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FOUNDATION STAGE

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POLAR BEARS

CLASS TEACHER: Mrs Bridgwood

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Mrs Moore

LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS: Mrs Hyde

CLASS TEACHER: Miss Goodrich

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Miss Bannister

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: Mrs Larkins and Mrs Garratt also provide additional support in the classroom on days where this may be required.

 

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HOW WE LEARN...

Personal, social and emotional development

In Foundation Stage we develop purposeful relationships with our peers and teachers so that we can share resources, help each other and work together to achieve shared success.

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Physical development

In Foundation Stage we develop our physical skills in a variety of different ways, and learn about how to keep ourselves and each other healthy.

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Communication and Language

In Foundation Stage we develop our communication and language skills by learning to listen carefully, respond to what others say and follow instructions through a variety of activities and contexts.

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Literacy (reading and writing)

In Foundation Stage our teachers help us to develop a love of books and stories. We learn to link sounds to letters, read sentences and use a varied and broad vocabulary.

In Foundation stage we begin by giving meaning to the marks that we make, and progress to writing words and sentences in meaningful contexts.

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Mathematics

In Foundation Stage we develop our understanding of numbers, shapes and measures. We then learn the skills to apply our knowledge to solve problems in real life situations.

Understanding the World

In Foundation Stage we learn about the world around us - we focus upon people and communities, different technology and our environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

In Foundation Stage we learn to explore and use a wide range of media and materials. We also use our imagination to express ourselves through art, music, dance and role-play.

HOMEWORK

Homework in EYFS comprises of a number of different elements:

 

FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER As well as giving details of what we have done at school that week the newsletter may give a follow-on task related to these details.  e.g. following some work on shapes at school, children may be asked to look for and describe different shapes in the environment.  Latest newsletters are available below.

PHONICS
SOUNDS

We use letters and sounds and jolly phonics to teach daily phonics sessions.  You can revise the sounds we are doing at school by using some of the resources that are sent home with the children, or any of the resources that were in the phonics evening information pack.

READING

BOOKS

Reading books will be changed up to twice a week, at this age it is of great benefit for children to share the same book more than once so that they become familiar with it.  Please read little and often with your children, discussing the stories with them (including the pictures) and encouraging them to read words that use the sounds they have been taught at school.  It is also great if you can share other books that you have at home with your children.

 

Please write a short comment in the reading diary so that we know when you have shared a book.

USEFUL

WEBSITES

Crickweb: Free online resources and games for EYFS 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

 

CBeebies: Free games and activities for EYFS and the other early years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies


Phonics Play: Free phonics games to reinforce learning in all of the phases.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

 

 

PE LESSONS

 

Mr Chapman and Mr Bray are our PE coaches and they take most of the PE lessons.  At the moment our PE slots/days are on Friday morning.

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTERS!

 

We send a newsletter home every other Friday to keep you informed about what we have been doing that week, any homework tasks or forthcoming dates.  If you don't receive one, please speak to any of the team and we will be happy to get you a copy.

TRIPS AND VISITS

 

Throughout the year there will be a number of trips and visits planned for the children to enhance and enrich the learning that they are doing in the classroom.  Details of these trips will be posted in this section as well as being sent home in letters and newsletters.

 

Details will be given later in the year
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THE FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM

 

Much of our planning in EYFS is determined by the interests, skills and next steps that we observe in the children on a week to week basis.  This ensures that activities are planned to best capture the interests of all of the children.  It is through this flexible approach to learning that we ensure the objectives  and outcomes for Foundation Stage are covered and achieved.  

 

If you want to find out more about how the Foundation Stage works and how you can support you child at the same time, the parent guide and FS Outcomes documents below would be a useful point of reference.

 

What is EYFS? Information for Parents

This is what the foundation stage team use to plan a range of learning opportunities for your children

Desford Primary School Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

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