Welcome to Oliver Jeffers Class!

Our class has been named after children’s author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. He was born in Australia in 1977. He is the writer behind stories such as, ‘How to Catch a Star’, ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘Stuck’.

Our central idea across the next two terms will be, “Our environment is ever-changing and our decisions may impact the natural world.” We can use this to help us become familiar with our wider community and the world around us.

EYFS Curriculum
Grey 'Function' key with "How does it work?" written on it.
Grey 'Responsibility' key with "What is our responsibility?" written on it.

Our central idea will be divided into 3 key lines of inquiry as outlined below:

The Natural World (Causation)

How Living Things Transform (Form)

How our actions impact the environment. (Responsibility)

Knowledge Organisers

You can find out more about what we will be learning in Modules 5 and 6 on the Knowledge Organiser which can be found on Tapestry and in the main entrance to the school.

International Baccalaureate: Primary years programme

As part of the IB PYP, we have the six transdisciplinary themes that help teachers to develop a programme of inquiry into these important concepts. Each term, we focus on one of these themes, this term is ‘Who We Are’. 

In EYFS this means understanding our role within our families, our friends and our communities. There are many advantages of learning through inquiry, one of these being that children can explore key themes and concepts through contemporary, engaging and transdisciplinary learning.

Below are the six transdisciplinary themes that are covered throughout the year by the whole school:

  • Who We Are
  • Where We Are in Place and Time
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • How the World Works
  • How We Organise Ourselves
  • Sharing the Planet

In EYFS, we cover four transdisciplinary themes with an additional one which will be covered across the year.

What can you do at home to help?

  • Tapestry App: Through Tapestry, you will have the opportunity to view your child’s learning at school.  We would really love parents to also upload observations from home, so that we can have a holistic approach towards your child’s learning journey. 
  • Homework: This module, children will receive a short practical Maths task alongside their Phonics and Reading on a Friday. 
  • Reading: We would encourage the children to read for at least 5 to 10 minutes a day. This can be a mixture of their school reading book and books/comics that they already have at home. Once your child has read please record this in their reading log so that we can celebrate this with them. We will change books on a Monday, Wednesday and FridayPlease can reading books always be kept in your child’s zipped folder and brought to school each day.
  • PE will be taught on a Monday. Please make sure your child comes into school in their PE kit. Please note that earrings should be taken out at home or taped over for PE.

We look forward to working with you and your child over this academic year. 

Miss Hartung and Mrs Sherman