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 3pm. Drop off and pick up from Warren Drive entrance. Please see the guidance link at the bottom of the page regarding attendance.
The provision is split into four areas:
The Purple Butterflies
Trainee Teaching Assistant
The Green Grasshoppers
The Yellow Bees
Trainee Teaching Assistant
The Blue Dragonflies
Meet The Early Years Team
Due to Covid-19, schools are only open to children of key workers. Children will be accessing the terms learning either in the key worker bubble or through Tapestry – our online learning platform
Narrative immersion with
By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
We will be:
- Immersing ourselves in the story of Supertato.
- Finding out about our everyday heroes, such as Doctors, Nurses and Firefighters etc.
- Learning about the Christian festival of Easter.
- We will also have immersive days to celebrate St David’s and St Patrick’s day.
Writing tasks will be:
- Continuing with daily Read Write Ink (phonics) sessions.
- Writing lists and labels and when children are ready moving onto short sentences in meaningful context, such as wanted posters, missing posters, secret messages and news reports.
- Encouraging children to read and understand simple sentences.
- Continuing to encourage children to talk, tell and act out stories.
- NURSERY FOCUS IS
- Opportunities for children to mark make in context, Wanted and missing posters and secret messages.
- Enjoy mark making, sometimes giving meaning to their marks.
- Look at books independently and enjoy stories.
- Phase 1 phonics.
- To encourage confident mark makers.
- Enjoy and increasing range of books.
We will move on to look at the Christian festival of Easter for the last week of term
- Retelling the story.
- Finding out how they celebrate.
- Making Easter crafts.
Math focus will be:
- Looking at 3D shapes - naming and describing them
- Introducing subtraction.
- Continuing number recognition ensuring children in reception know all numbers 0-20 and can order them.
- Exploring weight and capacity.
- Counting to practice and apply concepts and subtraction.
- NURSERY FOCUS IS
- Number recognition 1-10
- Counting objects up to 10, by saying one number name for each item.
- Separates a group of three or four objects in different ways, recognizing the total is still the same.
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
We will continue to focus on our letter formation and pencil control.
Know the importance of good health and physical exercise.
Encourage children to talk about ways to keep themselves healthy and safe.
NURSERY FOCUS IS
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses with good control, copying letters.
Squiggle whilst you wiggle.
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.
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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