Foundation 2017 - 2018
The Foundation staff are a happy, close-knit team who endeavour to make the children's transition into school an enjoyable experience.
Through the Foundation Stage curriculum, we give children the opportunity to learn from first hand experience by participating in a wide range of activities linked to the 7 areas of learning and development.
The 3 prime areas are:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas - Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
We like to work in partnership with families and carers to encourage the children to become self-confident and independent learners.
The children have been sharing some of the things that they can do with their class friends. Are there any achievements that your child is proud of that you would like to share with us at school? The email address to send in photos and a short explanation is below:
The children have embraced our daily phonics lessons. We will be learning the letter names, the sounds that they make and will be learning an action and song to go with each of them. We are also trying hard to form each of the letters correctly, starting at the right point. Please have a look for the 'Jolly Phonics' tab at the top of this page. There, you will find all of the letters, with corresponding songs. Enjoy!
We also invite children to bring in any artefacts, toys or books that are related to our topic. Please ensure that any items brought in to school are labeled. The children will be able to share them with their friends at school and will sometimes have the opportunity to show the whole class.
The children have responded wonderfully to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Here are some of the letters that the children wrote to Goldilocks while in role as one of the Three Bears.
As you can see, the children felt quite strongly about the story’s events! The focus has evoked lots of discussion about listening to parents’ advice, making good choices and ‘stranger danger’! Here are some quotes from the children during our story and discussion time…
This week, we will be focusing on the story of The Gingerbread Man’. We will be experiencing different versions of the story and using our story language to retell it.
The children will be engaging in addition maths linked to the story of the Gingerbread Man and they will be recording sums as number sentences eg 4+6=10.
The cheeky Gingerbread man will be put away into the oven in our home corner every day at the end of school. I hope he doesn’t jump out and escape to cause mischief, like he does in the story! Keep your eye out every morning in our classroom, children!
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