Corpus Christi Catholic School

Welcome to Snowy and Tawny Owls,


 Autumn 1!

Welcome to Autumn 1!  

 A warm welcome to you all as you child starts with us at West Monkton.


Here you will find relevant information regarding topics and learning that will take place each half term. You will also be able to find useful links  to access as the year goes on.


This term our topic is 'Marvellous Me'. For the next 6 weeks we will be settling into our new school and establishing the new routines. Within this, we will also be focusing on new friendships that will be made as we settle in. We will learn about each others likes and dislikes, as well as talking about our homes and families.  


In our Jigsaw PSHE sessions this half-term, we will be looking at 'Changing me'. This is a great link with the children getting ready to move onto year one. There will be transition work over the summer term to enable the children to feel prepared before they move into their new class. We will also think about how we have changed since we were born and think about what will happen as we get older.


Below, please find some key information for this half term:


Morning/afternoon drops offs and pick ups:

At the moment our school day will now run from 9:00 - 3:05.  Children should enter and leave through our EYFS gate. We will ask that parents stay outside of the gate due to limited space in the outdoor area once the children have settled.  


School equipment needed from home:

Children may bring a WM bookbag to school (not rucksacks).  Please remember, children should not be bringing toys, cards etc to school.  Please ensure children have an outdoor coat, wellies and PE kit in school at all times.


Class Dojo:

Class dojo remains an integral tool as a day to day communication line for staff and pupils with parents.  We will always aim to respond as soon as possible; with full time teaching commitments, we appreciate your patience and understanding.  



Tapestry will be used by EYFS staff in order to record learning against the EYFS curriculum. Please feel free to add any of your observations from what the children are doing at home. We really enjoyed seeing this during our period of home learning, so it would be great if this could continue!


Mrs Paling and Mrs Merrick :)









Our book focus this half term is:


 Super Duper You: Amazon.co.uk: Henn, Sophy, Henn, Sophy: 9780141385488:  Books

Useful links:


Phonics/Reading: Alphablocks - Learn to Read | SH & CH Teams | Phonics for Kids ...

Jolly Phonics Songs: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv

Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#

Alphablocks videos: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks

Daily Phonics Sessions (please remember this is not our usual scheme):  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR2zPh6YahiI_fOxLD_ikMQES-EWj_l_6L8MYTCYYUYMBv-1DePkw5_7--E

Oxford Owl Reading:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Click on the ‘Free EBooks Library’, then ‘EBooks for ages 4-5’. If you click on the green drop-down arrow ‘Levels’, then click ‘Letters and Sounds Phase’ – ‘Phase 3’. This will bring up a series of suitable books.


MathsNumbers Stock Illustrations – 145,572 Numbers Stock Illustrations ...

Topmarks Maths: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years

Numberblocks Videos: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/b08bzfnh


Other areas:

PE with Joe Wicks, Daily 9am: https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Cosmic Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/ (Also available on ‘YouTube’.

Early Years Games:  https://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.com/