Foundation 2019 - 2020
Welcome to the Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage consists of one Nursery and two Reception classes.
Our day starts at 8.50, but we do have a Breakfast Club that begins at 8.30 that all children are invited to attend. (Please see the guidelines at the bottom of the page regarding attendance in Reception)
The provision is split into four areas:
The Purple Butterflies
The Yellow Bees
The Blue Dragonflies
Meet The Early Years Team
Reception Teacher & EYFS Lead
Reception Teaching Assistant
Nursery Teaching Assistant
Nursery Teaching Assistant
Our topic this half term is:
Communication, language and literacy
This term we will be looking at the topic of Celebrations
We will start this term by discussing Bonfire night, we will explore the sights, sounds and smells that this event brings. We will be writing about it aswell as making some colourful firework pictures.
We will then move onto our next subject; Weddings. We will be reading the beautiful story 'The Scarecrows Wedding' by Julia Donaldson, one of our favourite authors.
Finishing the term off nicely by celebrating Christmas. Bring on the glitter!
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
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.
The following websites are very good for children to use at home.
Cosmic Kids Yoga - http://www.cosmickids.com/
Dough Disco - www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-IfzeG1aC4
Write Dance - http://writedancetraining.com/about-write-dance/Active Letter Formation - Active form of learning letter formation.
Finger Gym/funky fingers
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.
In this term, the children will be introduced to more of these characteristics and begin to identify when they are applying their skills.
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.
Now that we have started the year, class teachers will have sent out letters for you to sign up to Tapestry. When you have done this you will be able to view what your child is up to and even add your own entrys from home.
Please help us by uploading any pictures or videos you have at home.
If you need support logging in or have any other problems, please let us know.
In Reception, This term we will be having Dance class once a week along with the daily mile each day.
Our PE sessions this half term are:
Dance class - Thursday
Please make sure your child has a labelled PE kit in school (including a plain white t-shirt, black gym shorts and a pair of pumps) 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 PE session.
Please make sure you send your child with a water bottle every day. We ask that it is only water in water bottles, not juice or fizzy pop.
We encourage children to get fully involved in their learning (through 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.
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.
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.
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