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)
Mrs Morgan
Mrs Ash
Miss Davis

The Yellow Bees 
(Reception)
Mrs Vaughan
Miss Plested

and

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

Mrs Morgan

Nursery Teacher

Mrs Gannon 

Reception Teaching Assistant

Miss Plested

Reception Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ash

Nursery Teaching Assistant

 

Our topics this half term:

Tom and the island of Dinosaurs

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We will be following the journey of Tom as he adventures in his hot air balloon to save his friend Katy.

Through narrative immersion, the children will have chance to interact with the characters in the story (the teachers dressed up) and complete tasks to help them along their way. 

The children have already written messages in bottles to Katy, to let her we are trying to help rescue her and learnt about lighthouses, like the one that Tom and his Grandfather live in.

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.

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.

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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

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

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 P.E 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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