Congratulations to classes 4V, 4S and 3S for being the first to reach 100% of parents connected to their Class DoJo accounts. Just in the second week of operation this is very impressive and we know many more will reach this figure this week. We did promise these classes a treat so they are discussing a reward they would like as a class with their teachers and we will ensure they receive it soon.
We are delighted to see just how popular Class DoJo has already become, and we are only just using its basic features. Messages have been sent to parents and teachers, example of learning shared and points awarded for positive behaviour and learning. All of this of course shared instantly with connected parents.
EYFS continue to use Tapestry as their online communication tool as this offers an element of assessment against the early learning goals. The EYFS staff always try and help parents understand the different areas of learning and these goals and this week a workshop for parents was given on Physical Development, one aspect of the early years’ curriculum. Thank you to all those who attended and I hope it helped your understanding when you ‘Stayed and Played’ with your children on Thursday. This will be one of many workshops offered this year so please do watch out for their announcements and do sign-up to attend.
Physical development is so important for young children and through directed learning and play they can enhance their development and understanding of movement and health. Children learn to show good control and coordination with large and small movements and they can handle and manipulate tools effectively such as a pencil for later writing development. They also learn the benefits of physical exercise and about healthy choices and are able to manage their own basic hygiene needs, dressing and going to the toilet independently. As you can see walking around the EYFS environment, there are opportunities for physical development everywhere, all safely managed of course.
Have a great weekend.