Welcome to the Foundation Stage Page!
Take a look at the exciting learning opportunities ahead of us this half term...
Here is a taster of our plans for the half term. During spring we are focusing on Traditional Tales including the Three Little Pigs, The Three Billie Goats Gruff, Jack and The Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. We will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a week of activities including a Chinese Fan Dance and parade which you will be invited to watch on Tuesday 21st January at 2.45pm Robins will be having Forest school the first half term on Thursday pm. The children can come to school wearing warm outdoor clothes. PE days remain the same: Miss Wilkes’ Thursday and Miss Holt’s class Wednesday am.
Autumn Term 1
Welcome to our school. There are so many exciting learning opportunities ahead. Your children are going to come on a wonderful learning journey with us! We appreciate, however, that many children find it difficult to explain what they are doing at school so here is a taster of our plans for the rest of the half term.
Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school each day. Many of you have registered for milk. If you haven’t yet registered, please do so as we only receive milk for those on the list. It is free until children turn 5yrs.
PE for Miss Holt’s class is on a Wednesday. Miss Wilkes’ class is on Thursday am. Please help your child to practise dressing and undressing. We ask the children to bring in a PE kit by week 3- including shorts, t-shirt, trainers or pumps. We will be in bare feet in the hall for gymnastics and trainers for the ‘daily mile’.
Parent/Carer pop in. Thursday 19th September 3.15-3.30 a chance for your child to show you around their classroom and learning environment.
Phonics evening parents invited: Wednesday 25th September, 6.00 pm
Details and letter to follow
Reading and Writing:
Miss Wilkes Monday
Mrs Holt Wednesday
Next half term: Wednesday 13th November
Characteristics of effective learning.
Details and letter to follow
Topic related activities
In reception our planning remains flexible to enable us to adapt to the children’s needs and interests. Being flexible allows us to adjust the curriculum to where the children are in their learning and identify next steps. Here is a sample of some of the activities …
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Sound discrimination: Phase 1
Sounds all around us
Rhyming words: recognise rhymes, continue a rhyming string
Onset/initial sounds – silly soup: socks and sand and silver spoons
Cats and crabs and crocodiles
Dogs and ducks and dinosaurs etc…
Talk 4 Writing: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – learn and act out the story using key phrases
Talk 4Writing: make a class story map and story wall
Innovate ideas – What other ‘hunts’ could we go on? Which landscapes might we go under/over/through?
Talk 4Writing: Individual story maps to imitate and innovate – mark making and drawing
Recognising name, looking at letter shapes
Week 3 reading diaries and book from reading corner to rake home
Comparing and ordering objects by size and using mathematical language to make comparisons
Saying number names in order
Counting objects 1:1
Numeral recognition and ordering
3D and 2D shapes and patterns
Special friends: Reception children are paired with a year 6 child to share books in the library each week. They will also have special playtimes and buddy times together throughout the course of the year.
Please note we do not pair siblings or children that are known to each other. It is about establishing and nurturing a new friend.
Sound Talk: blending a word from its segmented sounds: c-a-t = cat ( to support reading)
Sound Talk: hearing sounds in words, identifying initial sounds
Letters and Sounds Phase 2:
tricky word - I
i./n/m/d - to
g/o/c/k – no/go
ck,e,u,r - the
letter sound recognition
segmenting and blending to read words
Start reading records
Talk 4 Writing: The Tiger who came to tea; create class story map; innovate as a class and draw class innovated story map
Talk 4 Writing: make individual story maps to imitate and innovate Who is coming to your home? Think of other animals…What do you think they would get up to in your home?
Rhymes of the week: from Rumble in the Jungle
Tell me a story:
Chn create own stories for class book: scribed/read/performed to class each day
Other books focus: Dear Zoo
The Great Pet Sale
Mog and the Vet
Vicky the Vet
Non-fiction fact books
Explore the concepts of ‘more’ and ‘less/fewer’, sorting sets of animals;
Using objects to find one more/one less?’
Creating concrete graphs and comparing amounts
(favourite pets/favourite fruit)
Counting objects and matching the numeral
Looking at coins and counting using pennies
Introduce concept of addition and subtraction- counting on and counting back
Using objects to add more or take away - less
Things you can do at home…
Make a bear cave with junk
Go on a ‘bear hunt’ in the garden or park
Paint or draw your teddy bear
Draw a picture of your favourite pet
Do you have a pet at home? Take a photo or draw a picture and tell us about it!
We welcome children to bring in work or objects from home to ‘show and tell’ if they are related to the topic.
Some examples of ICT links to learning
Bear Hunt Michael Rosen performing
Song and action version
Parents' Information Session on The Characteristics of Effective Learning
Thank you to all that joined us for our information session. We hope you found it helpful and found out more about how we support your children to become effective learners.
Please find the presentation and associated information below.
Parent Information Session on Phonics, Reading and Writing.
Thank you to everyone who attended the session on phonics, reading and writing. We hope you found it informative. Please see below for the presentations and links.