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Early Years Foundation Stage

"The positive start they make in the early years, especially in developing their personal and social skills, prepares them very well for learning."  

(Ofsted 2015)

 

We have a 60 place Foundation Stage Unit with Nursery and Reception children. Within the unit we have four family groups. Each group is led by a key person who has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children.

 

Our theme this term is.....

‘Let’s Celebrate’

This topic will give the children lots of opportunities to look at how people celebrate various celebrations and festivals around the world.  The children will also have lots of opportunities to listen to, read and retell celebration stories. 

We want to make learning exciting for your child and so welcome any ideas from home. If you have any suggestions please speak to a member of staff.

You can download our intended learning for the Autumn term below, along with our newsletter.

Reading and Phonics in Reception

September 2019

Miss Rickman and Mrs O'Mara delivered a session to parents and carers on to how to help their children in their reading and phonics.

They gave useful tips of how to help their child at home, they also spoke about how school teach the children phonics.

Parents and Carers were free to ask questions and speak about any worries regarding reading and phonics.

See the slides below for advice and useful information.

September 2019

We have welcomed lots of new children into our setting this term. 

Here are some photographs of the children enjoying their time in Foundation Stage.

 

Carnival in Foundation Stage

October 2019

In Foundation Stage, we have been celebrating Carnival.

The children have prepared by watching a video and seeing how people around the world celebrate Carnivals.

They made their own party hats, the Children decorated them with lots of different materials.

We also made our own shopping list, this children thought of things that we would need and like to eat. The Children wanted their own cake, and some tasty treats.

For their lunch, the Children had some special Carnival food. They enjoyed chicken and rice with some yummy mango ice-cream for their dessert.

For our party, the Children had their faces painted and wore their own party clothes.

Afterwards, we went into the hall and did some Carnival dancing.

Article 30- You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection from this right.

Diwali Celebrations

October 2019

The Children in Foundation Stage have been celebrating ‘Diwali’

Throughout the week, we read the Diwali story of ‘Rama and Sita’

The children were very interested in this, they enjoyed how Rama and Hanuman saved Sita from Ravana.

For lunch, the Children tried some delicious curry and tasty mango ice-cream.

Afterwards we went into the hall and did some Diwali dancing. The Children have a brilliant time!Article 14- You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what it is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Article 14- You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what it is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Article 30- You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection from this right.

 Friendship Week and Children in Need

November 2019

For Friendship Week in Foundation Stage, we have been doing lots of fun activities and looking at what it is to be a good friend.

We have been looking at the story ‘The very helpful Hedgehog’

Isaac the hedgehog learns what it is to have a friend and to be helpful.

We also participated in ‘Odd Socks Day’

The Children and staff were asked to wear a pair of odd socks to celebrate individuality and show that everybody is unique.

During Friendship week, we celebrated Children in Need.

The children came into school wearing non-uniform aiming to raise money for the charity.

We also had our friendship feast, the children had a very special picnic with their friends inside the classroom.

Article 15- You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn’t harmful to others.

Article 27- You have the right to food, clothing, and a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not have to be disadvanted so that you can’t do as many of the things other kids do.

Foundation Stage Family Seal

November 2019

Parents and Carers were invited to come along and play games and have fun with their child.

The children and adults participated in activities and find new exciting ideas about playing with their children.

Thank you to all of the Parents and Carers for coming into school, the children had a fantastic time!

Enjoy the photographs below!

Article 29- Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Article 31- You have the right to play and rest.