Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage area of the school website.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of three classes; The Ladybirds and The Butterflies are our Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) classes and The Busy Bees is our Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) class.
MEET THE TEACHERS
There are a number of staff that work in the Foundation Unit that will work with your child.
Foundation Phase Leader
Miss Draycott and Miss McDonnell
Miss Martin and Mrs Davies
Busy Bee Class
Miss Garforth and Mrs Jacques
Mrs Finch, Mrs Simmonds, Mrs Barrs and Mrs Marshall
Summer 1 -
Next half term we will be exploring the question
'What lives in the Garden?'
We will be developing our very own allotment in our outdoor area and looking closely at the similarities and differences in the environments.
Important Dates for Summer 1.
Gardening Morning - 8.50 - 10.00 Thursday 3rd May
Class Photos - Thursday 10th May
Remember that Parents Reading Mornings are on a Tuesday Morning and Afternoon for the Afternoon Busy Bees.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
Below is a link to a document explaining all that you need to know about the Early Years Foundation Stage.
If you have any further question about this important stage in your child’s educational journey please see a member of staff.
What to expect in the Foundation Stage?
Below is a document that explains what your child will be doing during their time in the unit. It also includes important information about what your child needs to bring to school. There is also a handout including useful websites and ideas for activities at home.
The theme of British Values runs thoughout the Early Years Foundation Stage. Click on the link below to find out what ‘British Values’ as a theme looks like in the Foundation Stage.
During your child’s time in the Foundation Unit they will be encouraged to explore the world around them and ask questions about what they find. We encourage the children to be independent learners but also have group sessions and focused tasks where the children work with an adult.
One of the group sessions that your child will have will be phonics. This is the teaching of early reading and writing.
Below is a document that explains what phonics is, how it works and what you can do at home to support your children's learning.
Below is a video showing you why pronouncing sounds in a ‘pure’ way is the most effective method for teaching children how to read. It also briefly demonstrates blending and segmenting. At 2.10 the video also demonstrates the correct pronunciation of the phonemes.