A Typical Day in Early Years (Year R)
Children welcomed in to the classroom – initially in the Autumn term, they come in and ‘Busy Bee’, which is where they choose what they want to play. As the children begin to settle, we gradually introduce ‘morning jobs’ for children to come in and get on with.
Register and make lunch selection
Calendar work – this is an opportunity to talk about the day and months, and celebrate any birthdays.
Wriggly Writers – children begin to watch and learn our ‘Wake up, Shake up’ song, and take part in activities to strengthen their fine and gross motor skills.
Busy Bee time – children can choose their learning through play. At this point, the class teacher will work with children in small groups, focusing on reading and writing activities
Snack and story time in family groups
Continue with Busy Bee time
Family Group time – opportunity to focus on speaking and listening, personal, social and emotional development in smaller group sessions.
Children will have tidied up and washed their hands ready for lunch.
Lunch in the hall. They go as a year group and their lunchtime supervisor. Class teachers also stay for the first half term, to settle children and support them where necessary.
Maths – this will begin with counting songs, number recognition and focus on a specific skill.
Busy Bee time/ Adult focus on a number related activity with children in small groups.
Tidy up time
Children to prepare for home. Golden Clipboard ‘Story of the day’
End of the day – children go home