Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:09 PM
I want to set up a display about the EYFS for parents. What do you have on yours? Do you display the poster? Thinking of linking photos to the principles with a little excerpt from the guidance? (I know this has been covered before but can't find the thread - sorry).
Also, do you send any leaflets home - e.g. phonics etc. Do you display planning? Is it the planning as you write it or a simplified version?
Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:20 PM
I have the poster up on display in our entrance area with what you suggest, an excerpt from the guidance and a photo that illustrates this principle. Next to this display I have a "What we are learning this week" board and a "What you can do at home" board. On these I write a few bullet points each week explaining what we will be doing that week and ideas for activities that would support the children's learning at home. I don't put my full plans up, but find the parents find it useful to know what we will be doing as they then make an effort to support this learning at home.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:43 PM
There are super super 'Learning Together Leaflets' on all sorts of topics- behaviour, literacy, numeracy, outdoor learning, ict etc they are all free but you pay for post and packaging which varies depending on how many leaflets you have ordered- very reasonable too
We also have a few quotes laminated and stuck onto walls around different areas of room too which i think add a nice touch to demonstrate that we do know what we're talking about and that children are always learning
otherwise if only just starting display have a chat to parents to assess how much of eyfs they understand, aspects of learning particularly relevant to your setting and children, parental involvement etc...good luck
just wanted to add that our planning is up as it is so parents can see how much hard work we put into the weekly planning
Edited by ExtraordinaryChicken, 30 November 2009 - 10:44 PM.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:36 PM
I also send home a termly newsletter which tell parents some of the topics, things they will be learning. It also tells parents how some topics arise based on childrens interests etc and bit of info about supporting learning at home.
Haven't really got a EYFS board up, just the poster but would like to do one. AT the beginning of the year I held a open evening to tell parents how EYFS works. I have since done a phonics workshop which explained how parents can help their children at home, seemed to go down well.
Sorry for late reply, only just seen it!
Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:47 PM
although we are an FSU each teacher sends out their own newsletter each week.
When we do home visits we explain the learning journey to the parents and cover it again on the new induction eve.
On our parents eve i set up camp in the corridor outside the classroom and hand out learning journeys, and am on hand to answer general questions whilst they wait to see the teacher.
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