Foundation 2018-2019

Foundation

Welcome to the Foundation Stage

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

The provision is split into four areas:

The Red Ladybirds
(Nursery)
Miss Woods
Mrs Ash
Miss Davis

The Yellow Bees 
(Reception)
Mrs Vaughan
Mrs Edwards

The Blue Dragonflies
(Reception)
Mr Denham
Mrs Gannon

and the

Outside Area 

Meet The Early Years Team

Mr Denham

Reception Teacher & EYFS Lead

Mrs Vaughan

Reception Teacher

 

Miss Woods

Nursery Teacher

Mrs Gannon 

Reception Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs Edwards

Reception Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ash

Nursery Teaching Assistant

 

Our topic this half term is:

Minibeasts

Communication, language and literacy

 

Minibeast posters - Marvellous minibeasts poster

This term we will be looking at minibeasts. We will look at a different range of texts including non-fiction and fiction. 

 

The children will be describing minibeasts, going on a minibeast hunt and reading books all about minibeasts. 

Through the story 'The Hungry caterillar' we will be looking at eating helathily and thinking of heathy meals to make. We may even make a healthy fruit kebab!

 

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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.

 

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.

Once we have started the year, class teachers will send out letters for you to sign up to Tapestry
Once 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.

Tapestry Logo

 

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

 

P.E

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

Our PE sessions this half term are:
PE Games & Skills - Wednesday

Dance - 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.

This term we will also be practising for Sports Day!

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.

 

Water Bottles

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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.

 

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.

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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Nursery Sports Day, by Mrs Cole

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