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Welcome to the Foundation Stage


The Foundation Stage consists of  one Nursery and one Reception class.

The provision is split into four areas:

The Ladybird Room
(Nursery)

Mrs Marsh 
Miss Bellis

 

The Busy Bee Room

and

The Dragonfly Room
(Reception)


Miss Caslin
Mr Denham
Mrs Ash
Miss Plested

and the

Outside Area 

 

 

Our topics this half term:

Me and My Family
&
Owl Babies

For the first three weeks our topic will be Me and My Family

We will talk about important people in the children’s lives and the topic will be centred around the children getting to know each other better and settling into their new school.

The rest of the half term will be a narrative immersion of the book Owl Babies.
Narrative immersion is teaching and learning in the imaginary world of stories through dramatic play.


If you would like to know more about narrative immersion, please follow the link below.

/cheshire/primary/rivacrevalley/arenas/reception/web/narativeimmerseions(1).pdf

 


Author Of The Half Term

 

Our author of the half term is 
Martin Waddell

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In both Nursery and Reception, there will be a large focus on gross and fine motor skills (large and small movements) to help children develop pencil control.

Cosmic Kids Yoga - http://www.cosmickids.com/

 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are the ways in which children engage with other people and their environment. They underpin learning and development across all areas of the curriculum and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner; we plan to support these characteristics throughout all of our planning across the Early Years Foundation Stage.

 

 

Tapestry

Tapestry is the online learning journal system we  use in place of learning journey books.  This is where you can see what your child is up to in school and where they are with regard to their learning.

For those of you who already have a tapestry login from nursery, you will continue to view tapestry as normal.
We will be setting up taspestry accounts for any new starters as soon as we can.

  We really enjoy and appreciate all of your comments and uploads to Tapestry.  We hope to hear more this year about what your children are getting up to at home.

Just click on the picture to follow the link to log in and see your child's learning journey

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If you need support logging in or have any other problems, please let us know.


 

 

P.E

This half term

In reception, we will be having two P.E sessions a week along with the daily mile each day


P.E sessions this half term will be

Gymnastics on a Tuesday

and a class P.E session on a Thursday.

Please make sure your child has a labelled PE kit in school so they can get the most out of the lessons.

Please also ensure all of your childs clothes and shoes have their name in so they come home with the correct uniform after a P.E session.

 

 

Water Bottles

Please make sure you send your child with a water bottle each day.
We ask that it is only water in water bottles, not juice or fizzy pop.

 

 

Messy Play

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We encourage children to get fully involved in their learning (play) which can often result in children and their uniform becoming quite messy. We provide aprons and water proof clothing and try our utmost to limit this for you.

 

Jumpers


We do our best to make sure your child comes home with the right jumper/cardigan at the end of each day;
Please can you make sure your child's jumper has their name written in it clearly to help us.

The best place to write a name so it is less likely to  fade
is on the inside of the bottom hem at the back

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Parent Readers.

Every Wednesday afternoon 2.45pm, parents are invited to support childrens engagement with reading.  

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of the team - Our doors are always open.