Elephants Class

Hello and a very warm welcome to Elephants Class!  We are the transition class between the Early Years Department and the Primary Department at Bedelsford School. We have a play based approach to our learning which is centred around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

In Elephants Class, we are getting ready to go into our primary classes. This means that we have lots of fun learning through play whilst also taking part in many of the routines and activities that the Primary Department undertake.  Our class is made up of students from Reception and Year One.

We have been really busy this term with our learning and we’re gathering lots of evidence for our learning journeys. These are electronically recorded using a special iPad observation app which allows the grown-ups in our class to annotate our learning and to link to developmental assessment criteria. We also have half-termly individual learning intentions which pull our targets from our EHCP or Annual Reviews and targets from the Early Years Foundation Stage. We spend lots of time learning new skills and try our best to apply these to everything we do!

We follow the Bedelsford School Early Years Department topic cycle. This means that we follow the same topic cycle as our friends in Meerkats but we experience these topics in a slightly different way. We are learning all about ‘Traditional Tales’ this half term and will be using lots of different books and resources to support us with our learning. We’re having lots of fun learning all about ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and are about to start our new story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.

We have also been exploring the changes in the weather and seasons and have started to prepare for our Harvest Festival.  To support our understanding we will be visiting the local community and visiting a farm.