Mrs Cook (RB) is supported by Mrs Duncan and Miss Dezynska. Miss Corsan (RY) is supported by Mrs Elannouti and Ms Cazon.
At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure that we cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Supporting Learning at Home
We recognise the extremely important role that parents play in their child’s education. We want to work in partnership to help parents develop their skills supporting their child’s learning at home. If parents would like any support with developing home learning please see Mrs Cook and Miss Corsan.
Each week we change the children’s home reading books. The green reading journal should be filled in at least once a week by the parent. Please read a variety of books with your child as often as possible.
Homework will be given out on a Monday each week and must be returned by Friday to your child’s class teacher.
Please click here for the PowerPoint from our Parent Support Sessions on Reading
There are 2 types of assessments carried out during the children's time in Nursery using the Government non-statutory guidance materials - Development Matters and Birth to 5. Firstly, there's Formative Assessment which is on-going, the staff do this on a daily basis through observations and conversations with the children to make decisions about what they have learnt or can do already so as to help them move on in their learning journey. Secondly there are Summative Assessments, these are carried out at certain points of the year and are used to track attainment and progress.
At the end of the year children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals. Click here to view the Early Learning Goals for all Areas of Learning.
Children are given targets/ next steps to move their learning forward from the Development Matters Framework. Click here to view the Development Matters Framework.
News and Photos
The children in RY have been growing some plants for our rooftop garden.
The reception children have started their journey at St Helen’s this week.
They have settled in very well learning the new routines. The children have explored and familiarised themselves with their new environment and their new teachers.
Learning through play in Reception
As part of our Foundation stage curriculum, the children are encouraged to be independent learners. The reception environment inspires the children to make their own choices and enables them to demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning.
Playing and exploring
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to ‘have a go.’
Being involved and concentrating
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically
Having their own ideas
Choosing ways to do things
These are websites that are useful for developing children’s skills in Reception to complement their learning in school.
Description: Lots of fantastic videos and work sheets to support letter formation.
Description: This website is packed with games and activities to support your child's learning in Phonics.
ICT Maths games
Description: A selection of fun games to support mathematical/literacy/science skills.