Here you can find out what is happening in our class, all about our topics, special events and class news.
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:
· 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.
Our topic this term is...
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.