Welcome to the (EYFS) Foundation Stage!

In Nursery and Reception children will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in an environment which will encourage them to:

  • Explore new concepts and ideas.
  • Extend and develop new and existing skills
  • Grow in confidence and be willing to have a go with new experiences,
  • Become an independent learner
  • Be prepared for the next phase of their education

Throughout the day, your child will learn through a variety of adult-led activities, adult initiated activities and child led play. Challenges are incorporated into the continuous provision and adults plan individualised next steps for children to work on and practise. Staff in the Foundation Stage work together as a team to ensure that your child has the opportunities to reach their full potential. We strive to create a safe, happy, nurturing and engaging learning environment.

Day to Day Routines

  • Children come straight into class through the side door at 8.40am (Nursery) and 8.45am (Reception).
  • Reception Reading books are changed twice a week on Monday and Thursday. Children also have ‘tricky words’ to learn.
  • All children have Lunchtime at 11.45.
  • All children participate in PE, ICT, Music and Show and Tell once a week.

The continuous provision set up in our EYFS unit provides opportunities for the children to develop their confidence in both indoor and outdoor independent play.

This information and more can be found in our ‘Meet the Teacher’ booklet.

 

Please remember that if there is anything you need, do come and see us – let’s work together to make your child’s year a happy, rewarding and successful one.

Mrs Whittam

 

Should you wish to generously donate a book to the EYFS classroom, you can find our wishlist here: EYFS Amazon Wishlist 

Latest from Foundation Stage

Date: 02/03/2022

EYFS have been reading Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French; it made us all feel a little bit hungry for a fruit salad, so we discussed our favourite fruits and made shopping lists. Once we had the fruit everyone got to work chopping up fruit to make tasty salads for snack time. 

Year of the tiger 🐅

Date: 08/02/2022

EYFS have been learning about China and Chinese New Year celebrations. We’ve been making tiger masks, learning how to use chopsticks, writing chinese symbols and tasting noodles.

Paralympics Assembly

Date: 26/01/2022

Today, Mr Wilde delivered an assembly to all children from Reception to year 6 to inform them of an exciting event we have coming up. Next month, we will be visited by paralympic gold medallist, Megan Giglia, who will be talking to our pupils and delivering a sports workshop with each class. All she asks for in return is that all children try to raise some sponsorship money (minimum of £2 each). Out of this, a small percentage will go to her charity and the rest will go to upgrading our sports equipment in school: win win! Look out for your child’s sponsorship form.

Holocaust Memorial Day – Part 1

Date: 26/01/2022

Yesterday, years 5 and 6 turned into teachers to carry out a whole school project for Holocaust Memorial Day. Inspired by the British Values of tolerance and respect, we discussed the importance of this day and how we can learn from the past. From this, we came up with hopes and dreams that we wish will one day come true for the whole world. Once years 5 and 6 completed their own, they took this learning and delivered it to every class; even staying to help each child complete their own. Mrs Kobak and Miss Pereira were very proud of each member and how they really took charge with this project but, more importantly, each member of the class enjoyed helping their younger peers. We cannot wait to see the finished product.

Tu B’Shvat

Date: 24/01/2022

Early years have been celebrating Tu B’Shavt! We enjoyed playing party games with Mrs Lewis, dancing and singing along to guitar music played by our special party guest, eating lots of yummy fruit and we even found time to plant our own seeds.

The dentist

Date: 02/11/2021

Mr Lester, the dentist, came to our class today. He talked to us about how we should look after our teeth and why it is so important. Everyone then had the opportunity to practise brushing their teeth with Mr Lester. Each child was given a pack of toothbrushes, toothpaste, stickers, activity sheet and an oral health information leaflet to take home.

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