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(EYFS)

Welcome to Foundation (EYFS)!

 

Here you can find out what is happening in our class, all about our topics, special events and class news.

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Our Foundation Stage begins with 'F1'. The children receive fifteen hours of education; either five mornings, or five afternoons starting the term after their third birthday. 'F1' is often referred to as Nursery. In September of the academic year that children have their fifth birthday, they begin 'F2'. These children form our Reception Class and attend school full time. 

 

 

Mrs Long and Mrs Riley work with the children in F2. 

 

Miss Tomlinson, Miss Throssell and Miss Smith work with the children in F1. 

How children learn in the Early Years Foundation Stage 

 

The EYFS is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting.

 

Through play and exploration, your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

· Communication and language;

 · Physical development; and

· 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. These are:

· Literacy;

· Mathematics;

· Understanding the world; and

· Expressive arts and design.

Maths at home

 

Miss Tomlinson has made a leaflet which aims to give parents ideas about the sorts of things you can do with your children to improve their confidence and attainment in Mathematics through every day, playful activities. 

Feel free to print or save the document below and let us know how you get on.

Our topic this term is...

 

Dinosaurs 

 

This half term we’re learning all about Dinosaurs. We were lucky to find a Dinosaur egg in our outdoor area which enabled us to talk about where it came from, what might be inside and described its appearance. We will be learning the names of dinosaurs and what it might have been like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Our key texts this half term include: Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs, Dinosaurumpus, Tyranasaurus Drip and Dinosaurs love underpants. 

 

We will also be preparing for our transitions to Year One and Reception in September. We will be exploring our new environments and getting to grips with our new school routines. 

 

We encourage you to visit Tapestry regularly to have a look at what your child has been learning at school and add photos and comments about what you have been learning about at home. If you need help logging on to Tapestry, please talk to Mrs Long or Miss Tomlinson. 

Dinosaur Medium Term Plan

We love sharing stories in Foundation. This is a poem from one of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson.

We love sharing stories in Foundation. This is a poem from one of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson. 1

Multicultural week stay and play session

Releasing our butterflies! We have loved watching their journey from caterpillar, to cocoons, to butterflies .. it has truly been a magical experience for all.

F2 children enjoyed their visits to the allotment

F2 voted for their choice of the new school emblem - F2s choice wasn't the overall school winner, but at least they all had their vote!

We're going a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one! What a beautiful day, we're not scared...

Planting our garden

Look what's arrived in Foundation this week!

Look what's arrived in Foundation this week! 1
Look what's arrived in Foundation this week! 2

F1 Easter Egg hunt 30/03/2017

World book day F1

World Book Day

Number Day

We demonstrated our understanding of food hygiene and using tools safely by making pancakes 28/02/2017

We made our own Rainbow Fish and each wrote a reason why we are unique on a scale

F2 visited the aquarium at Dukeries Garden Centre

F1 went on a number hunt around school 31/01/2017

F1 received a letter and map from Pirate Pearl! We followed the map and found the treasure. We wrote letters back to the pirate and drew maps just like the one we had received.

Thank you to the PTA who came into F1 to make Christmas crafts 19/12/16

Thank you to the PTA who came into F1 to make Christmas crafts 19/12/16 1

Foundation are getting ready for Christmas

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15/11/2016 Diwali stay and play with parents F1 & F2

15/11/2016 Diwali stay and play with parents F1 & F2 1
15/11/2016 Diwali stay and play with parents F1 & F2 2

4/11/2016 EYFS learnt about firework safety with the Fire Officers and had a look around the fire engine

4/11/2016 EYFS learnt about firework safety with the Fire Officers and had a look around the fire engine  1

10/10/16 F1 enjoyed exploring the outdoor area and speaking about seasonal changes

10/10/16 F1 enjoyed exploring the outdoor area and speaking about seasonal changes  1
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