Oak - Derwen.
My name is Mrs Cara Edwards and I am the Early Years teacher and Assistant Headteacher. I am also the school's designated Child Protection Oficer and Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator. Our Early Years class is a very vibrant and stimulating classroom where excellent teaching determines the success of the child’s learning and development. Our class offers a wide repertoire of expertise and competence, exercising professional discretion in planning and directing the learning process for each and every child. We see children as strong, powerful, competent and active learners who need opportunities to make real choices and decisions supported and encouraged by adults
The Early Years class is a wonderful facility with a number of discreet sections that are assigned to the different areas of learning within the Foundation Phase. These include a Book Nook (reading area), a discovery area, construction and modelling areas, an outside café area, as well as a performance area.
Our extensive outdoor environment and grounds are used by the Early Years pupils all year round. The children have access to a range of areas and outdoor settings, which contribute to providing a wealth of experiences. These include the ‘Conservation area,” a garden area with polytunnel and a field. We work with our children to promote, instil and maintain a healthy attitude and lifestyle and of course, a love and enjoyment of physical activity.
My staff and I believe that we can encourage children to become lifelong learners by providing a rich, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and through working in genuine partnership with parents/ carers and the wider community.
P.E Kit and P.E. days/Diwrnod Addysg Gorfforol
All children need a P.E. kit comprising of shorts/tracksuit bottoms, t-shirts and jumpers/sweatshirts, and trainers or daps. Our P.E. days take place on a Friday.
Book Bag/ Bag Lyfrau
Each pupil will need a Book Bag (available from “Revelation”, Narberth) which is very useful to contain your child’s reading book, dinner money and any School letters/information.
Fruit Tuck Shop and Dinner Money/Siop Ffrwythau ac Arian Cinio
If you would like your child to have a school dinner which is cooked on the premises and of very high quality, these are currently £2.35 per day, payable through Pembrokeshire County Council's cashless system.
Each day, fruit tuck shop is available for children to purchase a snack for breaktime. Each piece of fruit is 30p.
All children in Early Years are provided with a reading book, which is changed twice weekly. It is expected that parents listen to their children read these books, as well as other books of their own choosing at home. In addition to this, the children have a “Brain Building Book”(a Learning Log) project to complete once every half term. This is an opportunity to extend in-school learning, and to work with parents at home on creating a record to compliment the termly topic.