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 classes and The Busy Bees is the Foundation Stage 1 class.
MEET THE TEACHERS
There are a number of staff that work in the Foundation Unit that will work with your child.
Ladybird Class Butterfly Class
Miss Draycott, Mrs Davies and Mrs Simmonds Miss Morton and Mrs Cox
Busy Bee Class Other Staff
Miss Garforth and Miss McDonnell Mrs Finch, Mrs Hawker and Mrs Marshall
Summer 1 -
Once Upon A Time.
We will be exploring the topic 'Once Upon A Time' this half term. We will be sharing traditional tales in the class and taking part in activities based on these. For more information please see the Newsletter and Mind Map for Summer 1.
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 the presentation from the Meet the Teachers meeting held at the beginning of the Autumn Term and 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.