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, Miss Mulloy and Miss McDonnell
Miss Martin and Mrs Davies
Busy Bee Class
Miss Garforth and Mrs Jacques
Mrs Finch, Mrs Simmonds, Mrs Winfield, Mrs Hawker and Mrs Marshall
Autumn 1 -
Where in the World would you like to go?
We will be exploring the whole school topic 'Where in the World would you like to go' this half term. We will be focusing on the African continent mainly looking at similarities and differences between the animals which live there.
Important dates for the upcoming half term;
Tuesday 19th September 2017
Monday 16th October 2017
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last day of half term:
Thursday 19th October 2017
Friday 20th October 2017
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.