Welcome to St Bernadette's Home Page
The EYFS Team
St Bernadette Class- Mrs Hurley, Miss Mae and Mrs Brooker
St Clare Class- Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Sullivan
Here at St Bartholomew's, the staff and children are really proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage and love coming to school to learn.
Learning in Reception is a balance of child-initiated play and adult led sessions. We believe that this leads to the best levels of progress and well-being for our children, and we ensure this is achieved by building on the children’s interests, motivation and developmental stage. We teach Phonics, Maths and Literacy daily in short sessions on the carpet. The remainder of the day is mainly self-directed, with children leading their learning through play and adults responding in order to move learning forward.
The Reception classrooms are organised to allow children to explore and learn securely, safely and independently. There are spaces where the children can be active and areas where they can be quiet. The classrooms are set up to enable children to independently find and locate equipment and resources to aid their learning in whichever way possible.
Phonics and Reading Websites
Please log in to our reading scheme called Bug Club. The website is: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
The scheme has a comprehensive collection of high quality reading books for the children to read at home. In your child’s reading record, there is a login in and password so your child can access this resource at home. If you have any issues with your child’s login and/or password, please speak to your child’s teacher.
There are lots of useful websites with phonics information and games. Here are a range of different ones you could use at home:
The Letters and Sounds website has lots of information, resources and games linked to each of the phonics phases.
Oxford Owl has a whole selection of free eBooks, some with linked activities. These are banded according to age group.
We like Mr Thorne does Phonics. This is a link to his YouTube channel so be aware there may be adverts/videos may auto play.
Phonics Play has a selection of free and fun resources you can use at home with your child. It also gives you the option to create your own account on the website however this will need to be paid for.
To access daily lessons that makes phonics learning easier please watch videos and read flashcards on Monster Phonics: https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/year-1-home-learning/
Another fabulous link to aid your phonics learning: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDFqXo8hEdBH7WarYB9Xw7xQK-LUC8r3h
Have fun with phonics!