Foundation 2020 - 2021
Welcome to the Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage consists of two Nursery and two Reception classes.
Our day starts at 8.50 and finishes at 3.10. Please see the guidance link at the bottom of the page regarding attendance.
The provision is split into four areas:
The Purple Butterflies
The Green Grasshoppers
Trainee Teaching Assistant
The Yellow Bees
Trainee Teaching Assistant
The Blue Dragonflies
Meet The Early Years Team
We will be looking at the story
'Tom and the Island of dinosaurs'
using narrative immersion.
We will be:
- finding out about forms of light and how it works through some simple circuits
- finding out about types of weather and making weather reports
- fact finding about volcanoes
- learning all about dinosaurs
Writing tasks will be:
- making posters
- writing messages
- writing facts
- using our phonic knowledge to write simple captions and words
We will move on to look at the festival of Chinese New Year for the last week of term
- retelling the story
- how they celebrate
- making Chinese crafts
Maths focus will be:
- 2D and 3D shapes for the term - naming and describing them
- wholeness of a number
- 1 more and 1 less
- recognising and using numbers up to 10 and beyond
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
We will begin to focus on our gross and fine motor skills, with lots of fun activities.
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 we will begin to introduce these to the children.
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.
Class teachers will have sent out details 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.
Our PE sessions this half term are:
Gymnastics - Mr Denhams class - Tuesdays
Hall time - All classes - Wednesdays
Dance - Mrs Vaughans class - Thursdays
For reception children 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. P.E kits should be sent in at the start of term and will be stored in the childrens boxes inbetween uses until the end of term.
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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